Columbia College Chicago

Past InterArts Visiting Artists

Fall 2013

Ligorano/Reese

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 | 6:30 P.M.
1104 SOUTH WABASH AVE, ROOM 205 | EVENT INFO

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Ligorano/Reese is the collaboration of artists Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese. Starting in the early 1980s, Ligorano/Reese's work is an ongoing investigation into the impact of technology on culture and the associations and meanings that the media brings to images, languages, and speech in politics. Their body of work is multidisciplinary, including limited edition multiples, videos, sculptures and installations which involve a range of unusual materials and industrial processes. Ligorano/Reese have shown widely throughout their career, and are included in the public collections of many institutions, not limited to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; The New York Public Library, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The artists have also been awarded multiple grants including the National Endowment for the Arts in 1986 and 1989, and have received artist residencies at Stichting Steim in Holland in 2000 and the Eyebeam Center for Art & Technology in New York in 2009, among others. Ligorano/Reese live and work in Brooklyn, New York.


Spring 2013

Chris Salter

PUBLIC LECTURE: THURSDAY, February 21, 6:30 P.M.
1104 S Wabash, Ave, rm 205 (raw space)


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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).

Andrea Polli

PUBLIC LECTURE: THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 6:30 P.M.
1104 South wabash ave, room 205 | event information

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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.


Jeff Peachey

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."

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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.



Fall 2012

Chris Kallmyer

Sheep, Failure, and the Emergent Potential of Site

PUBLIC LECTURE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 6:00 PM
LOCATION:Room 205 (RAW SPACE), 1104 S. WABASH AVE

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Chris Kallmyer makes work with everyday objects like sheep, lawnmowers, car horns, and cheese to create site-specific works in places like museums, open fields, igloos, and parking structures.  He will be talking about his unique path from playing in punk bands in DC, his brief career as a orchestral musician in Europe, his role as dedicated cheese-monger, and current work making events and installations that articulate the dynamic between art and life — exploring the processes, customs, and environments through which humans have altered landscape and place. Chris lives in Los Angeles, where he works with Machine Project and a rich community of artists and musicians in the north-east part of the city.


Helen Frederick 

 Investigating Cultural Literacy 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 6:00 P.M.
LOCATION: ROOM 502, 1104 SOUTH WABASH AVE

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What is an indigenous vocabulary? The lecture will approach the relationship of natural materials and their capacity to be made by hand into other transformed useful materials as a lesson in daily life, industry, art, politics, and science. It will examine two very different papermaking areas in the Sichuan area of China to enable a further understanding of how hand papermaking provides an intersection of cultural values (“embodied” and “embedded” skills) and their effect on economic development.


Zoe Beloff

The Days of the Commune: A Work in Progress

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 6:00 PM
LOCATION: 1104 SOUTH WABASH AVE, ROOM 205

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Zoe Beloff grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. She received an MFA in film at Columbia University in 1980. Her work has been featured at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the M HKA Museum of Art in Antwerp; and the Pompidou Center in Paris. She has been awarded fellowships from Guggenheim Foundation, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts. The Radcliffe Institute at Harvard and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a Professor in the Departments of Media Studies and Art at Queens College CUNY.

Beloff works with a wide range of media including film, projection performance, installation, and drawing. Each project aims to reanimate the past so that it might illuminate the future in new ways. She is currently exploring utopian ideas of social progress. Her most recent project is The Days of the Commune: a work in progress, which she is undertaking in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.

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Spring 2012


Aram Saroyan

My Journey as a Writer
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 6:00 P.M.
STAGE TWO, 618 S. MICHIGAN AVE.


STAGED READING: FOUR MONOLOGUES
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 7:00 P.M.
POETRY FOUNDATION, 61 W. SUPERIOR ST.

Aram Saroyan is an internationally known poet, novelist, biographer, memoirist and playwright. His poetry has been widely anthologized and appears in many textbooks. Among the collections of his poetry are Aram Saroyan and Pages (both Random House). His largest collection, Day and Night: Bolinas Poems, was published by Black Sparrow Press in 1999. Saroyan's prose books include Genesis Angels: The Saga of Lew Welch and the Beat Generation; Last Rites, a book about the death of his father, the playwright and short story writer William Saroyan; Trio: Portrait of an Intimate Friendship; The Romantic, a novel that was a Los Angeles Times Book Review Critics' Choice selection; a memoir, Friends in the World: The Education of a Writer; and the true crime Literary Guild selection Rancho Mirage: An American Tragedy of Manners, Madness and Murder. Selected essays, Starting Out in the Sixties, appeared in 2001, and Artists in Trouble: New Stories in early 2002. His play At the Beach House, starring Orson Bean and Alana Ubach, was produced in the fall of 2005 in Los Angeles. The recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts poetry awards (one of them for his controversial one-word poem "lighght"), Saroyan is a past president of PEN USA West and a current faculty member of the Masters of Professional Writing Program at USC.


