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Rachel Rose Lecture
March 28, 2017 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Within the last few years, Rachel Rose (b. 1986) has quickly established herself among the foremost artists working with and in video today, as her work actively recodes the medium’s very conditions. Rose’s films straddle and collapse multiple categories at once: found and original footage coalesce into poetic compositions that are both fluid and fragmented and which explore states between real and artificial, interior and exterior, dead and alive. Rose draws from and extends a long history of cinematic innovation, as she foregrounds a usage of noted audiovisual strategies and editing techniques in her practice. Whether investigating cryogenics, the American Revolutionary War, modernist architecture, or the sensory experience of walking in outer space—to name only a few of the topics so far addressed in her videos—Rose’s multivalent body of work pinpoints, with relentless precision and nuance, what it is that makes and keeps us human, along with the ways we seek to alter, enhance, and escape that designation.