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Visiting Artist Bob Paris
Visiting Artist & Designers Lecture Series
Thursday, February 19th, 2015 // 5:30 PM
Public Policy Building | Room 105

Bob Paris' videos have screened at venues around the world including the Whitney Biennial, the Image Forum Festival in Tokyo, and the Rencontres Internationales in Paris and Berlin. Much of his work investigates mass media, social duplicity and our culture of violence. His first foray into installation art was in 2006 with Disturbance, a sprawling series of video installations that excavate the ghostly remains of the 1992 Los Angeles riots to consider spectacle, social disaster and historical erasure.

He is currently the director of The Cluster Project, an ongoing web gallery and blog that uses multimedia artworks to explore weapons, war, civilian casualties and pop culture. Paris was educated at the University of California at Berkeley and received a master's degree at its Graduate School of Journalism. He is an associate professor in Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts, where he teaches video production and socially engaged media.