This week the IMRC Center welcomes their Fall Researcher in Residence, Laura Splan. Laura will be in residence for the rest of the fall academic semester and will soon begin a four-week workshop series for UMaine faculty, graduate and New Media students.
Laura Splan is an artist and lecturer whose work explores intersections of art, science, technology and craft. Her conceptually based projects look at the material manifestations of our cultural ambivalence towards the human body with a range of traditional and new media techniques. She often uses found objects and appropriated sources to explore socially constructed perceptions of order and disorder, normal and aberrant. Much of her work is inspired by experimentation with materials and processes (blood, electromyography, cosmetic facial peel, digital fabrication) which she mines for their narrative implications and untapped potentials. To learn more about Laure and her work visit http://www.laurasplan.com/.