Lee Rodney is Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture. She holds a PhD in Visual Culture from Goldsmiths College (University of London), an MA in Art History (York University) and a BFA (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design). As an interdisciplinary writer/curator interested in mobile spaces, transnationalism and alternative economies, she has has written on contemporary art, cultural theory, and visual culture in a range of books and publications including: Space and Culture, Parallax, Prefix Photo and PAJ: Performance Art Journal. In 2008 she was a visiting Fulbright Research Fellow at Arizona State University where she began a project investigating the fragmented cultural geography of border regions in North America.
Currently, she is research director of the Border Bookmobile project, an urban research platform and traveling exhibition of books, artist projects, photographs and ephemera about the urban history of the Windsor-Detroit region and other border cities around the world. It is in part a memory project charting the changing relationship between Detroit and Windsor as border cities in the industrial heartland of North America. But it is also a social platform to discuss borders within and between cities, and the production of space within borderlands in more heterogeneous and contested parts of the world:borderbookmobile.net
She teaches courses in visual culture, contemporary art and theory, as well as a specialized seminar in Border Culture.
Selected projects and publications:
“Art and the Post-Urban Condition” in Cartographies of Place (ed. Marchessault, J., Darroch, M.) McGill-Queen's University Press, in press (2012)
“The Border Bookmobile: Intervention in an Age of Circulation Anxiety” In Space Re-Solutions: Interventions in Visual Culture, (Mooshammer, Helge; Mortenboeck, Peter) Transcript Publishers (2011)
Sensing Place: Lambton Between the Lines, collaborative art/research project with Lisa Daniels, Andreas Rutkauskas, and the SARCASM Collective, Gallery Lambton, March 2011-ongoing:http://lambtonbetweenthelines.tumblr.com
“Road Signs on the Border: transnational anxiety and the re-bordering of North America” Space and Culture (in press)
“Is this your life? Long distance performance, autobiography and the temporality of globalization” PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art (in press)
“Border Rituals” Prefix Photo, no. 21 (2010)
“Detroit is our Future” Fuse, Volume 32, no. 4, pp. 6 – 12 (2009)
Nine Miles South of Eight Mile: 2009 Windsor Biennial, Co-curator with David Diviney & Matthieu Beausejour, Art Gallery of Windsor, 2009. “Windsor Biennial 2009: Kick out the Jams” Canadian Art Online http://www.canadianart.ca/online/features/2009/06/04/windsor-biennial/
“Inverted Geographies: North America Inside Out” Parallax, vol. 14, issue 2 (2008)