Vik Muniz, Marat/Sebastiaõ — Pictures of Garbage.
Photograph by Vik Muniz, courtesy of Vik Muniz Studio
World-renowned artist Vik Muniz discusses his work with unexpected materials
October 2, 2012
Brazilian artist Vik Muniz radically transforms our understanding of image-making by using shifts in scale, photographic manipulation and unexpected materials — from dust and chocolate to grains of sand and industrial garbage — to explore the nature of visual cognition.
Muniz will present two free public programs at MIT:
Screening of the film Waste Land
Tuesday, Oct. 2
6:30 p.m. | Little Theater E14-633
Vik Muniz Artist Presentation
Wednesday, Oct. 3
6:30 p.m. | Bartos Theater E15-070
With Pattie Maes, founder and director of the Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group and PhD candidate Marcello Coelho
Vik Muniz is known for his deep exploration of visual perception and reproductive technologies, informed by the history of science and art, as well as for his Academy Award-nominated film Waste Land, which will be screened during the residency. Learn more about Vik Muniz.
Presented by the Arts at MIT Visiting Artists Program and the MIT Media Lab.