This Sunday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m., the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents “We’re All VideoFreex!,” a discussion with Skip Blumberg, Videofreex member and artist; Parry Teasdale, Videofreex co-founder and editor, and Tom Colley, collections manager, Video Data Bank. The presentation will take place in the East Building Auditorium, at the National Gallery of Art.
About the discussion:
“In the late 60s, the recording of image and sound with instantaneous playback signaled the dawn of a new media—video—that was more accessible and more discreet than film had ever been. With video cameras known as portapaks in hand, the co-founders of the Videofreex collective (1969-1978) were pioneers in the development of community television, founders of the country’s first pirate TV station, as well as mentors and instructors to countless individuals interested in making and sharing an open system of production. A selection of videos produced by the Freex and archived at Video Data Bank in Chicago features an interview with Fred Hampton of the Black Panthers, a discussion with organizer Abbey Hoffman, and excerpts from other early video recordings.”
This event is one of several talks, films and performances in the series organized by the CADVC, Jump Over Time, curated by Joanna Raczynska ’98, visual arts, of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Learn more at our Arts and Culture Calendar.
Artwork by imaging and digital arts student, Jason Hughes, was recently selected for display in the exhibition Washington Color Abstraction, curated by Donald Kuspit. The exhibition, sponsored by the Gabarron Foundation, “unites the original artists of the Washington Color School with contemporary artists practicing in DC today. Both inspired by an environment of bold color and pattern and influenced by the color field teachers of the 1960′s, the artists in this exhibition exemplify identities that are deeply intelligent, original, and rooted in the history of their environment. Their community reflects a deep history, rich with constant dialogue and new ideas.” Learn more about the exhibition and selected artists at the Gabarron Foundation website.
Washington Color Abstraction is open now through Friday, April 25. An opening reception will be held at the Carriage House Center for the Arts, this Friday March 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Carriage House is located at 149 East 38th Street, New York City, 10016.
Join us this Sunday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m. as Christie Finn ’07, music, performs a concert including works by Linda Dusman and Georges Aperghis, with guest violinist Airi Yoshioka.
Two-time winner of the interpretation prize at the International Stockhausen Concerts and Courses (Kürten, Germany), soprano Christie Finn is actively involved in the world of contemporary performance and new music theater.
Recent performance highlights include the complete Récitations of Georges Aperghis as part of the first annual Resonant Bodies Festival (New York City), Sofia Gubaidulina’s Homage à T. S. Eliot at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ (Amsterdam) with the Asko | Schönberg Ensemble, a concert of premieres in Chicago with her experimental music duo NOISE-BRIDGE, Luciano Berio’s sequenza iii for the opening of a new art exhibit at the Landesmuseum Niederösterreich (Austria), Unsuk Chin’s Akrostichon-Wortspiel with the György Ligeti Academy as part of the Muziekzomer Festival Gelderland 2012 (Netherlands), the U.S. premiere of Luigi Nono’s Quando Stanno Morendo (Soprano II) with ekmeles, and several experimental music theater productions with the Studio für Stimmkunst und Neues Musiktheater in Stuttgart (Germany). Recent music theater productions outside of Stuttgart include Jason Cady’s comic book/sitcom opera Happiness is the Problem with Experiments in Opera in Brooklyn, Georges Aperghis’ Sextuor: L’origine des Espèces (New York premiere), and VocaalLAB’s 2011 production of MonteverdISH (cover).
Learn more at our Arts and Culture Calendar.
Two animation works by Kelley Bell, assistant professor of graphic design, have recently been selected for display in Occam’s Razor: Art, Science and Aesthetics, at the Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, and the Ontario Science Center’s !dea Gallery. Her pieces, The Kuber-Ross Device, and Eureka! will be presented alongside other works that narrow the cultural divide between art and science. Works selected for Occam’s Razor were chosen because of the way they highlight similarities in practice amongst scientists and artists.
Occam’s Razor: Art, Science and Aesthetics will open Wednesday, April 2, and continues through April 20.
Bell’s artwork will also be featured in the Northern Spark projection arts festival this June in Minneapolis. Learn more at the Northern Spark website.
Cinematic Arts Students, Matthew Roe and Max Eilbacher, will screen films this week at the 2nd Annual Best of Baltimore Student Film Festival. The Festival, held at the Creative Alliance, will take place Thursday, February 27 beginning at 7:30 p.m., and features the work of students from Goucher, JHU, MICA, Morgan, Towson, Stevenson, University of Baltimore and UMBC. Each college showcases two films.
Tickets for the screening are available now.
Symphony Interactive user interface
Join us for the first Catalyst lecture of the semester as Linda Dusman, Music, and Eric Smallwood, Visual Arts, present their collaborative research on Symphony Interactive, a tablet application that re-envisions the traditional concert going experience. The presentation will discuss the history of the project, focusing on the unique challenges in regard to the information, graphic and interactive design of an “unobtrusive” application intended to heighten and enrich the experience of live musical performances.
This discussion will take place Wednesday, February 26, beginning at 12 Noon in the Dresher Center Conference Room (PAHB 216). A catered lunch will be provided by CIRCA.
CIRCA Catalyst is an ongoing series promoting conversations around transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research that fuses the performing and visual arts with other fields of inquiry and scholarship. A catered lunch, with vegetarian options, will be provided by CIRCA (the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts). Learn more at our Arts and Culture Calendar.
Clockwise from top left: Janice Jackson, Stephen Caracciolo, Lorriana Markovic, Joseph Regan
A faculty voice recital featuring Department of Music Faculty members Stephen Caracciolo, Janice Jackson, Lorriana Markovic and Joseph Regan along with pianist Nancy Beith, will take place in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, Thursday, February 20 at 8 p.m.
Learn more about the faculty quartet and their music biographies on our Arts and Culture Calendar.
Wednesday, February 19 at Noon in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, composer Kendall Kennison will perform and discuss his recent piano music and the influence of his mentors. This program, which he is preparing for the Volvo Offroadfest Zagreb 2014 in Croatia, will include the premieres of Meditation, 2011/13, and Izlet, 2013-14, as well as performances of Rhapsody and Real Estate Rag from 2006. Admission to this performance is free.
Learn more at our Arts and Culture Calendar.
The photography exhibition currently on display in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, N. Jay Jaffee Photographs from Public to Personal, 1947-1997, received praise this week in the Baltimore Sun.
The review discusses the personal background and career of Jaffee, in relation to his “visceral” and “compelling” photographs of New York City life. The author Tim Smith states that, “N. Jay Jaffee might not be among the best known American photographers of the 20th century, but a sizable and engrossing exhibit of his works at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, makes it obvious that he deserves much wider recognition.”
Read “UMBC presents exhibit of N. Jay Jaffee photos: New Yorker had keen eye for scenes of the city and its people” at the Baltimore Sun‘s website.
N. Jay Jaffee Photographs from Public to Personal, 1947-1997 is on display in the Library gallery though Sunday, March 23. Learn more at our Arts and Culture Calendar.
This week, a project by Jason Hughes, IMDA, was included in a New York Times Education Life slideshow that highlights the work of students whose art creatively solves a problem. One of only 17 featured artworks, Hughes’ limited edition Artistic Futures Savings Bonds aim to raise and sustain support for future artworks. He says, “they can be bought for $100 and increase in value every six months, to $250 in 10 years. Art patrons can trade in the bond toward the acquisition of a new work or hold onto it as an artwork itself.”
View the full slideshow including Hughes’ work: “Students Get Creative”
The piece will also be included in an education supplement of the New York Times this Sunday, February 9. Learn more about Hughes’ artwork at his portfolio website.