- Exhibitions & Events
The student’s classroom and studio experience is enriched by a Visiting Artist program that allows for meaningful interaction through seminars, workshops, lectures, and individual critiques with internationally renowned practitioners. Recent visiting artists include: Laura Anderson Barbata, Tim Barrett, Theo Bleckmann, John Boesche, Tania Brughera, Julie Chen, Steve Clay, Maureen Cummins, Andrea Deszo, Arnold Dreyblatt, Allen Ginsberg, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, Keith Hennessey, Lin Hixson, Mr. Imagination, Eungie Joo, Chris Kallmyer, Daniel Kelm, Amos Kennedy, Alison Knowles, Lucy Lippard, Margot Lovejoy, Mary Lucier, Susan McClary, Christina McPhee, Julia Meltzer & David Thorne, Tim Miller, Meredith Monk, Trevor Paglen, Terry Riley, Aram Saroyan, Buzz Spector, Bob Stein, David Stout & Cory Metcalf, Bill Viola, Steven Watson, Srdjan Jovanavic Weiss, Diane Willow, Paul Wong, Pamela Z, Evan Ziporyn.
Visiting Artists | Spring 2013
Chris SalterPUBLIC LECTURE: THURSDAY, February 21, 6:30 P.M.
1104 S Wabash, Ave, rm 205 (raw space)
Chris Salter is an artist, Director of Hexagram-Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technology, and Associate Professor for Design + Computation Arts. Salter studied economics and philosophy at Emory University and received his Ph.D. in the area of theater with a second concentration in computer-generated sound from Stanford University. After collaborating with Peter Sellars and William Forsythe/Ballett Frankfurt, he co-founded and directed the art and research organization Sponge (1997-2003). His solo and collaborative work has been seen at major international exhibitions and festivals in over a dozen countries, including the Venice Architecture Biennale, National Art Museum of China, CTM-Berlin, Lille 3000, LABoral, Ars Electronica, Meta.Morf in Norway, PACT Zollverein, Todays Art, Villette Numerique, EMPAC, Transmediale, EXIT Festival, Place des Arts, Elektra, Shanghai Dance Festival, V2_, among many othersamong many others. He regularly presents at national and international conferences, has given invited talks at universities and festivals worldwide, and has sat on numerous juries including NIME, ISEA and the Prix Ars Electronica. He is the author of Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance (MIT Press, 2010) and is currently working on a follow up, Alien Agency (also for MIT Press).
PUBLIC LECTURE: THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 6:30 P.M.
1104 South wabash ave, room 205 | event information
Andrea Polli is an award-winning digital media artist and Associate Professor of Art and Ecology with appointments in the College of Fine Arts and School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico. She holds the Mesa Del Sol Endowed Chair of Digital Media and directs the Social Media Workgroup. Her work with science, technology, and media has been presented widely in over 100 presentations, exhibitions, and performances internationally.
Polli currently works in collaboration with atmospheric scientists to develop systems for understanding storm and climate through sound (called sonification). Her recent projects include a spatialized sonification of highly detailed models of storms that devastated the New York area; a series of sonifications of climate in Central Park; and a real-time multi-channel sonification and visualization of weather in the Arctic.
Book Boxes: Historic, Practical, and Artistic
Marilyn Sward Visiting Artist
Public Lecture: thursday, May 23, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Many rare, fine press and artist books are housed in boxes for their protection and presentation. This talk will survey many styles of housing, from Ethiopian manuscript cases to the modern machine made corrugated clamshell. In the twentieth century, the drop spine box itself has become an element for artistic expression, often reflecting or commenting on its contents. Peachey will discuss "a wide variety of innovative—and a few borderline insane—ways to box a book."
Jeffrey S. Peachey is a book conservator and toolmaker. For more than 20 years, he has specialized in the conservation of books and paper artifacts for institutions and individuals as the owner of a New York City-based studio. He is Professional Associate in the American Institute for Conservation, has served as Chair of the Conservators In Private Practice, and was recently awarded the Sherman Fairchild Conservation Research Fellowship at The Morgan Library + Museum. He is the inventor of the Peachey Board Slotting Machine, which is used in conservation labs around the world. His most recent publication is "Beating, Rolling, and Pressing: The Compression of Signatures in Bookbinding Prior to Sewing" in Suave Mechanicals: Essays in the History of Bookbinding, The Legacy Press, 2013.