Hyphenated American: Diversity Enriches!
Friday, April 28 from 7 – 9:30 PM
Cine Lab, 234 W. Hancock Ave.
Hyphenated American is back this year with the theme: Diversity Enriches! Artists of a variety of cultures and backgrounds are coming together for a night of spoken word, new compositions, visual art and dance. Come on out for this free show and enjoy the beauty of diversity. We’ll follow the show up with a safe discussion about the importance of diversity and what inclusivity looks like in our daily lives. Be on the lookout for news about the artists involved.
Last year’s Hyphenated American project, supported by an Idea Lab Mini-Grant, was a great success featuring visual art, poetry, new music compositions, and guest lecturers who came together for a show focused on Latinos in the U.S. This April, Hyphenated American is returning with a broader focus to amplify the voices of immigrants, refugees, and hyphenated Americans of every culture.
Supported in part by the UGA Hispanic Student Association and Ideas for Creative Exploration.
Exhibition: April 19 – May 3
Closing reception: Wednesday, May 3 at 5:30 PM
Lamar Dodd Building Room N231
C-U-B-E gallery is pleased to feature visual outcomes of an interdisciplinary workshop, unsolved: math+de-sign. Professors Moon Jung Jang (Art) and David T Gay (Mathematics) created a pilot program for math, art, and design research, with the goal of making a product to be used in math outreach contexts. All the outcomes were produced by design, art, and math students. Supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE).
The South African artist William Kentridge has set up an arts foundation near his studio in Johannesburg, providing a “safe space for uncertainty, doubt, stupidity and, at times, failure”, he says. The artist has called his foundation the Centre for the Less Good Idea—a reference to the process of creation, which often sees artists derailed from exploring their initial idea and focusing on “secondary ideas that emerge during the process of making”, he says.
By Cristina Ruiz
Source: The Art Newspaper
Watch a dance performance change in real time with facial projection mapping
the University of Tokyo designed a high-speed projector that projects 1,000 frames per second — what they say is the world’s fastest. By using the projector alongside a 3D-mapping system and precise sensor tracking, the video creators were able to change the look of the dancers and the aesthetics of the video in real time.
By Lizzie Plaugic
Source: The Verge
ICE Conversation: UGA Sustainability Artist-in-Residence
Wednesday, April 12 at Noon
Lamar Dood Room S160
Meet Kira Hegeman, the first Office of Sustainability Artist-in-Residence, to learn about the challenges and discoveries of integrating arts, sciences, and operations at UGA, increasing awareness of sustainability issues among expanding audiences, and inspiring effective actions.
Performance: Hodgson Wind Ensemble
Tuesday, April 4 at 8 PM
UGA Performing Arts Center, Hodgson Concert Hall
The premier wind ensemble of the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music will perform works from ICE Mini-Grant recipient Cody Brookshire, ICE Advisory Board member Professor Peter Lane, Ron Nelson, Augusta Read Thomas, Mike Titlebaum and Michael Torke in a concert titled “All That Jazz.” Tickets are available at pac.uga.edu or the PAC box office for $12 or $6 with a UGA student ID.
Assistant professor of composition Peter Van Zandt Lane’s Beacons opens the second half of the program. “It is incredible,” says Cynthia Johnston Turner, Hodgson Wind Ensemble director. “There is no composer out there today, in my view, that explores color in more innovative ways than our own Peter Lane.”
Cody Brookshire, Richard Saney, Nick Saney, and Jake Reeves were awarded a 2015 ICE Mini-Grant to create technology allowing for the synchronized streaming of different audio tracks to web-enabled devices for immersive live music, called “SynkroTakt.” Last December, Lineage Percussion premiered Triple Helix, a new work for marimba trio utilizing SynkroTakt to stream click tracks of different tempi to each player. More recently, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble took Brookshire’s Honeycomb on a short tour, culminating in a performance at the national conference of the Concert Band Director’s National Association in Kansas City, Missouri. Future implementations of the technology by Brookshire include a performance at the Electrobrass II Conference in April, the New York City Electronic Music Festival in July, and composing a piece in residence at Avaloch Farms Music Institute in October. The SynkroTakt team is aiming for an end-of-July public release of the technology. Anyone interested in knowing more about the technology may visit www.SynkroTakt.com.