Bob Stein

Rubin Visiting Artist - made possible through the generosity of Ms. Roberta Rubin a longtime friend and benefactor of Columbia College Chicago. 
THE FUTURE OF THE BOOK (PUBLIC LECTURE)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 7PM | RECEPTION IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO LECTURE: 6:15PM 
FERGUSON HALL, 600 S. MICHIGAN AVE.

Bob Stein has been engaged with electronic publishing full-time since 1980, when he spent a year researching and writing a paper for Encyclopedia Britannica — "EB and the Intellectual Tools of the Future."  In 1984 he founded The Criterion Collection, a critically acclaimed series of definitive films, which included the first supplementary sections and director commentaries and introduced the letterbox format. He also founded the Voyager Company, which in 1989 published one of the first commercial CD-ROMs, The CD Companion to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. In 1992 Voyager published the first electronic books, including Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park

In 2004, The Macarthur Foundation provided a generous grant with which Stein founded the Institute for the Future of the Book, a small "think + do tank," with the goal of exploring and influencing the evolution of new forms of intellectual expression. In 2005 the Institute published the first "networked books," which were instrumental in the recognition of the important shift to social reading and writing as discourse moves from printed pages to networked screens. In late 2010 Stein founded a new company, SocialBook, Inc. with the ambitious goal of building the first viable post-print publishing platform.


Triple Canopy

PUBLICATION IN THE EXPANDED FIELD (PUBLIC LECTURE)
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 7PM
FERGUSON HALL, 600 S. MICHIGAN AVE.
Triple Canopy is an online magazine, workspace, and platform for editorial and curatorial activities. Working collaboratively with writers, artists, and researchers, Triple Canopy facilitates projects that engage the Internet’s specific characteristics as a public forum and as a medium, one with its own evolving practices of reading and viewing, economies of attention, and modes of interaction. In doing so, Triple Canopy is charting an expanded field of publication, drawing on the history of print culture while acting as a hub for the exploration of emerging forms and the public spaces constituted around them. Triple Canopy is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.


Mary Lucier
RECENT VIDEO ADVENTURES IN SPACE AND TIME (PUBLIC LECTURE)

THURSDAY, APRIL 5: 6:30PM
HOKIN LECTURE HALL, 623 S WABASH AVE
STUDIO VISITS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS. PLEASE CONTACT JESSICA COCHRAN (JCOCHRAN@COLUM.EDU) FOR MORE INFORMATION
Mary Lucier has been making video art and installations since the early 1970's.  Her work has been shown in major museums around the world where it now resides in numerous collections, such as the Reina Sofia, Madrid, The Whitney Museum, New York, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Museum of Modern Art, New York,  the Milwaukee Art Museum, and ZKM Karlsrhue, Germany.   She has been the recipient of many awards and fellowships, including the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, Creative Capital, USA Artist Fellowship, and the Japan-US Friendship Commission.    Current work includes a cycle of tapes and installations based in Japanese  Buddhist Convents and a project scheduled for the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 2011 called "Genealogy: The Dutch Connection.”  Her work is represented by Lennon, Weinberg Gallery, New York, with video distribution by Electronic Arts Intermix.


Helen Hiebert (Sward Visiting Artist)

The Marilyn Sward Visiting Artist series is dedicated to bringing advanced and innovative book and paper practitioners from around the country to the Center for Book & Paper Arts.

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: PAPER IN THREE DIMENSIONS

APRIL 21-22, 10:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.

Helen Hiebert is a paper artist who exhibits her experimental work with handmade paper and teaches and lectures about papermaking and lamp making internationally. Hiebert learned to make paper at Dieu Donne Papermill, a professional hand papermill in New York City, where she worked for six years. She serves on the board of Hand Papermaking Magazine and is a member of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists. She writes a column for Hand Papermaking newsletter focusing on alternative papermaking techniques.



