2016 INFINITY AWARD: CRITICAL WRITING AND RESEARCH — Susan Schuppli

Recipient
A film by MediaStorm

Susan Schuppli is a London-based artist and researcher who is also a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths. From 2011-14 she was Senior Research Fellow on the European Research Council project Forensic Architecture. Through investigative processes that involve an engagement with scientific and technical modes of inquiry, her work aims to open up new conceptual pathways into the material strata of our world. While many projects have examined media artifacts—photographs, film, video, and audio transmissions—that have emerged out of sites of contemporary conflict and state violence, her current work explores the ways in which toxic ecologies from nuclear accidents and oil spills to the dark snow of the arctic are producing an “extreme image” archive of material wrongs. Her creative projects have been exhibited throughout Europe as well as in Canada, Asia, and the US. 

She has published widely within the context of media and politics and is author of the forthcoming book, Material Witness (MIT Press, 2016), which is also the subject of an experimental documentary.