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Parsons Staff Lecture Series: The Imperatives

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Please join us for the next installment of The Imperatives!

David Sakover 

Thursday, April 21

12:00pm in the Bark Orientation Room (2 W 13th Street)

David began exploring the interconnectedness of art, identity, culture and relationships while studying at the University of California Riverside. As an expat living in Argentina, he developed a firm belief that political borders within the Americas inhibit the exchange of ideas and creativity. Now in New York City, his media based documentaries and photography continue to address issues of immigration, identity, hybridity and urbanization.

David Sakover is yet another filmmaker, musician, photographer and writer living in Brooklyn. He is the program administrator for Parsons MFA / BFA Design & Technology and MS Data Visualization. David received his BA in Literature at the University of California Riverside in 2008 and studied Spanish at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (2009). He is currently finishing his MA at The New School in the Graduate Program in International Affairs.

Organized by Niki Kriese of AMT, the staff lecture series showcases the creative practices of Parsons staff members.This year’s series looks at those reaching outside their main disciplines, forging connections with areas that may often go overlooked. There is an urgency to these conversations, one of inventing a new ways of speaking, but also racing to preserve an old language before it goes extinct. These artists often incorporate other people in their work, who may be used as subject matter, guinea pig, idea generator, but often these others can be seen as stand ins for the artists themselves. Using film screenings, visual readings, interactive performance, scientific experimentation, the artists approach their topics from different directions but share that same need to tell their story, disguised as someone else’s. 

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