Kianga Ford

Spring
2012

As part of Immersed in Every Sense, a Duke University Visiting Artist Lecture Series, multimedia artist Kianga Ford will be on campus to give an artist talk and a lunchtime seminar. This event in the lecture series is cosponsored by Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program and the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies.

Artist Talk
Wednesday, February 29, 6 p.m.
East Duke 108, East Campus, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
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Lunchtime Seminar: “Methods of Research”
Thursday, March 1, 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, FHI Garage, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
Lunch provided. RSVP to Teka Selman: teka.selman@duke.edu
Click here for a map and directions.

Ford works primarily with sound and environment in her installation and site-specific projects, which often highlight the intersections between media and space, between physical and cultural proximity. Viewers are immersed in a 3-D “story experience.” In her ongoing The Story of this Place series, for instance, Ford collects oral histories that she shapes into site-specific audio narratives; viewers use MP3 players and headphones to listen to soundtracks that guide them on a walk through a specific city, neighborhood, or location.

Kianga Ford is an assistant professor of fine arts/new genres in the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design. For more information on her work, visit her website: kiangaford.com.

Click here for an interview with Ford in the online Duke Arts Journal.

Click here for more information on Ford’s visit to Duke.