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Saturday, November 12, 1:00-2:00pm
Members $5, Not-yet-members $9
Registration required by Friday, November 11. The Zoom link will be emailed the morning of the program.

In this talk, artist and researcher Zara Worth will discuss her research into the visual, symbolic, and metaphoric similarities between Eastern Orthodox icons and contemporary smartphones. By sharing her research process and art practice, Worth will illustrate how her art practice allows us to consider how Eastern Orthodox icons can offer new ways of understanding contemporary digital culture, its presence in everyday life, and our relationship to networked handheld devices today.

Zara Worth is a visual artist and researcher living and working in Northern England. Her work proposes connections between online cultures, religious icons, and the work of art through themes of value, presence, and belief systems. She is currently undertaking a PhD with Leeds Beckett University, UK, and developing a new installation for the forthcoming exhibition Sin at York Art Gallery, UK. You can visit her website at www.zaraworth.com.