First Time’s Free: Dealing Cultural Capital & Making Art Addicts
Artist and educator Peter Christenson (USA) will chat about recent projects and research related to activism, intervention, and community-based art making highlighting a number of lessons learned during his 2015 Art & Design Fulbright Scholar residency in Scotland where he worked with a number of community partners in Dundee to produce a film series and build a cultural archive of the region.
Peter Christenson (USA) is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and educator originally from metro Detroit. He is co-founder of Left of Centre, a guerrilla-marketing firm and artist collective, and he is publisher of Null Set Magazine. He holds a BA and MSW from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Intermedia from Arizona State University. His current practice is rooted in new media and video, collective campaigning and protest, performance, psychosocial and interventionist art, and site-specific installation, and his research is significantly informed by his past experiences working as a social worker and licensed psychotherapist. Christenson has lectured, exhibited, and screened his work across the United States and internationally including venues like Sydney Non Objective, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Museo Valenciano de la Ilustración y la Modernidad, the Armory Center for the Arts, the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, and at festivals including Edmonton International, Unnoticed Art, Detroit-Windsor International, and at Cinequest. He’s the recent recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award in Art & Design and currently works as an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Washington State University.