Fall 2011 Schedule


Peter Geraty (Sward Visiting Artist)

The Marilyn Sward Visiting Artist series is dedicated to bringing advanced and innovative book and paper practitioners from around the country to the Center for Book & Paper Arts.

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: PARCHMENT OVER BOARD BINDING, NOVEMBER 12-13 (MORE INFO ON WORKSHOP)

Peter Geraty has been binding since 1975, when he worked at Unicorn Press in Greensboro, NC, as a printer, typesetter and binder. He moved to Boston in 1977, and continued binding at various places including the New England Bookbinding Company, Tantalus Leathersmith and Bookbindery, Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University and Harcourt Bindery. Geraty has been self employed since 1984 and currently runs Praxis Bindery in Easthampton, MA, where he produces limited edition bindings, boxes and portfolios.


Pamela Z (Rubin Visiting Artist)

Rubin Visiting Artist - made possible through the generosity of Ms. Roberta Rubin a longtime friend and benefactor of Columbia College Chicago.
INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS WITH GRADUATE STUDENTS, THURS. NOV. 10
PERFORMANCE, 7:00 PM, NOV. 11, RAW SPACE, 1104 S. MICHIGAN, ROOM 205
Pamela Z
Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who makes solo works combining a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, samples, gesture activated MIDI controllers, and video. She has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. Her work has been presented at venues and exhibitions including Bang on a Can (NY), the Japan Interlink Festival, Other Minds (SF), the Venice Biennale, and the Dakar Biennale. She's created installation works and has composed scores for dance, film, and new music chamber ensembles. Her numerous awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Creative Capital Fund, the CalArts Alpert Award, The MAP Fund, the ASCAP Award, an Ars Electronica honorable mention, and the NEA/JUSFC Fellowship. For more information visit:www.pamelaz.com 

 


Dafi Kühne (Sward Visiting Artist)

The Marilyn Sward Visiting Artist series is dedicated to bringing advanced and innovative book and paper practitioners from around the country to the Center for Book & Paper Arts.

PUBLIC LECTURE: OCTOBER 27, 6PM (MORE INFO ON LECTURE)
COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: FROM DIGITAL TO ANALOG: THE PRINTING BLOCK, OCTOBER 29-30 (MORE INFO ON WORKSHOP)
COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: DESIGN AND PRINT: CARDBOARD, OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 2 (MORE INFO ON WORKSHOP)
Dafi Kühne is a graduate of Zurich University of the Arts. Kühne’s interest in letterpress grew out of an internship at Hatch Show Print in Nashville, one of the oldest and largest woodtype poster print shops in the United States. Kühne’s thesis Woodtype-Now! a dissertation featuring 100 pages of interviews, explored current possibilities for and intersections between letterpress and graphic design. The research resulted in a magazine as well as an online database featuring examples of techniques Kühne developed to specifically reveal the potential for letterpress and graphic design. Today he works as a full-time graphic designer and letterpress printmaker at his studio babyinktwice, where he produces letterpress posters, postcards flyers, brochures & magazines for music, art, theater and film projects. 

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Supported by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Chicago and Swiss agency Pro Helvetia.


The Guerrilla Girls

INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS GRADUATE WORKSHOP: MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 AND TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 12:30-4:30P.M.
CONTACT MEL POTTER (MPOTTER@COLUM.EDU) OR JESSICA COCHRAN (JCOCHRAN@COLUM.EDU) FOR MORE INFORMATION
The Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and the Center for Book and Paper Arts are pleased to welcome The Guerrilla Girls, Fall 2011 Institute Fellows at the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in Arts & Media into our studios.  Leading an activist worskhop, The Guerrilla Girls will lead a group of graduate students in the creation of politically-driven projects on handmade banana leaf paper, created at the Center's handpapermaking studios.  For their Fellowship and broader engagement at Columbia college, The Guerrilla Girls will produce new commissioned site-specific work of art that will be displayed in the upcoming exhibition at Glass Curtain Gallery Guerilla Girls: Not Ready to Make Nice, March 1–April 21, 2012.

