The Youngstown State University Department of Art’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents Ali Momeni in a public lecture, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Room 3000 of Bliss Hall on the YSU campus.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Momeni is a builder, composer and performer interested in the poetics of gesture, affect and timing. His work makes use of all manners of technology to explore the social lives of objects and their embedded performative qualities. His creative output ranges from kinetic sculptures and sound installations, to urban interventions and music theater performance.
Momeni was born in Isfahan, Iran, and emigrated to the United States at the age of 12. He studied physics and music at Swarthmore College and completed his doctoral degree in music composition, improvisation and performance with computers from the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies at the University of California Berkeley. He spent three years in Paris, where he collaborated with performers and researchers from La Kitchen, IRCAM, Sony CSL and CIRM. Between 2007 and 2011, Momeni was an assistant professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he directed the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art, and founded the urban projection collective called the MAW. Momeni currently teaches in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University and oversees CMU ArtFab.
Parking is available for a nominal fee in the M1 Wick Avenue parking deck. More information may be found by calling the Department of Art at 330-941-3627.