An Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Higgins is currently a Senior Fellow at the Phillips-UIUC Center for the Study of Modern Art in Washington and the daughter of Fluxus artists Alison Knowles and Dick Higgins. Higgins is the author of Fluxus Experience (University of California Press, 2002) and The Grid Book (MIT Press, 2009). Her recent work charts the history of Western culture through the lens of its grids from the brick to the World Wide Web.
She is currently finishing an edited anthology with Douglas Kahn called Mainframe Experimentalism, which details the mainframe phase of experimental computer art from 1960-1970 (University of California Press, expected 2010). She is also working on a book on the legacy of Black Mountain College, a small school in North Carolina. This project is provisionally called The Long Shadow of the Supine Dome.
Friday 02/04/2010 – 20h00
A. Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 Brussels
Shapeshifters – www.shapeshifters.be – was founded by teachers from the Graphic Design department and Transmedia at the Hogeschool Sint-Lukas in Brussels (Inge Gobert, Johan Van Looveren, Steven Devleminck and Johan Stuyck).