The Guerrilla Girls are feminist masked avengers in the tradition of anonymous do-gooders like Robin Hood, Wonder Woman and Batman. They use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose discrimination and corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. They undermine the idea of a mainstream narrative by revealing the understory, the subtext, the overlooked, and the downright unfair. They’ve unveiled anti-film industry billboards in Hollywood just in time for the Oscars, dissed the Museum of Modern Art, New York, at its own Feminist Futures Symposium, and created large scale projects for the Venice Biennale; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Istanbul; Mexico City; Athens; Rotterdam; Bilbao; Sarajevo; Shanghai; Ireland; and Montreal. They are authors of stickers, billboards, posters, street projects, and several books including The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art; Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers: The Guerrilla Girls' Guide to Female Stereotypes; The Guerrilla Girls' Art Museum Activity Book; and The Guerrilla Girls' Hysterical Herstory of Hysteria and How it Was Cured, from Ancient times Until Now. Their work is passed around by their tireless supporters. They travel the world doing performances and workshops, encouraging thousands of people to invent their own crazy kind of activism, too.


Vesna Pavlović

PUBLIC LECTURE: BEYOND PHOTOGRAPHY. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, 4PM RAW SPACE
CONTACT MEL POTTER (MPOTTER@COLUM.EDU) FOR MORE INFORMATION
Vesna Pavlović (Belgrade, Serbia) obtained her MFA degree in visual arts from Columbia University in 2007. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University where she teaches photography and digital media. Her projects develop as anthropological studies, analyzing different cultures and their visual representations through particular phenomena. She has exhibited widely, including solo shows at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Museum of History of Yugoslavia in Belgrade, and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. She has been featured in group exhibitions at the 12th Istanbul Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Tennis Palace Art Museum in Helsinki, Carinthian Museum of Modern Art in Klagenfurt, Austria, Photographers’ Gallery in London, Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, and FRAC Center for Contemporary Art in Dunkerke, France. Vesna Pavlović is the recipient of Robert Penn Warren Fellowship at Vanderbilt University and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation grant and artist residency in Taos, NM in 2011. Her work is represented by G Fine Art Gallery in Washington, DC and Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville. See more of her work at vesnapavlovic.com


Summer 2011 Schedule

Alastair Johnston (Sward Visiting Artist)

The Marilyn Sward Visiting Artist series is dedicated to bringing advanced and innovative book and paper practitioners from around the country to the Center for Book & Paper Arts.

PUBLIC LECTURE: WILLIAM E. LOY'S NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN TYPE DESIGNERS, JUNE 1
COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: IMPROVISED DESIGN IN THE COLONIAL ERA, JUNE 2-3
Alastair Johnston has lectured and written extensively on typographic history and design. He is author of Alphabets to Order: the Literature of Nineteenth-Century Typefounders' Specimens (Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 2000), and is currently writing a biography of Richard Austin, the English type cutter, and his son the wood-engraver. As a printer and co-founder of Poltroon Press in Berkeley, CA, Johnston has published more than 30 volumes of poetry.


Spring 2011 Schedule

Iris Häussler

STUDIO VISITS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15TH, 11:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M.
As a component of the UNFOLD exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College from March 16 through April 23rd, exhibiting artist Iris Häussler will visit the Interdisciplinary Arts department for studio visits with students. Häussler is a conceptual and installation whose works are detailed, hyperrealistic installations that visitors can decode as narrative stories. Recurring topics in her work include social origins, such as family ties and relationships, and physical origins, such as biographies or emigration.

Timothy Barrett

PUBLIC LECTURE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6TH, TIME AND LOCATION TBA
STUDIO VISITS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7TH, 10AM–3PM
CONTACT JEANINE MELLINGER (JMELLINGER@COLUM.EDU) TO SCHEDULE A STUDIO VISIT
Timothy Barrett received a BA degree in Art Communications from Antioch College in 1973. His career includes two years at Twinrocker Handmade Paper in Brookston, IN, two years under a Fulbright Fellowship studying papermaking in Japan, and two years of part time study at Western Michigan University’s Department of Paper Science and Engineering. His many years of research on early European handmade papers have been funded by the NEA, the Kress Foundation, the Institute for Museum and Library Services and as of 2009, a MacArthur Fellowship. Barrett is author of two books, six videotapes and 25 articles on the history, technique and aesthetics of hand papermaking. Barrett joined the University of Iowa Center for the Book as Paper Specialist in 1986 and served as director of the Center between 1996 and 2002.

