Virtual OpenDocLab Talk: Jaret Vadera

Tuesday, March 09, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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On Slow Images and Multivalent Objects

In this talk, Jaret Vadera will discuss key arcs, propositions, and questions guiding his transdisciplinary practice. Vadera’s work explores how different technologies shape and control the ways that we see the world around and within us. He hacks, reconfigures, and reimagines images – that commonly serve as proof, document, or evidence – to reveal embedded ideologies hidden in plain sight, and to open up other spaces, and new narratives.​

Jaret Vadera is a transdisciplinary artist whose work examines how images colonize the ways that we see the worlds around and within us. Vadera hacks different visual systems, and reconfigures them to open up parallel ways of seeing. His work is influenced by decolonial theory, science fiction, and the study of impossible objects. In parallel, Vadera has worked as a curator, organizer, and writer on projects that focus on art as a catalyst for cultural change. Jaret Vadera lives and works between Canada, the US, and India; and is currently based in Brooklyn.

Our lecture series is made possible by generous support from the MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, and MIT Transmedia Storytelling Initiative.


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