sub: liminal – Media for Social Change Exhibition

The Worth Ryder Art Gallery Presents:

sub: liminal

Media for Social Change Class Exhibition

Participating Artists:

Claire Astrow, Ramon de Santiago, Yini Lam, Stephanie Lin, Lenna Nguyen, Miles Mathews, Shari Paladino, Jaimie Park, Lizzie Prader, Haley Seppa, Jason Thomason, Audrie Thompson, Vincent Yin

Wednesday, April 30th – Saturday May 10th, 2014
Opening Reception Wednesday, April 30th, 4 – 7 pm
Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley
Open Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 – 5 pm

sub:liminal mediates the boundary of the threshold between liminal space and subliminal space, exploring dimensions wherein new media and social change intermingle. In a collection of experimental, documentary and expository video installations, work in the show is presented by students in an upper division course with Azin Seraj surveying new media to explore artistic activism as a means to create positive social change. Students were asked to consider the dissemination of power, of information and of social justice, and the tremendous potential this new medium has to subvert, as well as to transcend dominant discourses in public life. The work presented represents diverse cultures, beliefs, backgrounds, and motives. Students works are informed by their own sociopolitical backgrounds, experiences, and areas of personal interest.

Occam’s Razor 2, Shari Paladino, Digital video, 2014

Occam’s Razor 2, Shari Paladino, Digital video, 2014

Magdalen with iPad, Ramon de Santiago and Audrie Thompson, Video installation, 2014

Magdalen with iPad, Ramon de Santiago and Audrie Thompson, Video installation, 2014

With Debt and Injustice for All, Lizzie Prader, Digital video, 2014

With Debt and Injustice for All, Lizzie Prader, Digital video, 2014

My Sustainable Garden, Yini Lam, Digital video, 2014

My Sustainable Garden, Yini Lam, Digital video, 2014