Welcome to Marilène Oliver, the interim director of the Sound Studies Institute! Marilène is an associate professor in Printmaking and Media Art in the Art & Design department. Oliver’s work is at the crossroads of new digital technologies, traditional print, and sculpture. It focuses on producing objects that bridge the virtual and the real worlds. She has exhibited internationally at the Royal Academy in the UK, the MassMoCA in the US, and the Copernicus Museum in Poland. Oliver currently leads the research projects Know Thyself as a Virtual Reality and Dyscorpia: Future Intersections of the Body and Technology.
This year Marilène will be mostly supporting Tom Merklinger and Gail Mandryk steward the speaker series and helping with Scott’s many great SSI initiatives. These include the launching of several new SSI sound equipment spaces, a sound art gallery and sound artist in residency program.