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Opportunity and Power on the Art and Media Frontier Virtual Artist Talk by Rachel Lin Weaver

Artist Talk: Opportunity and Power on the Art and Media Frontier by Rachel Lin Weaver 

Thursday, February 25

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Rachel Lin Weaver discusses her omnivorous practice in making, curation, leadership, and collaboration, while intentionally maintaining rural centering and working at the intersections of art, media, and technology. She also shares information about exciting new initiatives and useful strategies that continue to transform the impact, reach, and geography of visual art/media effort and production across the United States. 


Rachel Lin Weaver is an artist whose works span video, installation, sound, and performance. Thematically she explores personal memory, and the collision and overlap of human and nonhuman lives, landscapes and people in flux, and ecological systems. Her interests relate directly to her upbringing in wilderness areas and rural communities in poverty, and she finds many useful metaphors in the natural world.
Weaver’s work has been screened and exhibited in nearly 40 countries. She has held artist residencies at the Indiana Dunes, The Weight of Mountains Filmmaking Residency, the Santa Fe Art Institute, the University of Utah Taft Nicholson Center for Environmental Humanities, and the Icelandic Textiles Centre. She is a Sundance Industry Representative, a story consultant in the video game industry, and her documentary filmmaking efforts have been seen on the Smithsonian and National Geographic channels. She regularly collaborates with Indigenous leaders in the Arctic and in Central America towards community media sovereignty and cultural memory projects. Weaver is also the Director of Cinema Reset, the XR and Emerging Media program of the New Orleans Film Festival, where her curatorial efforts are generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. 
Born in Austin, Texas in 1985, Weaver grew up in rural Alaska and West Virginia. She is currently based in the mountains of Appalachia, where she is an Assistant Professor, Chair of the BFA in Creative Technologies, and Director of the MFA at the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech.  

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Thursday, February 25 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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Arts/Entertainment, Exhibits, General, CVA, Lee Gallery


College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Art, Center for Visual Arts - CVA, Lee Gallery, Centers and Institutes

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General Public, Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Parents/Guests, Undergraduate, Graduate, All Audiences, Postdocs




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