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Sheryl Oring: Activating Democracy: The I Wish to Say Project
September 29, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Solarium, Plemmons Student Union

Oring will set up a portable public office - complete with a manual typewriter - and invite people to dictate postcards to presidential candidates. "I Wish to Say" grew out of the artist’s concern that not enough voices were being heard about the state-of-affairs in this country and her belief in the value of free expression that is guaranteed under our Constitution. Stop by to have your say.

About the Artist

Sheryl Oring examines critical social issues through projects that incorporate old and new media to tell stories, examine public opinion and foster open exchange. Using tools typically employed by journalists (the camera, the typewriter, the pen, the interview and the archive) she builds on experience in her former profession to create installations, performances, artist books and internet-based works.

Oring has shown her work at the O1SJ Biennial; Bryant Park in Manhattan; the Jewish Museum Berlin; and the McCormick Freedom Museum in Chicago. She has also presented work at Art in Odd Places in New York; the Art Prospect festival in St. Petersburg, Russia; Encuentro in Sao Paolo, Brazil; and the International Symposium on Electronic Art in Dubai. Oring received her MFA from the University of California at San Diego works as an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is recently completed a public art commission at the San Diego International Airport.