Caitlin Berrigan
Since 2004
Works in United States of America

Caitlin Berrigan works at the intersection of performance, edible sculpture, participatory actions and the life sciences to initiate dialogue about biopolitics and culture. Less concerned with visualizing the unseen, she is interested in employing spatial aesthetics to make imperceptible forces an embodied experience. She stages conflict between pleasure and discomfort through intimate, choreographed encounters between the public and sculptural media—provoking multivalent readings and visceral responses. By uncovering layers of ambiguous emotions, she aims to open a space of potential to confront uncertainty within the context of social issues.

Berrigan was an Agnes Gund fellow at Skowhegan and artist in residence at PROGRAM in Berlin. She holds a Master’s in visual art from MIT and a B.A. in art history and production from Hampshire College. Her work has shown at the Whitney Museum, Storefront for Art & Architecture, Hammer Museum, Gallery 400 Chicago, LACMA, Lugar a Dudas Bogotà, and 0047 Gallery Oslo among other sites and venues.
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Free Talk Free Art @ The Whitney with Caitlin Berrigan

Fri Jan 25, 2008 00:00 - Mon Jan 14, 2008

United States of America

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Friday, January 25th, 7pm (Free)
Lower Gallery
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street

Whitney Initial Public Offerings Presents
an artist talk by Caitlin Berrigan

in conversation with Boo Chapple, artist-in-residence at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
& Kathleen Forde, curator at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

A new commissioned multiple artwork, Hepatophagy, will be given away to all who come, featuring sculpted La Tène Chocolate.

From chocolates made in the shape of the protein structure of the hepatitis C virus to silicone objects cast from the negative space of a mouth, artist Caitlin Berrigan probes bodily systems and pathologies to create works that address the simultaneous medicalization and eroticization of the human form. The results, she says, are "quietly disturbing works of subtle humor and irony that speak to our violent and conflicted relationship to the body."

Initial Public Offerings (I.P.O.): New Objects, New Audiences features artists who engage, challenge, or rethink modes of creation, circulation, and scale. Each artist in the series is commissioned to develop multiples that will be made available--free of charge--to the Whitney's public audiences.

Free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6-9pm. You may register by going to & clicking on the link to the talk on the front page. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.



Call for applications: MIT Visual Arts Program 2008

Tue Nov 06, 2007 00:00

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Visual Arts Program at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Open House: November 6, 2007

Application deadline:
December 15, 2007

For further information:

contact: or

Call for Applications & open house
Master of Science in Visual Studies, MIT

Join us for an Open House on November 6, 2007. Email or call 617-253-5229 for information.

The MIT Visual Arts Program (VAP) seeks talented, curiosity-driven and creative students to apply for upcoming academic year. This selective two-year program grants successful participants a Master of Science in Visual Studies (SMVisS) degree. Founded in 1988, VAP is embedded in MIT under the aegis of the School of Architecture and Planning and within the Department of Architecture. This unique position encourages a wealth of interdisciplinary exploration and research.

The Program
The MIT Visual Arts Program operates as a production- and education-basedlaboratory within the context of an advanced technological community. Our program explores the wider role and relevance of art in society and considers artistic practice as knowledge production, thus promoting an approach that challenges traditional genres and the limits of the gallery/museum context. Studio investigations and artistic research are realized through performance, video, photography, manufactured objects, electronic systems, interrogative design, as well as through experimental media and newgenre. Central to the curriculum is the potential for students to concurwith other areas of the MIT community. There are endless opportunities to develop collaborative, interdisciplinary relationships with programs and labs in architecture, urban planning, media arts and sciences, mechanical engineering and
other disciplines.

Students & Alumni
Students are encouraged to develop their own artistic vision and to freely explore the unparalleled research and technological resources availableat MIT. Recent areas of critical research engage in the role of art and culture in today's society, from a radio broadcast vehicle (Max Goldfarb '06) to rethinking knowledge production and transmission through artisticmeans (Hope Ginsburg '07). Students participate in outside exhibitions, and projects were recognized through a number of prestigious awards. Alumni have secured coveted fellowships and teaching positions around the globe, and have gained international recognition through exhibitions and events. Hiroharu Mori '04 participated in the 2007 Venice Biennial, JenniferAllora '03, along with Guillermo Calzadilla, participated in the Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, the Istanbul Biennial and the 8th Sharjah Biennial, all in 2007, and Jill Magid '00 had a solo show at the Gagosian Gallery, New York.

