Dr El Putnam

B.A., M.A., PhD

 
researcher
 

Biography

Originally from the United States, Dr. EL Putnam is an internationally recognised digital artist. Her work draws from multiple themes and sources, including explorations of gender and sexuality, play, materialism, digital technology, and the study of place, which she investigates through personal and cultural lenses. Her writing and research focuses on digital culture, continental aesthetic philosophy, performance studies, and gender theory. She actively presents her research, artworks and performances in the United States and Europe, is a committee member of Bbeyond Belfast, and has been a member of the Boston-based Mobius Artists Group since 2009.


Research Interests

Digital studies; digital media; philosophy of technology; wearables and physical computing; performance; video; sound; aesthetics; feminist philosophy

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Duty Free Art: Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War'
Putnam, E (2018) 'Duty Free Art: Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War'. Visual Resources, :178-180 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Not Just 'A Life Within the Home' Maternal labour, art work and performance action in the Irish intimate public sphere'
Putnam, E (2017) 'Not Just 'A Life Within the Home' Maternal labour, art work and performance action in the Irish intimate public sphere'. Performance Research, 22 :61-70 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Discipline, Resistance, Resilence'
Putnam, E (2019) 'Discipline, Resistance, Resilence' In: The Live Art Almanac Volume 5. London, UK: Live Art Development Agency. [Details]
(2015) 'Polyphonic Resonance: Sound Art in Ireland'
Putnam, E (2015) 'Polyphonic Resonance: Sound Art in Ireland' In: Performance Art in Ireland: A History. London: Live Art Development Agency and Intellect Books. [Details]
(2017) 'Performances of Situated Knowledge in the Ageing Female Body'
Putnam, E (2017) 'Performances of Situated Knowledge in the Ageing Female Body' In: Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Performing Pregnant: An Aesthetic Investigation of Pregnancy'
Putnam, E (2018) 'Performing Pregnant: An Aesthetic Investigation of Pregnancy' In: New Feminist Perspectives on Embodiment. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2019) Futures Thinking
Putnam, E (2019) My Body is Awesome:” Social Media, Transgender Pregnancy, and Spilling Over Quantification Futures Thinking [Details]
(2019) EUGEO Annual Conference
Putnam, E (2019) Networks of Debt and Consumption: the Maternal in the Capitalocene EUGEO Annual Conference [Details]
(2019) Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland Annual Conference
Putnam, E (2019) Milk Drunk: From Mother as Metaphor to a Feminist Aesthetics of the Maternal Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland Annual Conference [Details]
(2019) College Art Association
Putnam, E (2019) Strange Mothers: Towards a Digital Aesthetics of Interruption College Art Association New York, New York, , 12-FEB-19 - 16-FEB-19 [Details]
(2018) Thinking Gender Justice, First Annual Conference of the Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities
Putnam, E (2018) Strange Mothers: Towards a Digital Aesthetics of Interruption Thinking Gender Justice, First Annual Conference of the Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities University College Dublin, Ireland, , 22-MAY-18 - 24-MAY-18 [Details]
(2018) Bodies of Data: Intersecting Medical and Digital Humanities
Putnam, E (2018) Leaking Milk and Beating Hearts: Technological Immanence and the Maternal Body Bodies of Data: Intersecting Medical and Digital Humanities University College Dublin, , 22-NOV-18 - 23-NOV-18 [Details]
(2018) Transient Topographies: Space and Interface in Digital Literature and Art, Second Galway Digital Cultures Initiative Conference
Putnam, E (2018) Quickening Transient Topographies: Space and Interface in Digital Literature and Art, Second Galway Digital Cultures Initiative Conference Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, , 20-APR-18 - 21-APR-18 [Details]
(2017) Perforum Graduate Conference
