Berlin-based artist Isabella Gresser engaged in a week-long residency on campus and exhibition of films, prints, drawings, and poems in the Kittredge Gallery. Her multilayered videos and installations combine video, found-footage, drawings, and photographs with text passages from literature, philosophy or poetry. Her experimental work is characterized by an emphasis on research and critical theory and the linking of culture-theoretical and philosophical aspects of the West and the Far East. In recent years, she has been very much concerned with the phenomenon of fatigue in Europe and South Korea. Philosophical reflections touch on the issues of increasing digitization in neoliberal societies. Her visit was made possible by the Catharine Gould Chism Fund for the Humanities and the Arts, Art and Art History Department, Religious Studies, Philosophy Department, Politics and Government, English Department and Digital Humanities.
Salvadoran born, San Francisco-based artist Victor Cartagena engaged in a two-day residency on campus. He led art students in creating an installation, Broken Families, a commentary on the toll immigration can take on family members who are separated by somewhat impermeable national boundaries. Cartagena also presented a lecture on his work in the Kittredge Gallery, exploring “what it is to be human, where the personal journey intersects with political, global, and universal realities and beliefs." His residency was a collaborative effort amongst The Department of Art and Art History, Hispanic Studies, Latino/a Studies, The Center for Intercultural and Civic Engagement, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Latin American Studies.