Dr El Putnam
Originally from the United States, Dr. EL Putnam is an internationally recognised digital artist. She works with performance and digital technologies, focusing on borders and entanglements of gesture, particularly the interplay of the corporeal with the machinic. Her writing and research focuses on philosophies of technology, digital culture, continental aesthetic philosophy, performance studies, and gender theory. She actively presents her research, artworks and performances in the United States, Ireland, and beyond.
Dr. Putnam's research interests include digital studies, philosophy of technology, and aesthetics with a focus on performed engagements with technologies and embodied experience. She focuses on digital media from a visual arts and performance studies perspective, intersecting with maternal philosophy, gender studies, and critical race theory. In terms of practice, she engages with creative coding and generative media, digital performance, wearables and physical computing, video, and sound.
|2022||Putnam, E (2022) The Maternal, Digital Subjectivity, and the Aesthetics of Interruption. New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic. [Link]|
Peer Reviewed Journal
|2023||Deliv, C; Devane, D; Putnam, E; Healy, P; Hall, A; Rosenbaum, S; Toomey, E (2023) 'Development of a video-based evidence synthesis knowledge translation resource: Drawing on a user-centred design approach'. Digital Health, 9 . [Link] [DOI]|
|2023||Putnam, E (2023) 'The Question Concerning Technology in Ireland?: Art, Decoloniality and Speculations of an Irish Cosmotechnics'. Arts, 12 (3). [Link] [DOI]|
|2023||Putnam, E.L. (2023) 'Pseudorandom: generative animation as performance in Emergent (2020–2022)'. International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, . [Link] [DOI]|
|2021||McGarrigle C.; Putnam E.L. (2021) 'Affiliated issue with 2020 College Art Association Annual Conference, ‘flesh and circuit: rethinking performance and technology’ (Chicago, IL, USA)'. International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 17 (2):189-195. [DOI]|
|2020||Putnam E.L. (2020) 'Entangled Gestures and Technical Objects: Illuminating embodiment and digital experience through diffraction in performance'. Performance Research, 25 (5):49-55. [DOI]|
|2017||Putnam E.L. (2017) 'Not Just ‘A Life Within the Home’: Maternal labour, art work and performance action in the Irish intimate public sphere'. Performance Research, 22 (4):61-70. [DOI]|
|2015||Putnam, EL (2015) '’Bring a Camera with You:’ The Posthumous Collaboration of Ahmed Basiony and Shady El Noshokaty'. 7 . [Link]|
|2023||Putnam, E (2023) 'Leaking Milk and Beating Hearts: Technological Immanence and the Maternal Body' In: Feminist Philosophy and Emerging Technologies. New York : Routledge.|
|2021||Putnam, EL (2021) 'Pregnant Pause: Technological Disruption and the Neganthropic Aesthetics of Landscape in Ireland’s Borderland' In: Aesthetics, Digital Studies and Bernard Stiegler. New York and London : Bloomsbury. [Link]|
|2021||Putnam, EL (2021) 'Context Collapse' In: Mothers, Mothering, and COVID-19: Dispatches from a Pandemic. Bradford, Ontario : Demeter Press.|
|2021||Putnam E. (2021) 'Locative Reverb: Artistic Practice, Sound Technology, and the Grammatization of the Listener in the City' In: Technology and the City: Towards a Philosophy of Urban Technologies. Cham, Switzerland : Springer International Publishing. [DOI]|
|2021||Putnam, EL (2021) 'Strange Mothers: The Maternal and Contemporary Media Art in Ireland' In: Digital Art in Ireland. New York and London : Anthem Press.|
|2020||Putnam, EL (2020) 'Impossible Totalities: Political Performance as Palimpsest' In: Responding to Site: The Performance Work of Marilyn Arsem. Bristol, UK : Intellect.|
|2017||Putnam E. (2017) 'Performances of situated knowledge in the ageing female body' In: Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture. London : Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI]|
|2014||Putnam, EL (2014) 'Polyphonic Resonance: Sound Art in Ireland' In: Performance Art in Ireland: A History. Bristol, UK : Live Art Development Agency and Intellect Books.|
|2023||Putnam, E (2023) PseudoRandom. Boston, MA, USA: [Exhibition] [Link]|
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