Adriane Colburn

STUDIO VISITS: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
As a component of the UNFOLD exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College from March 16 through April 23rd, exhibiting artist Adriane Colburn will visit the Interdisciplinary Arts department for studio visits with students. Over the past several years, Adriane Colburn has developed a series of installations that seek to illuminate changes in the infrastructure and networks of natural and urban landscapes by reimagining maps. These constructions, comprised of layers of hand cut paper, metal, photographs and projected light, focus on unseen systems that exist below ground or are shielded by scale or the passage of time. To create these works, she goes through a process of elimination, editing out all visual information about a subject except a minute selection that becomes illuminated. She does this through physical removal, cutting out everything except imperative lines, thus creating images and abstractions that are informed by voids as much as by positive marks.

Gigi Rosenberg

PUBLIC LECTURE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 6:30PM, RAW SPACE
Gigi Rosenburg, author of The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing is visiting the department on February 23rd to give a grant writing lecture and mini workshop for Interarts students. Gigi Rosenberg is a writer, speaker, and workshop leader. The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing grew out of the professional development workshops she launched in Portland, Oregon, and teaches in New York, Chicago, and throughout the Pacific Northwest at colleges, conferences, and arts organizations. Her writing has been published by Seal Press, The Oregonian, Parenting and Writer's Digest; performed at Seattle's On the Boards; and broadcast on Oregon Public Radio. For the latest, visit www.gigirosenberg.com.

Fall 2010 Schedule

Drew Matott

STUDIO VISITS: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
CONTACT MELISSA POTTER (MPOTTER@COLUM.EDU) TO SCHEDULE A STUDIO VISIT
Drew Matott received his MFA in Book & Paper Arts from Columbia College-Chicago and his BFA in Printmaking from the Buffalo State College. He co-founded the Green Door Studio, People's Republic of Paper, the Combat Paper Project, BluSeed Paper Mill and Free Your Mind Press. Drew divides his time between teaching at colleges, doing art residencies and coordinating the Combat Paper Project. He has taught Photography and Contemporary Printmaking at North Country Community College, and Papermaking courses at the Community College of Vermont and Massachusetts College of Art. Last year he completed an artist residency at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake, NY, followed by a seven-month international tour, where he taught at the Seagull Foundation for the Arts in Calcutta, India, completed an artist residency with SKAM in Hamburg, Germany, lectured at Camberwell College in London, England and toured book and paper studios throughout Europe.

Noisefold (David Stout & Cory Metcalf)

PUBLIC LECTURE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, NOON–3PM 1104 S. WABASH - RAW SPACE
PUBLIC PERFORMANCE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 7:30–9:00 P.M. 1104 S. WABASH - RAW SPACE
NoiseFold is a live cinema and electronic music ensemble founded by artist-performers, David Stout and Cory Metcalf. The group utilizes sensor activated computer systems and complex audio-visual feedback circuitry to synthesize a mesmerizing array of bio-mimetic visual forms that generate sound. Critics have described the result as a powerful synaesthetic experience where noise, music and image interact on a symphonic scale. NoiseFold routinely performs in wildly different contexts from concert halls, art museums and galleries to planetariums, film theaters and even botanic gardens. Their performances, which have included the UNESCO Creative Cities Summit, the New York Electronic Arts Festival, Interactive Futures in Victoria, BC and Chinati Weekend in Marfa, Texas have garnered enthusiastic reviews and a growing audience. Cory Metcalf lives in Colorado where he is pursuing graduate studies in new media and computational art at the University of Denver. David Stout coordinates (iARTA) Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts at the University of North Texas. For more information visit http://www.noisefold.com/ 

Trevor Paglen

PUBLIC LECTURE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 6PM: FILM ROW
STUDIO VISITS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 10AM–4PM
CONTACT PAUL CATANESE (PCATANESE@COLUM.EDU) FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SCHEDULING A STUDIO VISIT
Trevor Paglen is an artist, writer, and experimental geographer whose work deliberately blurs lines between social science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. Paglen's visual work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern, London; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; the 2008 Taipei Biennial; the 2009 Istanbul Biennial, and has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Wired, Newsweek, Modern Painters, Aperture, and Art Forum. Paglen has received grants and commissions from Rhizome.org, Art Matters, Artadia, and the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology. Paglen is the author of four books. His first book, Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights (co-authored with AC Thompson; Melville House, 2006) was the first book to systematically describe the CIA’s “extraordinary rendition” program. His second book, I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to be Destroyed by Me (Melville House, 2007) an examination of the visual culture of “black” military programs, was published in Spring 2008. His third book, Blank Spots on a Map, was published by Dutton/Penguin in early 2009. In 2010, Aperture published his first photographic monograph entitled Invisible. For more information visit http://www.paglen.com 

