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Lunchtime Conversation: Photography, Immigration Debates, and Surveillance Strategies

Lunchtime Conversation: Photography, Immigration Debates, and Surveillance Strategies


Please join us for a lunchtime conversation with Amy Sara Carroll and Ricardo Dominguez touching on the intersection of photography, immigration debates, and surveillance strategies. Please bring your lunch; complimentary beverages will be provided. 

Please join us for an additional program with Amy Sara Carroll and Ricardo Dominguez on February 24 at 11:30am, where they will lead a gallery talk in The Matter of Photography in the Americas. 

These programs accompany the exhibition The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30, 2018). This exhibition highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication.

Amy Sara Carroll, a 2017-2018 fellow at Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities, is the author of two collections of poetry SECESSION (Hyperbole Books, an imprint of San Diego State University Press, 2012) and FANNIE + FREDDIE/The Sentimentality of Post-9/11 Pornography (Fordham University Press, 2013) and the monographREMEX: Toward an Art History of the NAFTA Era (University of Texas Press, 2017). Since 2008, she has been a member of the collective Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab, coproducing the Transborder Immigrant Tool, which was included in the 2010 California Biennial. 

Ricardo Dominguez is a co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), a group who developed virtual sit-in technologies in solidarity with the Zapatistas communities in Chiapas, Mexico, in 1998. His recent Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab project ( with Brett Stalbaum, Micha Cardenas, Amy Sara Carroll, and Elle Mehrmand, the Transborder Immigrant Tool (a GPS cell phone safety net tool for crossing the Mexico/US border) was the winner of “Transnational Communities Award” (2008), an award funded by Cultural Contact, Endowment for Culture Mexico–US and handed out by the US Embassy in Mexico. Dominguez is Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, a Hellman Fellow, Society for the Humanities Fellow (2017/18) and Principal Investigator at CALIT2/QI, UCSD.

IMAGE: José León Cerrillo (Mexico, b. 1976), Untitled, ca. 2015. Cyanotype, silkscreen ink, on cotton paper. Collection of the artist

Cantor Arts Center, Auditorium

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is not required.