ICE-Vision: Yojimbo (Kurosawa, 1961)
Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S150
Toshiro Mifune portrays a Samurai who finds himself in the middle of a feud-torn Japanese village. Neither side is particularly honorable, but Mifune is hungry and impoverished, so he agrees to work as bodyguard (or Yojimbo) for a silk merchant (Kamatari Fujiwara) against a sake merchant (Takashi Shimura). Yojimbo was the prototype for the Clint Eastwood “Man with No Name” picture A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964). The difference is that Fistful relies on Eastwood for its success, whereas Yojimbo scores on every creative level, from director Akira Kurosawa to cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa to Mifune’s classic lead performance.
Hyphenated American: Latinos
Tuesday, April 26 at 7 PM
Georgia Museum of Art
Come learn about the struggle, perseverance, and cultures of Latinos through the arts and educational discussion. Topics of identity, different immigration statuses, educational injustice in Georgia, and more will all be covered. Art gallery, spoken word, and lots of live music with a reception to follow. Free to the public.
Hyphenated American Panel
Dr. Sergio Quesada, UGA LACSI professor: discussing why it is important for Latinos to maintain their cultural identity.
Heidy Guzman, MA in Professional Counseling: discussing some of the psychological impacts of immigrations.
Johanna Cochran, Associate Attorney with Kuck Immigration Partners: presenting on Policy 4.1.6 and on the difficult process to gaining legal status in the US.
Art and Performance
Anita Guevara – Spoken Word
Orlando Pimentel – Visual Art
Daniel Allen – Guest Composer
Monique Osorio – Guest Composer
Band: Laura Camacho (bass), Corey Flowers (guitar), John Phillips (percussion), and Monique Osorio (vocals)
Supported in part by an Idea Lab Mini Grant.
ICE-Vision 10th Anniversary Edition*: How’s Your News (Bradford, 1999)
Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150
Discover what life is like for five members of Camp Jabberwocky, a summer camp where those with major mental and physical challenges are given the task to drive around the country and work as field reporters. This film, a favorite on the festival circuit, dispels the notion that disability limits opportunities and choices by showing just how the quintet, who cruised the country in an RV, knocks down myths with plenty of humor and heaps of grace.
*ICE-Vision 2006 selection by Micki Davis
Another Kid’s Treasure Island
Saturday, April 23 at 10 AM and 2 PM
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Children’s Garden Theater in the Woods
Tickets; $5, free for kids 12 and under
Makerspace fun after the show!
Liza, Jack, and Avery Hinkley were lost on an abandoned island after a boating afternoon gone awry. Throughout their time on the island, the band used natural and found resources to build a life away from home. Join Mayor McMillian and the town of Franklin in hearing their story and awarding the siblings for their bravery, innovation, and work to change the community! After the performance, participants can create their own inventions with the UGA Children’s Theatre Troupe at different makerspace stations that will be filled with recyclable materials. Directed by Kelsey Brown and written by Ali Olhausen.
Supported by a Sustainability + Arts Grant sponsored by the UGA Office of Sustainability and Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE).
ICE Conversation: Cody Brookshire, Richard Saney, and Jake Reeves
Friday, April 15 at 11:15 AM
Dancz Center for New Music
Idea Lab Mini Grant recipients Cody Brookshire, Richard Saney, and Jake Reeves will discuss their project “SynkroTakt,” involving the streaming of synchronized audio to wireless devices for use in concert music and other applications. Please come to hear our thoughts and goals with the project, to ask questions, propose ideas, and chat about the intersection of music, wireless devices, audience interaction, and immersive sound.
ICE Conversation: All the World’s Futures
Monday, April 25 at noon
ICE, Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S160
John English, UGA professor Emeritus, artist, and veteran freelance journalist will share a presentation of his coverage of one of the biggest art shows in the world: the 2015 Venice Biennale, All the World’s Futures.