Putnam, E (2017) The Aesthetics of Interruption: Navigating the Maternal through Performance Practice Perforum Graduate Conference University College Cork, Ireland, , 19-JUN-17 - 20-JUN-17 [Details]
(2017) Porous Boundaries, Prague Quadrennial Symposium
Putnam, E (2017) Between the Troubles and Brexit: The Minor Gestures of Bbeyond as Aesthetic Ruptures Porous Boundaries, Prague Quadrennial Symposium National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic, , 12-OCT-17 - 14-OCT-17 [Details]
(2017) Society for Philosophy and Technology Biennial Conference
Putnam, E (2017) Locative Reverb: Artistic Practice, Digital Technology, and the Grammatization of the City Society for Philosophy and Technology Biennial Conference Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, , 14-JUN-17 - 17-JUN-17 [Details]
(2016) Conference of Irish Geographers
Putnam, E (2016) Silent Echoes: Multisensory Tracings of Grangegorman’s Institutional Spectres Conference of Irish Geographers Dublin City University, Ireland, , 05-MAY-16 - 07-MAY-16 [Details]
(2016) Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland Annual Conference
Putnam, E (2016) “Neglect of Their Duties:” Feminist Maternal Ethics and the Irish Intimate Public Sphere Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland Annual Conference National University of Ireland Galway, , 02-DEC-16 - 04-DEC-16 [Details]
(2015) Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland Annual Conference
Putnam, E (2015) Vertical Rolls: Performing a Gendered Reading of Bernard Stiegler Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland Annual Conference University College Dublin, Ireland, , 27-NOV-15 - 28-NOV-15 [Details]
(2015) European Society for Aesthetics Annual Conference
Putnam, E (2015) ’Bring a Camera with You’: The Posthumous Collaboration of Ahmed Basiony and Shady El Noshokaty . In: Dorsch, F; Ratiu, D eds. European Society for Aesthetics Annual Conference [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) Performing Identities: Embodying Knowledge Conference
Putnam, E (2014) Dismantling No Place: the Neoliberal Performative in Tomás Saraceno’s Utopian Impulse Performing Identities: Embodying Knowledge Conference Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland, , 19-JUN-14 - 20-JUN-14 [Details]
(2014) Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland Annual Conference
Putnam, E (2014) Reflective Trans-subjectivity: An Aesthetic Investigation of Pregnancy Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland Annual Conference University College Dublin, Ireland, , 21-NOV-14 - 22-NOV-14 [Details]
(2012) American Society for Aesthetics, Rocky Mountain Division Annual Conference
Putnam, E (2012) The Ugly Americans: Gestures and Social Practice in the Work of Allora & Calzadilla American Society for Aesthetics, Rocky Mountain Division Annual Conference Santa Fe, NM, USA, , 12-JUL-12 - 16-JUL-12 [Details]
(2006) Women’s Caucus for Art Conference
Putnam, E; Bachman, S; Buszak, M; Reilly, M (2006) Third Wave Feminists in Conversation Women’s Caucus for Art Conference Boston, MA, USA, , 16-FEB-06 - 18-FEB-06 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2018) Art Action: 1998 to 2018, Rencontre Internationale d’Art Performance de Quebec,
Putnam, E (2018) Performance Art in Northern Ireland: 1998 to 2018. [Invited Oral Presentation], Art Action: 1998 to 2018, Rencontre Internationale d’Art Performance de Quebec, Le Lieu, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada , 14-NOV-18 - 18-NOV-18. [Details]
(2016) Bodies Politic Symposium,
Putnam, E (2016) Flesh from the Bone. [Invited Oral Presentation], Bodies Politic Symposium, Maynooth University, Ireland , 25-FEB-16 - 25-FEB-16. [Details]
(2015) Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland, Aesthetics and the Feminine Conference,
Putnam, E (2015) Art at the Threshold of Life and Theory. [Keynote Address], Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland, Aesthetics and the Feminine Conference, University College Cork, Ireland , 17-JUL-15 - 18-JUL-15. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2013) Reviewed Work: Horror After 9/11: World of Fear, Cinema of Terror by Aviva Briefel, Sam J. Miller.
Putnam, E (2013) Reviewed Work: Horror After 9/11: World of Fear, Cinema of Terror by Aviva Briefel, Sam J. Miller. Book Review [Details]