Ricardo Dominguez

Art Creates Change | The Kym Pruesse Speaker Series

Tuesday September 13th, 2011, 7:30-9:00PM

OCAD University Auditorium, 100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1W1 Canada

How might artists and digital activists respond to the 3rd or 4th World War? Richardo Dominguez is a proponent of tactical media, transparent hacking, and virtual sit-ins, among many other possible actions and art projects.

Dominguez is a co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), former co-Director of Thing (thing.net), and past member of Critical Art Ensemble (CAE). His collaborations with artists, collectives and tactical media groups have resulted in controversial projects including Digital Zapatismo in solidarity with Zapatista communities in Chiapas, Mexico and the recent Transborder Immigrant Tool (a GPS cellphone safety net tool for crossing the Mexico/U.S. border) winner of the Transnational Communities Award.

Dominguez is Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego in the Visual Arts Department, a Hellman Fellow, and Principal/Principle Investigator at CALIT2 (bang.calit2.net).

Ricardo Dominguez's talk is presented by OCAD University's Faculty of Art in partnership with e-fagia (http://www.e-fagia.org/). e-fagia is a Toronto-based organization of artists and writers created to produce and disseminate electronic art projects with an emphasis on contemporary Canadian and Latin American artists.

About Kym Pruesse

"Kym [Pruesse] was complex, complicated and often challenged those around her to think profoundly and creatively." - The Globe and Mail, December 8, 2010

An artist, educator, writer and theorist, Kym Pruesse is celebrated as an expert in popular culture, art and design history, visual activism, art criticism and curatorial practice. A part of the OCAD U community since 1994, Kym taught courses in media and cultural studies, contemporary theory, women in art, art criticism, popular culture and studio. She believed in a cross-disciplinary perspective and taught both in the Faculty of Art and the Faculty of Liberal Studies at OCAD U. She passed away suddenly in June, 2009. The Art Creates Change series commemorates Kym's work at OCAD U, as well as her contribution to the Toronto art community.

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