SMU Art Faculty Artist Talks



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SMU Art Faculty Artist Talks: Melanie Clemmons and Courtney Brown

Friday, April 9, 2021

12 p.m.

Zoom lecture; registration required.


The Meadows Division of Art presents a virtual artist talk and Q&A with two faculty members, artist Melanie Clemmons and composer Courtney Brown. Clemmons is a new media artist interested in reimagining the use of digital technology toward a softer, calmer and more careful future. She makes videos, net art, installations, 3D printed sculpture, and XR experiences and performances. In addition to national/international gallery and museum work, Clemmons toured with Pussy Riot doing visuals during their first North American tour and has collaborated on several of their music videos. She also collaborates with multimedia artist Zak Loyd on video performances and installations, as Clemmons & Loyd. Courtney Brown is a composer/performer, software developer and tango dancer. She creates new musical instruments, installations and performance work investigating how musical interaction can be transformative. For instance, in her work, tango dancers become musical ensembles and people become dinosaurs. She received a Fulbright Fellowship in music composition to Buenos Aires, and her work has been featured and performed in North America, Europe, and Asia through such venues as Ars Electronica (Austria), National Public Radio (NPR), Diapason Gallery (Brooklyn) and more. To see the talk, visit For more information, visit: