Lecture 017

Artist's Lecture Assignment

Watch Sarah Rosalena Brady’s artist talk here:


Write a one page response. How would you describe Sarah Brady’s work? What materials is she using, what is her research practice, and how do her processes / materials and her research inform the final meaning of the work? What is her critique of technology and the field of aerospace science, and how does this come across in her talk and works? Include references to technologies, historical art works / or art traditions that may come to mind (not just those referenced by Sarah), and you must include at least one reference to another contemporary artist you would put in conversation with Sarah Brady. Who does her work remind you of, or what other projects are interesting in dialogue with hers?

If you need to look at Sarah’s work more closely, check out her website:


Or more about her project “Exit points” here:


Description About Sarah Rosalena Balburena-Brady

Sarah Rosalena Balbuena-Brady is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher based in Los Angeles. Her work deconstructs technology with material interventions, creating new narratives for hybrid objects that speak on issues such as AI, aerospace technologies, and decolonial posthumanism. Hybrids function between human/nonhuman, ancient/future, handmade/autonomous to override power structures rooted in colonialism. They collapse binaries and borders, creating new epistemologies between Earth and Space. She is Assistant Professor of Art at UC Santa Barbara in Computational Craft and Haptic Media. She was recently given the LACMA Art + Tech Lab Grant, the Steve Wilson Award from Leonardo, the International Society for Art, Sciences, and Technology, and the Craft Futures Grant from Center for Craft. Her research focuses on Indigenous scholarship and mentorship in STEAM, she is multiracial Huichol and Laguna Pueblo. She has shown work at places such as the de Young Museum, Navel, New Wight Gallery, Ars Electronica, SOMArts Cultural Center, and Gray Area Art and Technology.

Also, I want to check-in with you folks to hear how you are doing. If you have any questions for me or just want to show me some of your work, contact me.

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