The IEA was joined by Ray Ferreira of Brooklyn, NY, for an artist residency over the week of March 13th. Ray, who received his MFA from Hunter College in 2016, uses Englishes, Spanishes, and body languages to explore ways, which his body is manifested and manifests worlds, and ways his body aims to create a different ontoepistoethics. He views his texts as modular, pieces coming into and out of existence, stretching across spaces, times, and matters.
Throughout his residency Ray split his time between recording sound and video and putting together a layered composition of processed video and audio recordings. Ray melded together video he shot of the snowy weather conditions experienced during his residency (which was enough to close the University for one day) with hand gestures and shadow play with spoken word processed audio to produce a piece that touches upon themes of loss and memory. Ray also produced a small series of digital prints from past and present work.
Below are images from Ray’s residency: