Monthly Archives: February 2010
Questions by Morehshin Allahyari and Victoria Bradford
1. You work as a scholar, a practicing artist and a live cinema performer. Where do these worlds collide in your work?
The different facets of my work all intersect in my role and identity as an artist. In my teens my conception of what an artist actually did was limited to the traditions of drawing, painting and sculpture, now we see artists redefining artistic practice across wide and disparate fields. The idea of an isolated, hermetically sealed discipline can be useful in the training of specialists but can be detrimental to discoveries and advancements of all kinds. My work as a ‘live cinema performer” is a synthesis of studies across video, sound, dance, performance, music composition and painting. My scholarship stems from a curiosity about historical precedents and new scientific possibilities – teaching springs naturally out of this creative work, and as much as possible I have sought to integrate the classroom and the exhibition space as one unified experience, whether it is a theater, a gallery, website, storefront or parking lot.
2. If someone reading this interview has never seen or experienced a live cinema performance, how would you explain the medium in both its media and performance elements?
As in many other art forms individual approaches can be very diverse. My definition is that Live Cinema is a screen-based work that might be edited, reassembled, mixed, streamed, animated and/or processed by a single performer or group of performers. The performer can be foregrounded or completely hidden
Come out and participate in remembering the hardship and hope of Iraqi Widows through artistic action! Join Kevin Valentine (MFA Media) in completing his 430,000 lines in 43 days. Or check it out online: birddenoftruth.com or artistactivist.com
• Monday 2/22/10 – 2:15-3pm – Rainbow Beach, 75th St and lakefront
• Tuesday 2/23/10 – 3-4pm – Gillson Park, Wilmette (South end)
• Wednesday 2/24/10 -3:30-4 Calumet Beach, 99th-96th and lakefront, Chicago
• Thursday 2/25/10 – 3-3:45 Oak St. Beach
• Friday 2/26/10 -1:30-2:30pm North Ave. Beach
• Saturday 2/27/10 -2:30-4 Montrose Beach
• Sunday 2/28/10 – 2-3pm Greenwood St., Evanson
Contact Kevin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Franklin Furnace’s mission is to present, preserve, interpret, proselytize and advocate on behalf of avant-garde art, especially forms that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content.
The application process for 2010-2011 grants for emerging artists is NOW OPEN !!!
Deadline to submit application is April 1, 2010.
Ahoy all InterArts students!
We — the departmental tech support — have a fresh idea we’d like to get your feedback on… In lieu of last year’s line-up of intermittent equipment trainings and software tutorials, we are considering putting on an “in-house open house”.
At this all-day (friday) event, you’re friendly work-aids would provide equipment cage walk-through, computer lab/software overviews, specific software and hardware tutorials, as well as an installation workshop. We can spend a whole day together, learning the ins and outs of what we may have missed last fall and exploring new terrain to embark upon in our artwork.
We think we’ve got a swell idea, but need to know if you think so too. So please send us a message to say yay or nay… and no worries — if you were really keen on those intermittent tutorials, we’ll work to accommodate whatever your hearts desire (technically, that is!).
InterArts Tech Support
ps. As of recent discussions across disciplinary lines (i.e., with b&p folks), we are also considering launching some “share your skills” sessions at this friday event as well, so again, let us know what you think! thanks!
Kudos to the following InterArts MFA students who are recipients of this year’s 2010 Weisman Awards:
Sara Andrews, Book and Paper
Matthew Aron, Book and Paper
Suzanne Bartelson, Media
Kristina Gosh, Book and Paper
Ramah Jihan, Media
Teresa Pankratz, Book and Paper
Areujana Sim, Book and Paper
Kevin Valentine, Media
(and sorry for the delay in posting!)
It’s over! …and now that every is coming back up for air — that is, now that CAA is good and gone — I thought I’d share a few more discussions that arose on the student blog that relate directly to the work we do here in InterArts. Take a moment to check out the links below, as well as other write-ups and artist interviews on the blog.
Check out what your fellow InterArts crew is reporting on from CAA at the Columbia College CAA Blog! …Nick, Susan, Victoria, and Morehshin are tearing up the conference floor seeking out all the best stories, not to mention the great insights from their undergrad cohort covering all the action. Whether you are registered for the conference or NOT there’s a lot to do throughout the rest of the weekend. Check it out!
Jenny Magnus suggests checking out i^3 hypermedia…
i^3 hypermedia is also on FACEBOOK.