Living room light exchange bay area
Eliza barrios + Bonnie ruberg + sair goetz
San francisco, Tuesday march 19th 7Pm
Eliza O. Barrios, based in San Francisco, is an inter-disciplinary artist. Working primarily in new media and site-specific installation, Barrios questions systems of belief by exploring various processes of self-reflection. Barrios holds a Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University and a Masters of Fine Arts from Mills College. Barrios' work has been exhibited at museums, new media and film festivals internationally and domestically. Barrios is also part of Mail Order Brides/M.O.B (with Jenifer Wofford and Reanne A. Estrada). Mail Order Brides/M.O.B. have been scheming, entertaining and creating together for over 15 years. Their work ranges from video, performative to public art.
Bonnie Ruberg, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of digital games and interactive media in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. Their research explores gender and sexuality in digital media and digital cultures with a focus on queerness and video games. They are the author of Video Games Have Always Been Queer (2019, New York University Press) and the co-editor of Queer Game Studies (2017, University of Minnesota Press). Ruberg is also the co-founder and co-organizer of the annual Queerness and Games Conference. They received their Ph.D. with certification in New Media and Gender and Sexuality Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and served as a Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Interactive Media and Games Division at the University of Southern California.
Sair Goetz writes instructions that shift problematic realities into speculative fictions. Their work seeks to leverage the weightlessness of language to complicate, manipulate, and annotate the weighty matters it circumscribes. sair has shown their work internationally and completed residencies across the US. Supported by the 2017-2018 Dedalus Foundation post-MFA fellowship, goetz is currently working on performance, signage, & video pieces querying voice, silence, and ventriloquism. They are a member of CTRL+SHFT Collective in Oakland, CA.