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ICE Conversation: The Innocents Project


The Innocents Project Residency
February 14-17

Full schedule:

The Innocents Project residency examines the issue of wrongful conviction in the American penal system through live musical performance and theatre inspired by the work of photographer Taryn Simon. Atlanta-based contemporary music ensemble Bent Frequency members Drs. Jan Baker and Stuart Gerber (Georgia State University), along with Dr. John Lane (Sam Houston State University) and Professor Allen Otte (Cincinnati Conservatory of Music) will lead the residency work, with participation by the director of The Georgia Innocence Project, a nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals who have been convicted of crimes they did not commit. Sponsored by a Willson Center Public Impact Grant.

ICE Conversation
Wednesday, February 15 at Noon
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

A conversation featuring Atlanta-based contemporary chamber ensemble Bent Frequency and guest artists Professor Allen Otte and Dr. John Lane as they discuss the collaborative and cross-disciplinary aspects of their performance project The Innocents.

Presentation: “Collaboration and Community: Cultivating a Performative Voice”
Wednesday, February 15 at 7 PM
Hugh Hodgson School of Music Room 264

A conversation featuring Atlanta-based contemporary chamber ensemble Bent Frequency and guest artists Professor Allen Otte and Dr. John Lane as they discuss how their work as contemporary musicians has broadened into culturally and socially relevant interdisciplinary performance projects that inspire artistic development and purpose beyond the playing of their instruments.

School of Law Panel Discussion: “Social Justice and Music: The Innocence”
Thursday, February 16 at 12:30 PM
Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom, third floor, School of Law

A distinguished panel discussion, moderated by law professor Russell Gabriel, that features Clare Gilbert, interim director of the Georgia Innocence Project; Clarence Harrison, Georgia Innocence Project’s first exoneree; Ryan Swingle, regional capital defender; and guest artists Professor Allen Otte and Dr. John Lane. This panel will discuss aspects of the death penalty, the process of exoneration and how social justice can inspire art and music.

Culminating Performance: The Innocents
Thursday, February 16 at 6 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Atrium (located on first floor)

The first half of the concert features The Innocents work. Through the use of non-traditional instruments, such as found or street percussion (rocks, pots, pans, trash cans, etc.), and the use of electronics, the music and text illustrate some of the strong and complex emotions brought about by Simon’s original exhibit. The second half features Bent Frequency performing Coming Together (1971) and Attica (1972), by the American composer Frederic Rzewski. The text is taken from letters written by Samuel Melville, an activist and inmate killed in the prison riot at Attica State Prison in 1971.

Sustainability Summit


The first ever Sustainability Summit at UGA, a day-long event that combines the Center for Integrative Conservation Research (CICR) Sustainability Science Symposium with the Office of Sustainability’s Semester in Review.

9 – 11 AM
Faculty and Graduate Student Workshops

Arts and Sustainability
Mentoring Interdisciplinary Graduate Students

11 AM – 1 PM
Office of Sustainability Semester in Review

Semester in Review will provide an opportunity for engagement, collaboration, and a shared celebration of all the projects and initiatives that have taken place this semester to further sustainability. The celebration will include welcoming remarks, a half-hour presentation by Office of Sustainability Interns, an announcement of winners of the 2016 Sustainability Grant winners, poster presentations and table displays, and a light lunch.

1 – 4 PM
Sustainability Science Symposium: Meeting Georgia’s Sustainability Challenges

Featuring presentations on urban stream restoration, bioenergy, water policy, sea level rise, art and environment, and sustainable agriculture by Kyle McKay, Laurie Fowler, Mark Callahan, Jill Gambill, Nik Heynen, Liz Kramer, Puneet Dwivedi and Dennis Hancock.

4 – 6 PM
Poster Session and Closing Reception

Arts and Sustainability Workshop
Tuesday, December 6 from 9-11 AM
Jackson Street Building

Open to graduate students and faculty
Registration: Full


The goal of this workshop is to explore ways that sustainability issues are described, framed, and analogized across multiple fields and perspectives. How do specific disciplines name these issues? How is sustainability represented in popular culture? What discourses seem most important? The workshop will be designed to foster interdisciplinary conversation and to refine communication strategies.

Daylighting the Watersheds Poster Exhibition


Daylighting the Watersheds Design Competition
Poster Exhibition
Jackson Street Building
November 2 – December 6

An exhibition of posters featuring design concepts for projects that raise awareness about streams that flow through the UGA campus. Two projects will be selected by an interdisciplinary jury to receive $1,000 cash prizes. The competition was open to all UGA students.

Daylighting the Watersheds Design Competition winners will be announced at the Arts + Environment Roundtable event on Thursday, November 10 at 4 PM in Miller Learning Center Room 350.

Sponsored by Watershed UGA with generous support by a grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

Driftmier Woods Happening


Driftmier Woods Happening
Friday, November 11 at 11 AM
Driftmier Woods

A site-specific performance featuring sound and movement in Driftmier Woods, a small area of old-growth forest on campus adjacent to Driftmier Engineering Center.

Graphic Novel Workshop


Graphic Novel Workshop
Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 PM
MLC Room 147

Amazing opportunity for animators and artists. Create storyboards for a new graphic novel and animation project that explores the history, politics, and intrigue of nuclear weapons. Hosted by Dr. Sara Z. Kutchesfahani, Executive Director, Center for International Trade and Security, UGA and Kyle Morrison, ICE Graduate Research Assistant and Vice President of the Society for Students in Animation.

Arts + Environment Roundtable


Arts + Environment Roundtable
Thursday, November 10 at 4 PM
Miller Learning Center Room 350

How Artists, Scientists, and Environmental Activists Can Work Together

A roundtable discussion featuring:

Elizabeth Corr, Art Partnerships Manager with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Laurie Fowler, Watershed UGA/Ecology/Law
Chris Cuomo, Philosophy/Women’s Studies
Lizzie King, Ecology/Forestry
Nate Nibbelink, Center for Integrative Conservation Research (CICR)
Mark Callahan, Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE)

Special guest Elizabeth Corr works with artists, architects, and designers to heighten public awareness of and interest in the environmental issues that face today’s communities. She launched NRDC’s Artist-in-Residence program and is expanding support for NRDC’s art and climate-related projects, from such organizations as the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Public Concern Foundation, and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.

Sponsored by Watershed UGA and ICE.

Winners of the Daylighting the Watersheds Design Competition will also be announced.

Reading: “How Artists and Environmental Activists Both Do Better Together” by Elizabeth Corr and Jenny Kendler