research projects

Aug 2019 – ongoing:

Co-founder & editor of MAST Journal (NeMLA’s Journal of Media Art, Study and Theory)

 

Sep 2019 – ongoing:

Member of IMNN Research Network (International Media and Nostalgia Network)

 

Nov 2018 – ongoing:

Co-founder and member, Media-As-Things Project

Media-as-things is a network of media artists-scholars who share interests in media archaeological art practice, media materiality (both analog and digital media) and non-communication aesthetics in media such as noise and glitch. This project aims to curate annual group exhibitions (online & on-site), publish research collaboratively.

 

2018 – ongoing:

Feminist Media Archaeologies As Countermappings

This book project investigates the practices of artists-scholars whose work applies media archaeology and feminist aesthetics in parallel lines, framing approaches/methods/techniques that are central to formation and understanding of space and alternative spatialities.

 

2016 – ongoing:

Researcher, art director, animator, storyboard artist and sound artist, Buffalo Documentary Project, Buffalo, NY

Buffalo Documentary Project explores the techniques and possibilities of oral history practice through documentary filmmaking with a focus on communities and individual narrators in Buffalo and Niagara region (NY). So far, BDP has produced four short and three long documentaries. 

 

Selected publications
Peer-reviewed:

“Media-as-things: A nonhistorical Nostalgia Through Failure.” co-authored with Mani Mehrvarz, in Subjective Experiences of Interactive Nostalgia, edited By Ryan Lizardi, Peter Lang Publishing, (2019): 167-188.

“Fai(lure): Encounter with the unstable medium in the work of art.” co-authored with Mani Mehrvarz, in Miscommunication: Errors, Mistakes, and the Media, edited by Timothy Barker and Maria Korolkova (ed.), Bloomsbury Publishing (in Press 2020). 

“Crossing a Productive Melancholia in Artistic Work Based on Xerography.” Ekphrasis, 21.1 (2019): 82-92.

 
selected conferences/presentations

“Media Archaeological Time Machines: A Review of the Artists’ Work,” conference paper presented at 26th Annual Crossing the Boundaries Conference: [pl.]: Exploring the Multiple, March 2018, Binghamton University

“Off-the-path: Unfolding Urban Imaginaries Through Xerography” presented at SMRN workshop, Squeaky Wheel Media Art Center, Feb 2019, Buffalo, New York.