Meredith Drum

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Meredith
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Drum
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Meredith Drum creates new forms of documentary combining digital media and academic research. She collaborates with scientists, historians, journalists, city-planners, dancers, activists and other artists. Meredith has an international exhibition record, with works exhibited / screened at the Bronx Museums of the Arts; Anthology Film Archives; Fales Library and Archive at NYU; Voltahalle Basel, Switzerland; ISEA Dubai and ISEA Manizales, Colombia; the Museo Valenciano de la Illustracion y la Modernidad, Valencia, Spain; and the City Hall Square, Copenhagen, among other places. In a NYTimes review, July 2009, senior art critic Ken Johnson called Meredith an artist to watch. Additionally, she has published videos online on the NYTimes Tmagazine and Good Magazine. Meredith seeks to collaborate with others to break new ground at the juncture of social documentary and new technologies.

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Meredith Drum creates new forms of documentary combining digital media and academic research. She collaborates with scientists, historians, journalists, city-planners, dancers, activists and other artists. As an MFA student at UCSC, she produced a web-based critical geography visualizing and clarifying the economic, political, social and environmental impact of oil extraction worldwide. Her starting point is a book of investigative journalism, Crude World, by New York Times reporter Peter Maass. The project is also inspired by a growing body of cultural productions, which use mapping as a critical tool to discuss human interaction with the land. Meredith has an international exhibition record, with works recently exhibited / screened at the Bronx Museums of the Arts, Anthology Film Archives, Fales Library and Archive at NYU, Voltahalle Basel, Switzerland, the Museo Valenciano de la Illustracion y la Modernidad, Valencia, Spain and the City Hall Square, Copenhagen, among other places. In a NYTimes review, July 2009, senior art critic Ken Johnson called Meredith an artist to watch. Additionally, she has published videos online on the NYTimes Tmagazine and Good Magazine. Moreover, Meredith has an eleven-year background teaching media arts. In 2006, with her Bronx based students she traveled to the Gulf Coast to teach video skills to young people displaced by Hurricane Katrina. In 2007, with the same group of students, she produced a documentary about alternative sentencing programs for adolescents. Meredith seeks to collaborate with others to break new ground at the juncture of social documentary and new technologies.

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