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Lecture: Silas Munro

Lecture: Silas Munro
Wednesday, November 11 at 3 PM

Webinar: zoom.us/j/96553248097

W.E.B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America

Silas Munro is a partner of poly-mode, a bi-coastal design studio, an Associate Professor of Communication Arts at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and Advisor, Founding Faculty, and Chair Emeritus at Vermont College of Fine Arts. In the past year he emerged as one of the most exciting practitioners of community-engaged design and as an influential scholar known for his contributions to W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America published by Princeton Architectural Press in late 2018. The project has been featured in articles in Smithsonian Magazine, The New Yorker, and Black Perspectives (African American Intellectual History Society).

Munro’s scholarly research addresses the relationship between designers’ personal identities, formal systems and strategies they utilize, and how both interact with the communities they serve. In workshops and lectures he addresses post-colonial relationships between design and marginalized communities and offers practical ways for educators and practitioners to decolonize the way design is taught (“Major/Minor History”) and to create inclusive new frameworks (“Nodal Historical Network”). His design work and writing has been published in books, exhibitions, and websites in Germany, Japan, Korea, the US, and the UK including Chronicle Books, IDEA magazine, Eye, and Slanted magazine.

He earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. He has been a critic and lecturer at leading programs including Yale School of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, NC State, RISD, and CalArts. His design studio, poly-mode, works with cultural institutions and community based organizations including MoMA, The Phillips Collection, Mark Bradford at the Venice Biennale, The Center for Urban Pedagogy, Walker Art Center, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, ICA at Virginia Commonwealth University, The New Museum, Wynwood Arts District Miami, and the U.S. Department of States Bureau of Cultural Affairs.

Remote presentation and conversation hosted by Ideas for Creative Exploration with the support of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

More information on the 2020 Spotlight on the Arts festival, including a schedule of events, can be found at arts.uga.edu as well as on the Arts Council Facebook page (facebook.com/UGAarts), Twitter feed (@UGA_arts) or Instagram (instagram.com/uga_arts).

Ecopoetics Reading and Publication

ECHO: a collection of eco-poetic works
Publication delayed due to COVID-19
Digital preview: alexmcclay.com/ECHO
Download PDF (20.6 MB): ECHO.pdf

Featuring nine works from writers Brenda Hillman, Ben Rutherford, Paul Cunningham, Holly Haworth, Connor Fisher, Genevieve Arlie, and Aviva Kasowski. Designed and printed by Alex McClay. The book will be printed and bound in an edition of 70. There will be both a deluxe edition of 20 books bound with a hard cover and a standard edition of 50 books bound with a paper cover. The release of the book was meant to coincide with Brenda Hillman’s visit to UGA.

Reading: Brenda Hillman
Cancelled due to COVID-19

Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English Jed Rasula is pleased to present a reading by poet Brenda Hillman. Hillman was born in Tucson, Arizona and has been an active part of the Bay Area literary community since 1975. She has published chapbooks with Penumbra Press, a+bend press, EmPress, A Minus Press, and Albion Books and is the author of ten full-length collections from Wesleyan University Press, the most recent of which are Practical Water (2009), winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire (2013), which received the International Griffin Poetry Prize for 2014 and the Northern California Book Award, and Extra Hidden Life, among the Days (2018).

Publication supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration. Brenda Hillman event supported by the Helen S. Lanier Chair of the Department of English at UGA.

Ad•Verse Fest

Ad•Verse Fest
March 6-7
ATHICA and Caledonia Lounge
www.adversefest.space

Ad•verse Fest is a is a two-day festival showcasing a variety of solo and duo performers who blur the line between the musical, visual, and performative arts, with an emphasis on the electronic. Headliners for 2020 include Dynasty Handbag (Jibz Cameron), Wizard Apprentice, and LEYA.

Performances
Dynasty Handbag
LEYA
Wizard Apprentice
Bustié
Stacian
Romantic Thriller
Mischa Lively
Breathers
Mischa Lively and Mannequin Lover
The Queendom
Breathers
Saadia Rais
Peachy
Secret Friends
Diatom Deli
KAELIN
Thank You Please
Josey (F.L.E.D.)
Bacon Grease
Buddy Crime
John Kiran Fernandes
Ivy Hollivana
Home Body
N/A Dance Party with Essential Oil and Jhenetics

Lecture: Dynasty Handbag
Friday, March 6 at 12:15 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room N200

Jibz Cameron is a performer and video artist living in Los Angeles. Her multi-media performance work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has spanned 15 years and been presented at such institutions as MOCALA, PS1, The Kitchen, REDCAT, and The Broad Museum, among others. She has been heralded by The New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years” and as “outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative” by The New Yorker. She has written and produced seven evening-length performance pieces and countless short works. She has produced multiple video works and two albums of original music.

In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag she has also been seen acting in films, theater and television. She works as a professor of performance and comedy related subjects. She also produces and hosts Weirdo Night, a monthly comedy and performance event in Los Angeles.

Supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration.

a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summit 2020

a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summit
February 20-23, 2020
University of Cincinatti
Deadline: January 20, 2020

www.a2ru.org/events/2020-emerging-creatives-student-summit/

a2ru is now accepting applications from students and faculty to participate in the 2020 Emerging Creatives Student Summit — an intensive, working summit with experts and fellow students of all disciplines across the country to explore and tackle challenges in interdisciplinary teams around the theme, “RISE UP! Risk Something Real.”

Open to undergraduate and graduate students of a2ru partner institutions. There is no fee to attend the summit; student or student’s institution is responsible for travel and board — some meals provided as part of the Summit experience. A limited number of student travel grants and a2ru scholar awards are also available. For more info on the event, guest speakers and performers, and to apply, visit the summit website.

Lecture: Corey Madden

Lecture: Corey Madden: Artist as Leader
Wednesday, October 30 at Noon
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Corey Madden is an award-winning writer and director, Executive Director of the Kenan Institute for the Arts, and a faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. At the Kenan Institute for the Arts Madden directs strategic initiatives that creatively blend the arts, enterprise, and innovative practice to positively impact the lives and careers of artists. Three programmatic themes — Creative Leaders, Creative Campus, and Creative Community — feature programs and projects that provide training and access for artists to develop and achieve their highest potential. Madden produces the interview series, “The Artist as Leader,” and teaches a course of the same name.

www.uncsa.edu/kenan/

www.uncsa.edu/kenan/artist-as-leader/

CULTURESPORT Screening

CULTURESPORT Screening
Thursday, May 16 at 8 PM
Go Bar, Athens GA

www.facebook.com/events/415785068999373/

ICE Honorary Fellow John Michael Boling presents CULTURESPORT, an original music-driven science fiction animated web series set in a world adjacent to our own. John Michael Boling (BFA 2006) is an artist known for pioneering works in Internet art and video. He received an ICE student fellowship to attend The Kitchen Summer Institute and was a featured presenter in the 2007 ICE Open House: Net Art. John Michael co-founded and served as Head of Product for Are.na, an online tool for collaborative research and served as Associate Director of Rhizome.

For more information about CULTURESPORT and their Kickstarter campaign visit:
www.kickstarter.com/projects/culturesport/culturesport-season-1

Join CULTURESPORT as they screen their debut episode ROTTERDAM 1995. Meet the creators while they discuss the process of creating a DIY animation studio, offering exclusive insight and merchandise.

Developed in relative secrecy over the past five years, CULTURESPORT is a sprawling fictional universe — the result of intensive and ongoing collaboration between artists, designers, musicians, actors, dancers, brands, and CULTURESPORT’s in-house creative team.