Digital Arts and New Media: MFA: Collaboration, Innovation, Social Impact

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danm tuesdays 4-6 :: double time duets :: harris kornstein

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 11:00pm to Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 1:00am


DANM TUESDAYS 4-6 allow the DANM community to come together each week to listen, learn and share our work and play. During the spring quarter the series will include a rich line-up of student presentations, visiting artists, and a workshop. 

All meetings are held in DARC 206, unless otherwise indicated.


Double Time Duets explores a current moment of nostalgia surrounding the fashion and culture of the late 80s and early 90s, an era notably marked by the mass death of a generation lost to AIDS.  Through a series of “living” video portraits of contemporary subjects styled to look like their predecessors, Kornstein attempts to make sense of what it means for younger generations to replay moments in history that they know little about and don’t fully understand.  Is it a superficial attempt to show street cred through a Keith Haring tote bag?  Or perhaps a nostalgic yearning for mass struggle at a time when many feel angry but hopeless?  Could this phenomenon itself be a symptom of loss, an awkward fumbling backwards toward the unknown?  This projects suggests that it may be all of the above.


DANM student, Harris Kornstein focuses on the ways in which media and technology inform how we think about our selves, politics, and culture.  As a performance and visual artist, he plays with pop culture, everyday technologies, social movements, and camp as a subservise political aesthetic.