ABOG Fellow for Socially Engaged Art

Norene Leddy and Liz Slagus, aka SexEd, have been collaborators since 2008 focusing on developing radical pedagogies that combine art, reproductive health, and participatory tools.

Norene Leddy’s collaborative projects explore ways that high and low technology can be used for protection, self-expression, and advocacy for social justice. Her work has been shown internationally, including Eyebeam (New York), Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Norway), and Sarai Media Lab (India). She has been the recipient of numerous grants, awards and residencies including a Fulbright Fellowship, two Eyebeam residencies, and funding from NYSCA, Bronx Council for the Arts, and the Experimental Television Center. In 2011 she was nominated for a World Technology award.

Liz Slagus is an adjunct faculty member of Parsons, founder and co-curator of the SexEd project, and Director of Public Programs for the NY Hall of Science. In 2009, she received a Creative Fellowship for Art and Technology from the State Library of Queensland. In 2008, she produced the youth component for the 01SJ Biennial (San Jose, CA). From 1998-2008, Slagus developed and directed Eyebeam’s education and public programs, exploring new teaching and learning techniques and models for engagement and public presentations.

SexEd’s ABOG Fellowship supported Wearing Consent, initiating an artist residency at the school-based health center and developing an arts-based sexual health curriculum at Washington Irving High School Campus in New York City. Wearing Consent focused on consent as a key theme identified by students, teachers and health center staff on campus.

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A conversation with Norene Leddy and Liz Slagus, and project collaborators Caitlin Hanson, Cory Silverberg, and Bryana Williams, moderated by ABOG Programs Director Elizabeth Grady. Reports from the Field presents the voices of community participants and collaborators in ABOG Fellows’ socially engaged art projects, both in-person and online. Click here to explore ABOG’s public programs.

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