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Eadington Gaming Fellow Catherine Borg | In Residence Jan 5-21

By Su Kim Chung on January 5, 2015 12:33 PM | Permalink

Catherine Borg, Eadington Gaming Fellow

Special Collections and the Center for Gaming Research welcome Eadington Gaming Fellow, Catherine Borg.

Borg (MFA Rutgers 2004, BA SFSU 1995) is a visual artist and educator in Baltimore, MD where she teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Stevenson University. Her photo and video based art works have been included in exhibitions and screenings throughout the US, Europe and Canada, including at SF MOMA and Mass MOCA, and realized as public art projects for the Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission, the City of Las Vegas and Scottsdale Public Art. Awards include residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Jentel Foundation and an Artist Fellowship from the Nevada Arts Council.

Using a collection of images (Maggie Mancuso Collection on Martin Scorsese's Casino, 1994-1996) that were taken to evaluate the potential of Las Vegas locations to meet the needs of a 90s film script, she plans to continue her research of the evident traces and liminal space of American culture in transition through these displaced artifacts that present a more dimensional picture of Las Vegas as compared to mainstream media, albeit one that is still incomplete and imbued with the complexity of ownership and purpose.

Borg’s Colloquium lecture, "Scouted: An Inadvertent Archive from the Search for a Cinematic Vegas," is scheduled for January 15, 2015, at 3 PM.