Spring 2010 Schedule

Diane Willow

PUBLIC LECTURE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 7:00 p.m.: 1000 S. WABASH ROOM 150
STUDIO VISITS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25
CONTACT MELISSA POTTER (MPOTTER@COLUM.EDU) TO SCHEDULE A STUDIO VISIT
Diane Willow is a multi–modal artist working at the nexus of art, technology, science, and architecture. She experiments with hybrid media to explore the poetic dynamics of nature, technology and community. Her public installations, interactive environments and evocative objects involve media as eclectic as bioluminescent plankton, embedded computers, found sound and time–lapsed video. By any medium necessary best describes her process. Currently Assistant Professor in Experimental and Media Arts at the University of Minnesota, her faculty appointment to the Department of Art follows a multi–year residency as artist and researcher at the MIT Media Lab.

Laura Anderson Barbata

PUBLIC LECTURE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 7:00 P.M.: 1004 S. WABASH, 2ND FLOOR GALLERY
STUDIO VISITS: THURSDAY, MARCH 18
CONTACT MELISSA POTTER (MPOTTER@COLUM.EDU) TO SCHEDULE A STUDIO VISIT
Widely recognized for her series of collaborative community–directed projects, Laura Anderson Barbata’s work finds expression in the service of cultural exploration and group participation. Through handmade paper, books, costume, sculpture, installation and video Ms. Barbata creates art empowering local communities. Born in Mexico City, currently living in New York and Mexico, she exhibits internationally in Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Europe, and the United States, and has shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. Co–sponsored by the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender with additional support provided by Columbia College’s Rubin Fund. Ms. Barbata’s visit is in tandem with her exhibition, Among Tender Roots, on display at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper, January 15 – April 9, 2010 

Eungie Joo

PUBLIC LECTURE: THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 7:00 p.m.: 1000 S. WABASH ROOM 150
STUDIO VISITS: FRIDAY, APRIL 2
CONTACT MELISSA POTTER (MPOTTER@COLUM.EDU) TO SCHEDULE A STUDIO VISIT
A curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City, Ms. Joo was the national commissioner for the Korean Pavilion at the 53rd International Venice Biennale in 2009. Throughout her career, Joo has worked closely with international artists from the Americas, Asia, and Europe. She founded the Museum as Hub, a curatorial educational blended program with five international partners. As part of the Museum as Hub, Joo has commissioned the well–respected Night School project at the New Museum, a year–long program of theoretical workshops and seminars for artists, critics and curators. Eungie Joo became curator at the New Museum in 2007, following her groundbreaking work at REDCAT in Los Angeles, where she was the founding director and curator of the Gallery. Co–sponsored with Columbia College’s Art & Design Department with additional support provided by Columbia College’s Rubin Fund.

Fall 2009 Schedule

Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss

PUBLIC LECTURE: NOVEMBER, 11, 7:00 p.m., 1000 S. WABASH ROOM 150
STUDIO VISITS: NOVEMBER 12
CONTACT MELISSA POTTER (MPOTTER@COLUM.EDU) TO SCHEDULE A STUDIO VISIT
Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss is an architect and founder of Normal Architecture Office and founding member of School of Missing Studies. His books: Almost Architecture explore architecture vis-à-vis emerging democratic processes and Lost Highway Expedition Photobook witness to rapid urbanization of Europe’s South East. His work on the preserving public space from Socialist era is best known through designs and activism for Handball Stadium in the city of Novi Sad. He was recently selected by Herzog & de Meuron architects and artist Ai Weiwei as one of 100 architects to design a villa in Ordos, Inner Mongolia. Srdjan is an Assistant Professor at Tyler School of Art_Architecture at Temple University and lectures at Harvard and Penn. He is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths College, University of London. For more about Srdjan, visit www.thenao.net 

