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On Numbers, Systems, and Meaning | Alison Cornyn
May 9 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 General Public / AAC Members & Penn State Abington students FREE
Speaker: Alison Cornyn
Alison will share the trajectory of her work from conceptual projects such as The Sand Counting Lab, that was recently exhibited at the Abington Art Center, to her documentary work around mass incarceration. She will introduce her current transmedia project about the history of young women’s incarceration, Incorrigibles.
Alison Cornyn’s practice lies at the intersection of art and social justice, with a focus on the US Criminal Justice System. She is interested in the invisible webs that tie people together and in the networks of systems and relationships that structure our lives as we move together in history. Installations, many of which are interactive, along with the internet, are the spaces where she has found these threads meet in order to weave that tapestry of relationships and make other connections — using a very personal as well as a very collective approach.
Alison Cornyn is an interdisciplinary artist at the convergence of technology and traditional medias with experience in exhibition and interactive design as well as in building online communities and fostering civic dialogue. Alison’s most recent focus is “The Incorrigibles Project,” a large scale transmedia storytelling endeavor that addresses female youth incarceration in the U.S. over the past 100 years.
*This event was rescheduled from April 18 to May 9.