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Shantell Martin

Below the surface of Shantell Martin’s characteristic black and white compositions is an artists’ inquiry into the role of artist and viewer.

In Martin’s world, a work of art is inseparable from its creator and its audience, and art is more than an object of admiration disconnected from the process of its inception. Rather, she sees her work as a vehicle to forge new connections between education, design, philosophy and technology — the glue in an increasingly interdisciplinary world. Her methodical practice of bringing the audience and surroundings into her drawings is a reflection on ever changing time and space.

Martin’s work with institutions such as the MIT Media Lab, Autodesk and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts denote her ongoing inquiry into new models and technologies that are transforming the way art is made and consumed. Eschewing traditional art world norms, Martin’s work purposefully bridges fine art, performance art, technology and commercial work. Her artwork has appeared in the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the Contemporary African Diaspora, Bata Show Museum and at the prestigious Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo, New York.


Suzanne Dikker

Suzanne Dikker's work merges cognitive neuroscience, education, and performance art in an effort to understand the brain basis of human social interaction.

Together with media artist Matthias Oostrik and other collaborators from both the sciences and the arts, she uses portable EEG in a series of 'crowd-
sourcing' neuroscience experiments / interactive brain installations that investigate the role of brainwave synchronization between two or more people in successful communication (venues include the American Museum of Natural History, the Garage Museum for Contemporary Culture, and Eye Institute Amsterdam, among others).

Suzanne is a senior research scientist at New York University and Utrecht University, and curator of the Annual Watermill Art & Science: Insights into Consciousness Workshop.

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