A woman wearing headphones looking at two screens held by a spider-like apparatus or sculpture in blank room with a projection of the ocean and a planet.

Sondra Perry

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Studio 2

Sondra Perry makes videos, performances, and installations that foreground digital tools as a way to critically reflect on new technologies of representation and remobilize their potential.

Perry’s engagement with consumer image-making technologies produces artworks that reveal the calibration, protocols, and algorithms inherent in these devices. She repurposes exercise machines, video games, chroma studios, and computer graphics in multidisciplinary artworks that together form a corrective against the unreflective naturalization of technology. Her works examine how images are produced in order to reveal the way photographic representations are captured and recirculated.

Main Image: Sondra Perry, Eclogue for [In]habitability at Seattle Art Museum, Courtesy the artist.


Dates + Tickets

Sondra Perry
Thursday 5
6:00 PM
March 2020
Presented By

EMPAC Fall 2020 / iEAR Presents!



Production Credits

Sondra Perry’s talk at EMPAC is produced in collaboration with iEAR Presents! (a project of the Arts department), which is sponsored by New York State Council of the Arts and Rensselaer's School of HASS.


EMPAC Fall 2019 presentations, residencies, and commissions are made possible by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts. Additional project support by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program; and Creative Scotland.