TOWN Friday at The Mildred Complex(ity)
Session: WILDING, WASTING, WORKSTYLING
June 22, 6:00 pm
The Mildred Complex(ity), 37b Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY
Take Back Your Body
Daria Dorosh will speak about the current commodification of the body, how to take it back, and why it matters now more than ever. The status of the body will be considered in the context of big data, virtual systems, and artificial intelligence.
Our five senses will play a key role in this exploration, and the discussion will be followed by an informal hands-on 'treat for the senses' for attendees.
Among the special guests who will offer and talk with attendees about their creations for the senses in sound, scent, sight, touch, and taste will be:
Laura Silverman, Founding Naturalist, The Outside Institute theoutsideinstitute.org Laura will serve magical refreshments, complemented by beet-pickled red eggs by Maria Paola Sutto, Urban Design Lab.
Marc Switko, artist and gong master will demonstrate his work in sound frequency for healing.
Jenise Parris will show her botanical line of therapeutic natural skin products.
Daria Dorosh, Ph.D. is an artist, educator, co-founder of A.I.R. Gallery, NY, and adjunct faculty at SMARTlab, University College Dublin, Ireland. “Take Back Your Body” was her keynote for VSMM2017, a conference on Virtual Systems and Multi-Media at UCD. She has given numerous presentations on the intersection of art, fashion, and technology.
Dorosh studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture, NY. She taught fashion design at FIT and fine art at Parsons School of Design, NY. Her Fashion Lab in Process, LLC, is a research platform to identify new economic models for artists.