LIVING ROOM LIGHT EXCHANGE NEW YORK
LIZANIA CRUZ + ARI MELENCIANO + FIELDS HARRINGTON
TUESDAY, JULY 3RD, 7PM
Lizania CruzLizania is a socially engaged artist interested in the effects of migration as related to notions of citizenship, identity, and ways of belonging. As she reconciles with her own Caribbean diaspora, Lizania utilizes different frameworks to explore these themes, together with others from Black diasporic communities. Participants take an active role in shaping their own narratives, which are shared through printed matter, object-making, and photography created by Lizania, to inform the public.
Ari Melenciano is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, designer, creative technologist and activist.. She is the founder of the creative house, bgoti; lifestyle movement, Be Gold On The Inside; building a line of experimental "neo-retro" digital analog cameras, Ojo Oro; founder and producer of the New Media Arts, Culture and Technology Festival, Afrotectopia; founder and director of Publics.School, a platform exploring experimental methods to disseminate social justice issues; Founder and Director of Justice Factory, an interactive data visualization tool for activists; founder of AricianoTV, an online video tutorial channel on creative coding; and a VJ/DJ (in the duo, GVÖ), with a residency in Brooklyn, NYC.
Fields Harrington’s interdisciplinary work interrogates histories of legibility and opacity through their material representations. He uses acoustic levitation, engineering, and 3D printing to recast (or connect) the past into future possibilities. He is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Pennsylvania.
Season 3 of The Living Room Light Exchange NY #lrlxny is organized by Sarah Burke, Nupur Mathur and Morehshin Allahyari.
Support for the Living Room Light Exchange is generously provided by Southern Exposure's Alternative Exposure Grant Program. The Exchange is also fiscally sponsored by the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts.