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Elizabeth McTernan is an American-born artist and writer based in Berlin and Iowa City and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History. Her work is a research-oriented and mixed-media exploration of measurement and media ecologies. Sometimes this involves a cartography of landscapes: mountains, deserts, the coastlines of islands or puddles. Other times it involves a cartography of objects: lab artifacts, crumpled pieces of paper, rocks. Through an interdisciplinary practice of mapping, she problematizes and plays with methods of empiricism to access the subjectivities from which knowledge is produced.

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