Author Archives: John Craig Freeman

About John Craig Freeman

John Craig Freeman is a public artist with over twenty years of experience using emergent technologies to produce large-scale public work at sites where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. His work seeks to expand the notion of public by exploring how digital networked technology is transforming our sense of place. Freeman is a founding member of the international artists collective Manifest.AR and he has produced work and exhibited around the world including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, FACT Liverpool, Kunsthallen Nikolaj Copenhagen, Triennale di Milano, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing, He has had work commissioned by the ZERO1, Rhizome.org and Turbulence.org. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, El Pais, Liberation, Wired News, Artforum, Ten-8, Z Magazine, Afterimage, Photo Metro, New Art Examiner, Time, Harper's and Der Spiegel. Christiane Paul cites Freeman's work in her book Digital Art, as does Lucy Lippard in the Lure of the Local, and Margot Lovejoy in Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age. His writing has been published in Rhizomes, Leonardo, the Journal of Visual Culture, and Exposure. Freeman received a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1986 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1990. He is currently a Professor of New Media at Emerson College in Boston. Freeman writes, “If Andy Warhol set out to create a distinctly American art form in the twentieth century, I identify with those who seek to create a distinctly global art form in the twenty-first.”

PAD: The Culture of Remembrance

Public Art Dialogue, Vol. 3, No. 1, 01 Mar 2013 Memorials 2 – The Culture of Remembrance Routledge, London. Artist’s Project Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos John Craig Freeman The each of four photographs dispersed across this issue of … Continue reading

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Border Memorial Field Test and Documentation

On Tuesday, January 16th, after three days of driving from New England, I arrived in Benson Arizona, which put me on the shore of the Border Memorial database. I spent the next two days driving throughout southern Arizona documenting as … Continue reading

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Border Memorial Successfully Deployed

After over a year of preparations and development, the “Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos” was successfully deployed across Arizona’s southern desert this morning.

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Border Memorial Documentation Planing

The planned rout for documentation of the Border Memorial starts in Benson Arizona and ends in Yuma. With diversions to Nogales, Sasabe, and through Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument just north of the border from Sonoyta Mexico. With a total … Continue reading

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Salvador Olguin Joins Advisory Board

Salvador Olguin is a writer and researcher and the founder of Borderline Projects. He holds a MA in Humanities and Social Thought by New York University. He has studied representations of Death extensively, and has worked with Mexican cultural artifacts … Continue reading

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Christina Marin Joins Advisory Board

Christina Marin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Performing Arts at Emerson College, where she taught courses in Applied Theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed. Her primary research interests examine the intersection of theater as pedagogy and human … Continue reading

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The Border Memorial at Manifest.AR @ ICA

In April 2011, version of the Border Memorial was included in the Manifest.AR @ ICA during the 2011 Boston Cyberarts Festival at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

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