We are really excited for our DELVE Networking: Food + Art event on Tuesday, July 22nd at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. There are a limited amount of tickets in their amazing space (think giant video wall in their gallery and a gorgeous screening theater near the water in Dumbo), so be sure to secure your spot before it's too late! There will be food, drink and inspiring talks and performances all around the topic of Food + Art – two of our favorite things.
Later this month, we'll be sharing more in-depth posts from our speakers for DELVE, but in the meantime we wanted to introduce the spectacular people who will be sharing with us on July 22.
First, Stefani Bardin explores the influences of corporate culture and industrial food production on our food system and the environment. She works with neuroscientists, biologists and gastroenterologists to ground her research in the scientific world. These investigations take the form of single and multi-channel videos, immersive and interactive installations as well as tools for measuring and/or mediating these influences. Just check out her website to be totally wowed, and take a look at her satirical video above. She'll be sharing insight about her practice and new projects with us.
And Emilie Baltz is another multidisciplnary artist who creates experiences that provoke new connections within the 5 senses as a means of stimulating the individual and the collective. She works at the intersection of design, performance, strategy and the visual arts, her process mirroring that of a chef in the kitchen, mixing ingredients of expression by blending photography, product, environment and intention with the human senses to provoke new points of entry into the individual and collective experience. As a personal passion, she uses the eating experience as both lens and machine for cultural reflection and creation. In this sector, Emilie works to reframe, requestion and remind us of the fundamental place food occupies in our life as a portal into both the primitive and the civilized. Emilie's site is incredible and each project explores food and art in new dimensions.
James Collier is a commercial and fine art photographer, and is naturally curious about the intersections between people and what they eat. A recent transplant to Brooklyn, James spent the last 10 years in California's Central Valley, where he explored food's role in cultural storytelling, historic preservation, and driving local economy. Much of James's work in California focused on making food approachable, which led him to a series of projects documenting food at its source. He currently splits his time between commercial assignments and personal projects - both often involve farm visits and sharing food with friends. We're thrilled that James can join us and share his stories about food on the other side of America.
We are really excited to be partnering with Made in NY Media Center by IFP for DELVE. They are a multi-disciplinary creative space with over 20,000 square feet. They serve the NYC tech and creative communities by providing creators with the facilities, network, classes & workshops and access to industry resources that will fuel any story, project, company or platform. Check them out, sign up for their mailing list, get to know them.
See you all on July 22nd! It will be an amazing night, and check out all of our #delvefoodandart posts on our blog, Twitter and Facebook to explore other projects we are sharing. Download the press release for the event here.