Norene Leddy's work examines how technology is used in relationship to marginalized populations. Projects include working with sex workers, inner-city girls, LGBTQ youth, and others to explore ways that high and low technology can be used for protection and self expression, from the latest in GPS and mobile software to simple DIY kits. In addition to drawing, video, sculpture and installation; related performances and workshops are frequently part of her artistic practice. Her work has been shown internationally at venues including Eyebeam (New York), Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Norway), and Sarai Media Lab (India).
In 2008, Leddy started an ongoing curatorial collaboration with Liz Slagus. Together they have curated exhibitions for Cuchifritos, City Without Walls, Kean University, and Gallery Aferro among others. Their current collaboration, SexEd, is an ongoing quest to expose the current state of sexual education in the US, encourage a public discourse around the topics of sexual health and education, and develop a sex education curriculum that is both artist-inspired and community-based.
social practice, new genres, video, drawing, installation, reproductive health, sex work