Part 1 (out or 4 parts) - Video-taped lecture/conversation Pat Badani with curator and Fluxus scholar Jordan Carter - convened by Prof. Analia Segal for Pratt's interdisciplinary 'RiDE' lecture series- Pratt Institute, New York. April 3, 2015.
Pat Badani’s lecture unpacks her working methodology in the creation of large, multi-year projects based on the segmentation and grouping of ideas, materials, and objects into chunks. As case study she discusses her current project titled “AL GRANO: Framing Worlds” – an installation that deploys a staging of fact and fiction where various registers of images, objects, texts and time-based pieces overlap; a strategy that she also applied in previous multi-year projects such as “Tower Tour” (1994-1997), “Home Transfer” (2000-2002), and “Where are you from?_Stories” (2002-2009). As with these precedents the AL GRANO enterprise (begun in 2010) develops in chunks with the creation of discrete parallel projects that accumulate in time and are hosted under the AL GRANO umbrella.