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Press release: Learn about the latest developments in fine arts, crafts and design at our free public lectures by some of the nation’s foremost artists, critics, and gallery and museum directors. The Art Department Visiting Artist Colloquium is a series supported by the Anonymous Fund and the Brittingham Trust. VAC conferences take place every Wednesday of the academic year, and are free and open to the public.

December 2: Professors Michael Peterson and Laurie Beth Clark of Spatula & Barcode

Professors Michael Peterson and Laurie Beth Clark work together under the collaborative identity of Spatula & Barcode. Spatula & Barcode is a “social art practice” group that combines many activities in their projects: interviews and interactions, social media, photography, writing and public events. For twelve years, they have been producing social practice projects dedicated to commensality, conviviality and criticality.

Spatula & Barcode realizes artistic projects in which the performance of the place and the hospitality is central. Most projects involve conversation and some form of playful gift or keepsake (“swag”). While most Spatula & Barcode projects involve food in one way or another, their recent series Food directly explores the movements of food and food culture.

Spatula & Barcode was founded in 2008 by Laurie Beth Clark and Michael Peterson (both professors in the Department of Art at the University of Wisconsin).

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