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STEFANI BARDIN featured in Buffalo News

stefani bardin

Stefani Bardin was featured in last Sunday’s “Life” section of the Buffalo News as “Cook of the Month”. She discusses food, media and her excellent fish tacos recipe! Check out the full story and video clip here.

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You may have missed…

Friday, December 11, 8pm
Latvian House, 491 College St.
Toronto, CA
(More info at

… but check back for details about Tony’s upcoming screening at Squeaky Wheel early next year (scheduled for Thu, Feb. 25th 8:00pm)….

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Media Study Undergraduate Student Show + Graduate Student Show

The Media Study Graduate Student Club will be hosting an Undergraduate Student Show followed by a Graduate Show in the Open Graduate Studio.

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009
Time: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: 278 Center for the Arts + Open Graduate Studio (286), UB North Campus

Bring your work to the show!!! As the order will be determined by chance (names out of a hat).

Filed under: call for work, class show, Event, performance, Screening

DIGITAL ARTS & CULTURE 2009: Marc Böhlen, Mark Shepard & Brian Clark present


Starts: Saturday, Dec 12 2009 (evening)
Ends: Tuesday, Dec 15 2009

Media Study faculty Marc Böhlen and Mark Shepard and MFA Candidate Brian Clark will present their research at the Digital Arts and Culture 2009 conference at the University of California Irvine Dec. 12-15, 2009.

The DAC ’09 is the 8th in an international series of conferences begun in 1998. DAC is recognized as an interdisciplinary event of high intellectual caliber.

This iteration of DAC will dwell on the specificities of embodiment and cultural, social and physical location with respect to digital technologies and networked communications.

DAC09 is structured around themes, each theme being composed of panels. DAC09 will be held in the Arts Plaza of the University of California Irvine.
Simon Penny is director of DAC09.

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“Graham Will Fall and Hit His Head,” by A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz

Graham Will Fall and Hit His Head,” a short story by MFA candidate A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz, appears in the new online issue of Hobart: Another Literary Journal.

Photo by Ryan Molloy

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Francesco Gagliardi: Six Reconstructions

Saturday, December 5, 2009
8:00pm – 10:00pm
@ Sea and Space Explorations – Los Angeles, CA

new performance(s) by Francesco Gagliardi

this event is part of the series Instruments of Risk, curated by Asher Hartman and Carol McDowell

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“marketplace”: an installation by Stefani Bardin & Nina Leo

CEPA Gallery presents:

Nina Leo & Stefani Bardin

@ CEPA Gallery, 617 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203
Friday, December 4, 2009 from 6-8 pm.
Free and open to the public.

market arcade

The Market Arcade building was once part of ‘the belly of buffalo’, connecting the stretch of Main Street with the flourishing public market that formerly existed at Washington and Chippewa streets. As a means for reconsidering the role of community interactions in contemporary culture this installation transplants sensorial triggers (recorded audio and manufactured scents) from the still vibrant Jean-Talon Market in Montreal into the Arcade.

marketplace is an investigation into the erosion of every day community interactions within capitalist societies. Where city centers were once brimming with the sights, sounds and smells of people gathering sustenance, engaging in social interactions and exploring each other’s cultures, they are now, in many cities, silent and abandoned remains of failed capitalist endeavors. The fall of community-based markets in lieu of decentralized urban sprawl and technology-based consumerism has, in effect, replaced the phenomenological world of the spice route with the one-dimensional world of the cyber route.

marketplace will run on the following schedule:

Friday, 12/4 6-8 pm
Saturday, 12/5 12-2 pm
Friday, 12/11 6-8 pm
Saturday, 12/12 12-2 pm
Friday, 12/18 6-8 pm
Saturday, 12/19 12-2 pm

scent dispenser

Nina Leo is in installation artist working primarily in sculpture, drawing, sound and scent. Her work explores the manufacture of isolation and the redesign of intimacy in contemporary environments, looking specifically at how estrangement from direct multi-sensorial engagement might redefine our experience, influence our sense of self and shape our sociopolitical perceptions. She holds an Honors B.A. in Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario and is currently completing her MFA at the University at Buffalo. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public institutions in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. She is represented in Toronto by The Red Head Gallery.

Stefani Bardin is a media maker whose work situates itself at the intersections of food, technology and science. By examining industrial food production and using such tools as artificial food smells and gastroenterology technology she examines how our food systems have been altered through the modern influences of technology and corporate culture. She has presented her work nationally and internationally at venues including the University of Technology Sydney, UCLA Hammar Museum, The Slade School of Art, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center and Alfred University. She currently teaches in the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo.

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