Watch: Eric Timothy Carlson and Aaron Anderson at Insights 2021
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Watch: Eric Timothy Carlson and Aaron Anderson at Insights 2021

How have artists and designers continued to effectively come together during the global pandemic? As part of the 2021 Insights Design Lecture Series, Eric Timothy Carlson and Aaron Anderson created a visually vibrant media-rich experiment in Zoom dynamics (unofficial title: How to Be a Human), in which they discuss many of their shared projects, including the visual system for Bon Iver’s recent album i,i, which has been nominated for a Grammy and a 2020 Beazley Design of the Year award. The two designers were joined in conversation by several friends with whom they’ve worked over the years.

About the Speakers

In addition to his position as creative director for music collective Bon Iver, Eric Timothy Carlson maintains an independent art and design studio, examining ideas of iconography and language often through highly nuanced collage work, engaging in client-based projects, exhibitions of his personal work, and music. He has collaborated with artists such as Peter Burr and Annie Larson and exhibited with institutions such as Printed Matter and Fisher Parrish Gallery.

Aaron Anderson is a filmmaker, artist, and musician, and a member of the band Beat Detectives. He has presented at a variety of institutions including MoMA PS1, MassMOCA, and the Van Abbe Museum, and has worked in various A/V roles at the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts and Design, the New Museum, and the Walker, where he was the projectionist/film technician from 2005–2010. Both Eric and Aaron graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Part of the Insights 2021 Design Lecture Series. Copresented by the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota.

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