Instructors are world-renowned artists with active, international careersin artistic production, as well as a strong interest in cross-disciplinedebate and modes of production. Director and Professor, Ute Meta Bauer, is the Director of SITAC VI 2008 in Mexico City, was Co-Curator of Documenta11 and Artistic Director of the 3rd Berlin Biennial. Professor Joan Jonas has a current solo exhibition at MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani deBarcelona). Professor Krzysztof Wodiczko, Director of CAVS (Center for Advanced Visual Studies) and head of MIT's Interrogative Design Workshop, has a major retrospective exhibition upcoming at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas. Professor Wendy Jacob has exhibited at CentreGeorges-Pompidou and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Visiting Professor Regina Moeller has participated at APERTO, Venice Biennale, Manifestaand at the 3rd
Berlin Biennial.

Visiting Professor Antoni Muntadas is an internationally renowned artist who represented Spain in the 2005 Venice Biennale. Lecturers Andrea Frank(Photography), Joe Gibbons (Video) and Jae Rhim Lee (Mixed Media) are prominent practitioners within their fields and participate in exhibitions worldwide. In addition, visiting artists and critics, symposia, workshops, screenings, as well as a cross-disciplinary public lecture series, all enrich the program by addressing topics related to current research initiatives.

Artists/cultural producers with diverse backgrounds and experience who are interested in pursuing innovative artistic cross-disciplinary practice and research are encouraged to apply. The deadline is December 15, 2007.

All applicants are encouraged to seek out the variety of diversity resources and funding opportunities available. Information can be found at, or by contacting Robbin Chapman, Managerof Diversity Recruitment, at 617-324-5396 or

Admission information:
For an application form:




JOB: NYU Tisch Photo & Imaging Dept. seeks Digital Coordinator

Wed Jun 06, 2007 19:12

Please pass this job info on as appropriate.

The job number is: 5924BR

For more information about the department, visit:

Position Description
UNIT: NYU Tisch School of the Arts Photography and Imaging
POSITION: Digital Coordinator (Full-time)
GRADE: 100/ Grade 13
TITLE OF SUPERVISOR: Technical Director


1.Oversee all operations of digital facilities, which include but are not limited to: macintosh computers, various scanners, inkjet printers, DV decks, media converters, and multimedia projectors, plus Adobe CS, Quark, Final Cut, web design and sound editing software. Maintain general and advanced digital lab and mobile classroom stations (approximately 30). Troubleshoot network errors and issues. Set policies, rules and regulations with regard to use of digital labs and equipment by students and faculty. Assess ongoing needs of digital labs. Keep current with technical developments in the field of digital imaging. Conduct ongoing assessment of digital labs and make recommendations to Chair and Technical Director with regard to equipment purchases (both hardware and software). Make recommendations to Technical Director with regard to large equipment purchases for digital labs.
2.With Technical Director, and under Technical Director's supervision, coordinate interface between digital and wet labs. This includes but is not limited to coordination of lab hours, use of shared equipment by classes that access both labs, coordination of casual employees in support of both wet and digital labs. Coordination of policies that apply to both.
3.Supervise Lab Technician as well as casual employees in the daily maintenance of digital lab equipment including computers, digital video equipment, projectors, scanners and printers. Oversee scheduling of digital labs including class and student use.
4.Instruct students and faculty in use of both general and advanced digital labs. Conduct periodic training sessions on specific equipment. Assist faculty and staff with software problems. Oversee eligibility for access to advanced lab. Insure proper training of faculty and students in use of advanced lab.
5.Ensure security of facilities, equipment, and quality and safety standards.
6.Maintain inventory and order supplies and small equipment.
7.Respond to inquiries regarding digital facility use.
8.Work with Chair to secure possible equipment donations.
9.Maintain faculty and staff computers (approximately 15)
10.Develop relationships with vendors and manufacturers to facilitate service.
11.Field requests from faculty for new or different software.
12.Must possess and maintain knowledge of current photographic processes

Bachelor's degree and 2 years' relevant experience or equivalent combination. Experience must include operation and maintenance of digital and multimedia production facilities, equipment, and web development. Knowledge of digital photography and computer graphics, ability to provide technical training and advisement. Excellent organizational and communication skills. Knowledge of a variety of current and emerging digital media technologies. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills. Experience working in an artistic environment preferred.


April 4th Viral Confections Talk at Dorkbot NYC

Wed Apr 04, 2007 00:00 - Wed Mar 28, 2007

If you are nearby New York City, please join me for an evening of Dorkbot presentations at Location One Gallery in Soho. I will be presenting the process of creating my "Viral Confections" chocolate sculptures, made from a rapid prototype of the hepatitis C viral protein structure. I will also have some delicious edible chocolates available to consume for a small donation!