Spring 2009 Schedule

Julia Meltzer & David Thorne

PUBLIC LECTURE: MARCH, 13, 7:00 P.M.: 1000 S. WABASH ROOM 150
WORKSHOP: MARCH 14, 10:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M. & MARCH 15, 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Julie Meltzer and David Thorne will talk about their process of research, interviewing, footage gathering, writing, and the development of an unconventional documentary structure, as well as the use of a composed sound track and our process of developing a language to talk about the image/sound relationship with composer, Chris Kubick. Julia Meltzer and David Thorne produce videos, photographs, and installations. From 1999 to 2003, their projects centered on secrecy, history, and memory. Current works focus on the ways in which visions of the future are imagined, claimed, and realized or relinquished, specifically in relation to faith and global politics. Recent projects have been exhibited at the Walraff-Richartz Museum (Köln), Argos Center for Art and Media (Brussels), the Wexner Center (Columbus, Ohio), the 2008 Whitney Biennial, the 2006 California Biennial, Akbank Sanat Gallery (Istanbul), Apex Art (New York), and as part of the Hayward Gallery's (London) travelling exhibition program. Video work has been screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The New York Video Festival, the Margaret Mead Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival, among many others.

Christina McPhee

PUBLIC LECTURE: FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 7:00 P.M.: 1000 S, WABASH ROOM 150
WORKSHOP, MARCH 18 & 19, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Visiting artist Christina McPhee will offer a workshop with Columbia students. Christina McPhee works with data land-scapes and assemblage, interpreting large scale technological installations, often in remote areas. She creates topologic site assemblages in layered baroque suites involving onsite photographs, video, drawing, and interactive new media. Her films have most recently screened at San Francisco Cinematheque at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and in Drift/In Transitions, Russia 2008 at the National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow and Ekaterinaberg, Russia. Exhibitions in 2008-9 include War as a Way of Life at the 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica; Bucharest Biennial 3: Being There: Mapping the Contemporary in Bucharest and The Map: Navigating the Present, Bildmuseet, Umea (Sweden), Bad Moon Rising at Boots Contemporary, Saint Louis, 2009; and twice upon a time, at Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna, 2008-9. A new collaborative graphic project Pharmakon Library premiered in October 2008 with Silverman Gallery at the New York Art Book Fair. Upcoming screenings include an invitational for Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France, in March 2009; and a solo show at Silverman Gallery, San Francisco in the autumn of 2009.

Paul Wong

PUBLIC LECTURE: MAY 6, 7:00 P.M.: 1000 S. WABASH ROOM 150
WORKSHOP: MAY 7 and 8: STUDIO VISITS BY APPOINTMENT.
Master papermaker and Artistic Director of Dieu Donne Papermill, NYC will join the Center for an artist talk, pulp painting demonstration, and studio visits.

Fall 2008

Keith Hennessy

Keith Hennessy is an award-winning performer, choreographer, teacher and organizer. He was born in Canada, lives in San Francisco and tours internationally. His interdisciplinary research engages improvisation, spectacle, ritual and public action as tools for investigating and revisioning political realities.  Hennessy directs Circo Zero, a contemporary circus, in intimate spectacles for stage and street. He was a member of the collaborative performance companies: Contraband (85-94), CORE (95-98), and Cahin-caha, cirque bâtard (98-02). His work is featured in several books and documentaries, including How To Make Dances in an Epidemic (David Gere, Univ of Wisconsin: 2004), Gay Ideas (Richard Mohr, Beacon: 1992), and Dancers in Exile (RAPT Productions, 2000). Hennessy is a co-founder of 848 Community Space/CounterPULSE a thriving performance and culture space in San Francisco.  Recent awards include a Goldie (2007) and the Alpert/MacDowell Fellowship in Dance (2005). Keith’s 2005-08 teaching includes University of San Francisco, New College of California, JFK University, UC Davis, dance and improvisation festivals in Budapest, Seattle, Stolzenhagen (Germany), Zipfest/Orvieto (Italy), Moab, Vienna/imPulsTanz, Moscow/TSEH, the Aerial Dance Festival (Boulder), and grass-roots workshops in Arcata, Chicago, Toronto, Victoria BC, Madison, and Earthdance (Northampton MA).www.circozero.org 
 

Alison Knowles

Alison Knowles is a genuinely interdisciplinary artist.  One of the original members of the Fluxus group in the 1960s, she was a founder of Something Else Press (with her husband Dick Higgins), the source of numerous iconic publications connected to Fluxus.  Her works have encompassed performances, sound, conceptual art, sculptural work incorporating found objects, pieces made from handmade paper, printmaking, and artists’ books.  Her work is collected internationally, and she has an active career as a practicing artist and as a guest lecturer and teacher.  In 2008 alone, she has done residencies in New York; Minneapolis; Durham, NY; London; Cologne; Cardiff, Wales; and Genova, Italy.  After her visit to Columbia College, she will be performing in Berne and Zurich, Switzerland, and have an exhibition of her series “Rake’s Progress” in Berlin.

