Caroline Seck Langill DESIGNER
Caroline Seck Langill is a writer, artist, and independent curator who occupies the position of Associate Dean, Facilities, Policies and Planning in the Faculty of Art. Her interdisciplinary practice began with a degree in biology, which she followed with studies in sculpture/installation at the Ontario College of Art. In the early 1990s, as visual arts programmer at Galerie SAW Vidéo in Ottawa, Langill curated a series of exhibitions revolving around artworks that incorporated new technologies. These exhibitions specifically engaged questions of navigating the digital/analogue shift. After completing an M.F.A. at York University, she pursued scholarly research in new media art history. These studies led to a Ph.D. in Canadian Studies at Trent University (Peterborough, Ontario), as well as a research residency at the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology (Montreal, Quebec) in 2006. Her online project, Shifting Polarities: Exemplary Works of Canadian Electronic Media Art Produced Between 1970 and 1991, is the culmination of a decade-long investigation of electronic and new media art. She continues to curate exhibitions and write about new media art in an ongoing attempt to rectify the exclusion of this genre from the art historical record. Caroline has designed several productions for Westben including Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, SAMSON (Brian Finley) and Rapunzel (Brian Finley).