Visual Voices Colloquium is the Professional Lecture Series of the School of Art and Design and represents a window into the professional world of art and design. Speakers are chosen with faculty guidance to represent leading and emerging talented practitioners, as well as artists whose work lies beyond the subject areas of the program offerings. On September 23, 2021 Visual Voices featured a conversation with Dario Robleto recorded over Zoom.
Dario Robleto is a transdisciplinary artist, citizen-scientist, researcher, writer, and teacher. Tapping into multiple creative traditions ranging from astrophysics to paleontology to poetry to DJ culture, his work has focused with particular intensity on theories and practices of recording and on the material and emotional structures of intergenerational relay and memory. His work has been profiled in numerous publications and media including Radiolab and Krista Tippett's On Being. He has been an artist-in-residence and scholar at institutions such as the Smithsonian Museum of American History and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. In 2015, he joined a distinguished team of scientists as the artistic consultant to “Breakthrough Message,” a multi-national effort that aims to encourage intellectual and technical debate about how and what to communicate if the current search for intelligent life beyond Earth is successful. In 2016, he was appointed as the Texas State Artist Laureate. In 2020, he was a research consultant to the popular science television series, “Cosmos: Possible Worlds,” which aired on National Geographic and Fox. He is currently serving as Artist-at-Large at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and the Block Museum of Art, and is working on his first book, “Life Signs: The Tender Science of the Pulsewave,” published through the University of Chicago Press and co-authored with art historian Jennifer Roberts, the Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities at Harvard.
Learn more about Visual Voices Lectures on the website: https://art.gmu.edu/visual-voices.