Serendipitously, Zach Smith will also be presenting his open source rapid prototyping machine (hot!!).

Hope to see you!

7pm, Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Caitlin Berrigan presents: Viral Confections at Dorkbot

"Viral Confections" are edible chocolates shaped into the molecular structure of the hepatitis C virus. These designer chocolates illustrate the inventive protein structure of the hepatitis C virus. A model of the virus was printed as a rapid prototype from a 3D algorithmic illustration of the virus from the Protein Data Bank. The chocolates were then cast into this molecular form. These delicious truffles do not carry hepatitis C. Each one was lovingly handmade from 72% Belgian roasted cocoa. Desire to eat the enticing chocolates is mixed with a repulsion for the infectious virus. This unnerving dialectic has proved to be an exciting and approachable way to ignite discussion and create awareness about an extremely prevalent and underrepresented disease. Dorkbots will have the opportunity to consume the chocolates at the meeting.

The 32,112th dorkbot-nyc meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 4th, 2007, at 7pm
26 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand), NY NY, 10013
Subway: A-C-E; N-R-Q-W; 6; J-M-Z to Canal Street

Also presenting:

Zach Smith: RepRap
RepRap is an open source 3D printing technology that a Maker can truly appreciate. It uses a thermoplastic extruder to melt and lay down a fine stream of plastic. Feed it an object file, and it will hum to life. Line by line, layer by layer, your object slowly appears. Forget the cutting edge, the melted edge is here!

Gabe McNatt
"Wind-Composition" is a software program created in MAX-MSP that allows the user to adjust the volume and pan of nine different sound-layers. The idea is for the user to create his/her own soundscape, or composition; a completely original work that exists once and only once, and then disappears without recreation. He/she uses his/her ears and own sense of fancy to compose a throw-away-composition. The nine sound-layers consist of synthetically created wind-noises, and pre-recorded sounds created by wind. Despite the user's ability to control the overall volume and pan levels, each layer constantly and randomly modulates giving the sounds a more elusive, and thus more characteristic wind quality.




-- Piksel06 - festival
-- october 12-15 2006

-- Piksel06 - exhibition
-- october 13-27 2006

-- call for participation
-- deadline august 1. 2006


Piksel[1] is an annual event for artists and developers working with free and
open source audiovisual software. Part workshop, part festival, it is
organised in Bergen, Norway, by the Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts (BEK)
[2] and involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging
ideas, coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops,
performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of free and open
source software.

This years event - Piksel06 - continues the exploration of audiovisual code
and it's myriad of expressions, but also brings in open hardware as a new
focus area.
At Piksel06 we will expand the exhibition part and build upon the open
hardware theme, which represents a potential for a new paradigm shift of
vital importance for independent artistic expression in the digital domain.

Piksel06 is done in collaboration with HKS art centre[3] which will be the
main location for this years events. Piksel is organised by BEK and a
community of core participants including members of collectives,,,,,, and others.



The previous Piksel events has primarily focused on live art/audiovisual
performance and interactive installations, but for Piksel06 we also introduce
open hardware and hardware hacking as new themes.
For the exhibition and other parts of the program we are interested in
submissions in the following categories:

1. Installations
Projects related to the open hardware theme including but not restricted to:
circuit bending, reverse engineering, repurposing, modding and DIY
electronics preferably programmed by and running on free and open source

2. Audiovisual performance
Live art realised by the use of free and open source software. We specially
encourage live coding and DIY hardware projects to apply.

3. Software/Hardware
Innovative DIY hardware and audiovisual software tools or software art
released under an open licence.

Please send documentation material - preferably as a URL to online
documentation with images/video to
Deadline - august 1. 2006

Please use the online submit form at:

Alternatively use this form for submitting


1. Project name.
2. Email adr.
3. Project URL
4. Name of artist(s).
5. Short bio/CV
6. Category
7. Short statement about the work(s)
8. List of software used in the creation/presentation of the work(s)


Or send by snailmail to:

att: Gisle Froysland
C. Sundtsgt. 55
5004 Bergen

More info:

piksel06 is produced in cooperation with Kunsthoegskolen in Bergen dep The
Academy of Fine Arts, Hordaland Kunstsenter. Supported by Bergen Kommune,
Norsk Kulturfond, BergArt and Vestnorsk Filmfond.




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