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Eric T. Kunsman's artistic practice focuses on the often-neglected towns of the American southwest as well as the tensions of struggling rustbelt cities throughout the northeastern United States. He is drawn to objects left behind in these landscapes that hint at a unique human narrative, a story waiting to be told. His recent work Felicific Calculus explores technology as a social marker of race, class, and economics through his ongoing documentation of the nearly 1,500 pay phones remaining in and around Rochester, New York. Join us as the artist talks about his projects that challenge our perceptions of a place and how technology impacts our communities.
Eric T. Kunsman is a photographer, book artist, educator at Rochester Institute of Technology, and fine printmaker at Booksmart Studio, which he owns and operates.
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Wish You Were Here is generously supported by Thomas N. Tischer, PhD.
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Eric T. Kunsman's artistic practice focuses on the often-neglected towns of the American southwest as well as the tensions of struggling rustbelt cities throughout the northeastern United States.