CITY OF GAINESVILLE
Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
RELEASE DATE: March 16, 2012
Photographer of 365 EPA Superfund Sites to Speak at the Historic Thomas Center
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs announces a lecture by New York media artist Brooke Singer on Friday March 30 at 6 p.m. in the Thomas Center Long Gallery. Recognized for her work photographing 365 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund sites from outside New York City to Hawaii, Singer will speak on Alternative Histories: Mapping Toxic Legacy and Tracking Superfund.
This program accompanies the Thomas Center Main Gallery’s powerful current exhibition Region4: Transformation Through Imagination, which features works by 17 artists who seek to transform the reality of the local Cabot/Koppers EPA Superfund site into images that convey both the history of the issue and the possibilities for restoration and positive change. The exhibition was organized by the Superfund Art Project in collaboration with Protect Gainesville Citizens and runs through Saturday, April 28. Along with related programming, it is funded by a grant from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Brooke Singer is currently Associate Professor of New Media at Purchase College, State University of New York. Her work blurs the borders between science, technology, politics and arts practices. She has exhibited at the Warhol Museum of Art, The Banff Centre, Neuberger Museum of Art, MoMA/PS1, Diverseworks, Exit Art, FILE Electronic Festival, Sonar Music and Multimedia Festival, The Whitney Artport, among others.