Academic Year 2007 / 2008

Arnold Dreyblatt

Arnold Dreyblatt is a Media Artist, and Composer.  He studied Compostion and Ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University at Buffalo, New York.  He now lives in Berlin, Germany, and he was voted to lifetime membership in the Akademie der Kunste (Academy of Art) Visual Arts Section, Berlin in 2007.  He has exhibited extensively internationally and won many honors, including 1st Prize International Public Art Competition, Art Institute, Braunschweig in 2007. http://www.dreyblatt.net

Academic Year 2006 / 2007

Margot Lovejoy

Margot Lovejoy is Professor of Visual Arts at the State University of New York at Purchase and author of Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age (Routledge 2004). Amongst many other honors, she is recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Arts International Grant in India. Her web and installation work has been shown internationally and is in the collection of, among others, the Whitney Museum; the Museum of Modern Art; the Getty Institute; and the Neuberger Museum. Her website TURNS was featured on the Whitney Museum?s 2002 Biennial and was included in the inaugural exhibition of the Institute for Contemporary Art, Taiwan and Banquet at ZKM In Karlsruhe, Germany and the Media Lab, Madrid, Spain. She has published several visual bookworks: "Labyrinth"; "The Book of Plagues"; "paradoxic mutations"; and "manifestations?. She is at present under contract, (with other editors C. Paul and V. Vesna) with Minnesota Press for a new book to be published in 2007-- CONTEXT PROVIDERS: Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts. http://www.margotlovejoy.com 

Academic Year 2004 / 2005

Bill Viola

Bill Viola (b.1951) is considered a pioneer in the medium of video art and is internationally recognized as one of today's leading artists. He has been instrumental in the establishment of video as a vital form of contemporary art, and in so doing has helped to greatly expand its scope in terms of technology, content, and historical reach. For over 35 years he has created videotapes, architectural video installations, sound environments, electronic music performances, flat panel video pieces, and works for television broadcast. Viola's video installations, total environments that envelop the viewer in image and sound, employ state-of-the-art technologies and are distinguished by their precision and direct simplicity. They are shown in museums and galleries worldwide and are found in many distinguished collections. His single channel videotapes have been widely broadcast and presented cinematically, while his writings have been extensively published, and translated for international readers. Viola uses video to explore the phenomena of sense perception as an avenue to self-knowledge. His works focus on universal human experiences, birth, death, the unfolding of consciousness, and have roots in both Eastern and Western art as well as spiritual traditions, including Zen Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and Christian mysticism. Using the inner language of subjective thoughts and collective memories, his videos communicate to a wide audience, allowing viewers to experience the work directly, and in their own personal way. http://www.billviola.com 

John Boesche

John Boesche (scenery and projections) is a former instructor of holography, laser sculpture and laser imaging at the School for the Art Institue of Chicago. His designs for theater include scenery and projections for Tannhauser at Austin Lyric Opera, live video projections for the world premiere of John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer, projected scenery for the Lyric Opera of Chicago productions of Tannhauser and The Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe, and projections for the world premiere of Dominic Argento's Valentino at Washington Opera. He designed projections for Emily Mann's Greenboro at the McCarter Theater, Henry IV directed by Joanne Akalitis at the New York Shakespeare Festival, On the Open Road, directed by Robert Falk at the Goodman Theater, Slaughterhouse Five adapted and directed by Eric Simonsen at Steppenwolf Theatre, and Libra, adapted and directed by John Malkovich, at Steppenwolf Theatre, and the 50th anniversary production of The Glass Menagerie at Broadway's Roundabout Theatre.

Mary Lucier

Exploring light and landscape as agents of visual perception and memory, Mary Lucier examines 19th-century art historical and literary traditions through the lens of technology. In elegant "pictorial-narrative" works, she investigates the American pastoral myth in "an ironic dialogue between past and present, mundane and poetic, real and ideal." Lucier's metaphoric use of light evokes transcendence and the sublime.