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Mark Read

Mark Read

Part-time Faculty
B.A., Hamilton College, 1992
M.A., New School for Social Research, 2001
M.F.A. Visual Arts, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2014

Mark Read is an artist, educator, and activist based in Brooklyn, New York. Collaborative processes, interventionist strategies, and public engagement are at the heart of his practice of creative resistance. He has worked with and participated in numerous artist and activist collectives and projects, including Reclaim the Streets NYC, The Danger, and most recently The Illuminator collective, which he founded in March of 2012. His teaching interests center around the role of media in and on social change movements. He is interested in how artists and social activists have, and can, utilize emergent video and other image making technologies to produce works that advance the cause of social, economic and environmental justice. He has written about his work in many publications, including The Brooklyn Rail, Beautiful Trouble and the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. His documentary film work has been broadcast nationally and appeared in numerous festivals, including Tribeca, Human Rights Watch, Rooftop Films, and in the 2006 Whitney Biennial.


Contact Information

Mark Read

Part-time Faculty
411 Laf, Room 358


Office Hours
Monday 1-4
Tuesday 3-6
Wednesday 1-4(360)

Research and Teaching Interests

documentary film; anti-capitalist struggles; media activism; science fiction film and literature; history of religions and religious philosophy; American literature

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