Newish Media: Fall 2019 Critique Group with KT Duffy and Ali Seradge

Newish Media: Fall 2019 Critique Group with KT Duffy and Ali Seradge


WHEN: Thursdays, October 3rd, October 10th, October 17th, October 24th, October 31st, November 7th, November 14th, and November 21st from 6-9pm

COST: $65 General Admission ($50 Student/Recent Grad)

INSTRUCTOR: KT Duffy and Ali Seradge

LATITUDE is excited to announce our fall critique group moderated by previous Artist-in-Residence KT Duffy and Ali Seradge! The Newish Media critique group focuses on artists with screen and lens based processes who are looking to more critically engage with technology and “new media.” Sessions will focus on practical and templated approaches to incorporate new and expand media into one’s practice. Participants will not only come away with feedback from their peers but also a new insight as to how alternative media can enhance their future works.

Cost will be $65 ($50 for students/recent grads) and participants will receive a discount on printing (waived daily membership fee + 15% off all ink charges) throughout the duration of the critique group.

Each meeting, individuals on rotation will be given 20 minutes each for feedback and discussion around their work. Critique group members are also invited to share and discuss readings with the group (e.g. an essay, theory, literary excerpt, a poem, or any piece of text) that in some way influences making, interpreting, or reading visual work. 

Critique will be held in 8 sessions, weekly on Thursdays from 6-9pm (October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24, and October 31 and November 7, November 14, and November 21).  

Participation in this critique group will be contingent on a short application process. To apply, please email with 10-15 images of your work pertaining to lens or tech based new media as well as 150 word statement explaining why you think this group is a good fit for your work and what you hope to gain from the experience. If accepted into the group, participants will be sent an invoice to complete payment for the course. Your spot will not be reserved until payment is completed. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please have all applications materials emailed to by the end of the day Thursday September 26.

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Please Note: LATITUDE never wants finances to stand in the way of participation in our programs. Please reach out to us to discuss financial assistance.

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Ali Seradge is an Iranian-American from Oklahoma City. He currently lives and works in Chicago. Seradge utilizes the framework of “old world” myths and examines them with a contemporary critical eye. He incorporates ideas of Persian ornament, North American flesh, and borderless culture in his work.

As a 2nd generation American, he acts as a cultural psychopomp between worlds. Not quite Iranian and definitely perceived as not quite American, Seradge finds himself in the limbo many children of immigrants inhabit. While many choose one side over the other, and some embrace both, Ali stares into the limbo. In that swirling void of culture, he believes lies the future of the still nascent American culture.

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KT Duffy is a new media artist and educator from Chicago’s southwest side. They received their MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Technology at Northeastern Illinois University. Working in the space between labor and automation, Duffy conjures entities into existence via code-based processes and digital fabrication. These entities fuse the aesthetics of digital devices with organic forms to speculate on a future modality where no entity is bound to a singular reality, expression, or substance. Duffy’s work utilizes the limitations of digital fabrication systems as an opportunity to break out of the normative media ratio, leading to cleverly manufactured facets whose material transforms from constraint to bridge. In Duffy’s social practice they organize to demystify coding and technology for creatives, centering those underrepresented in STEAM fields.

They have most recently shown at the South Bend Museum of Art, (South Bend, IN), Terrault Gallery (Baltimore, MD), Mono8 Gallery (Manilla, Philippines), as PIXELFACE at Comfort Station (Chicago, IL), and Ortega y Gasset Projects (Brooklyn, NY). They have been awarded residencies at The Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), Latitude Chicago (Chicago, IL), ChaNorth (Pine Plains, NY), and Acre (Steuben, WI).