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Trash Music Workshop and Performance

Workshop and Performance: Trash Music
Monday, April 1 at 6 PM
Dancz Center (Hugh Hodgson School of Music Room 264)

How can we make music from trash?

The Trash Music project was recently awarded a UGA Office of Sustainability Campus Sustainability Grant to explore the intersections of music, creativity, environmentalism, and sustainability. This musical performance will feature trash musical instruments and compositions written by UGA student composers. A pre-concert instrument making session will take place at 5:30 PM for anyone interested in building their own trash instrument. This event is free and open to the public. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Ciyadh Wells: ciyadh.hillwells@uga.edu.

Exhibition: Exploring Research as Craft

Exhibition: Exploring Research as Craft
Sunday, March 17 from 2 – 5 PM
ATHICA, 675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200

www.facebook.com/events/1953662531408746/

This pop-up exhibition is the culmination of the project Exploring Research as Craft: A Workshop Series to Promote Cross-Discipline Communication by Examining Processes of Creating to Approach Questions. Refreshments will be served.

How does the researcher’s hand guide materials in efforts to contribute new understandings about the world around us? How does the artist’s practice press into the intuition of scientific research to draw out non-linear truths and trajectories? How does material gain and define meaning through interdisciplinary efforts?

Exploring Research as Craft collaboratively engages seemingly disparate disciplines through craft, material meaning making, and critical response. Academic siloing and the prioritization of jargon over communication endorse strict and disciplined understandings of science, art, research, and craft. Here, we evince the porous and fluid natures of these concepts. We actively call upon shared language and meaningful encounters to establish links between spaces of differently situated knowledges.

As entanglement and productive friction are increasingly recognized as vital tools within collaboration, there is a growing need to develop practices of intentioned engagement. Here, we reveal the visual dialogue that is possible within and among diverse research practices. Individuals from manifold departments at the University of Georgia have brought together their craft to create new media-based languages for personal history-making, speculative organ generation, virtual reality, performance as embodied re-experiencing, and other visually poetic statements for the deconstruction of traditional disciplinary divides.

Exploring Research as Craft is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration and ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art.

Participants

Yana Bonday – Lamar Dodd School of Art
Sydney Daniel – Lamar Dodd School of Art
Jennifer Demoss – Integrative Conservation and Anthropology
Max Farrell – Ecology
Savannah Jenson – English
Kristen Lear – Integrative Conservation and Forestry
Katharine Miele – Lamar Dodd School of Art
Megan Prescott – Microbiology
Micah Taylor – College of Environment and Design
Anna Rose Willoughby – Ecology

Call for Participation: Trash Music

Call for Participation: Trash Music

How can we make music from trash?

The “Trash Music” project was recently awarded a UGA Office of Sustainability Campus Sustainability Grant to explore the intersections of music, creativity, environmentalism, and sustainability. Musical instruments are often made from new materials and nonrenewable resources. The first phase of this project will consist of building prototype instruments from reused materials. We are seeking participation in the following areas: instrument designers / builders, website design, and collaborators interested in creating related initiatives and projects. If you are interested, please contact Ciyadh Wells:
ciyadh.hillwells@uga.edu

Call for Performers: Trash Music

Trash Music is seeking performers who are interested in performing on newly created instruments. Interested performers should have some knowledge of musical notation and should be available to perform on either 4/1 or 4/6. If you are interested, please contact Ciyadh Wells: ciyadh.hillwells@uga.edu

XR Research Lab Hours

Refocus Reality

Explore the Oculus Rift VR system with Ideas for Creative Exploration. Possible areas of exploration could include but are not limited to audience interaction, data visualization and research productivity. Lab times are available by appointment for the following days:

Mondays 8-11 AM, 7-10 PM
Wednesdays 8-10 AM, 7-10 PM
Fridays 8-10 AM, 2-5 PM

Located in the Lamar Dodd building room S160. To schedule, please contact idealab@uga.edu

Call for Participation: Exploring Research as Craft

Cydney Seigerman, a PhD student in Anthropology and Integrative Conservation, and Alden DiCamillo, an MFA student in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, welcome your participation in a cross-disciplinary, three-part workshop they are organizing this spring:

“Exploring Research as Craft: A Workshop Series to Promote Cross-Discipline Communication”

The workshop is supported by an Idea Lab Mini Grant. This year’s theme was “cultivating community.” Our goal is to engage graduate students (masters or PhD) from across the UGA campus, including (but not limited to) Franklin College, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Warnell, and the Odum School of Ecology.

Click to download call for participation with information on the workshop, including a tentative calendar for the three meetings.

The Idea Lab Mini Grant Program is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. Ideas for Creative Exploration is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.

Campus Sustainability Grant Awards

Congratulations to Ciyadh Wells, recipient of a Campus Sustainability Grant from the UGA Office of Sustainability. Ciyadh is a second-year Ideas for Creative Exploration Graduate Research Assistant and doctoral student in music. The Trash Music project will explore the possibilities of material reuse through instrument building and performance.

Additional congratulations to grant winners Christina Foard for Imagination Squared, a participatory art project about resilience that was supported by an Ideas for Creative Exploration a2ru conference grant, and Alexandra Hofner for Speaking with nature at Lake M. Allyn Herrick: an ecological narrative through eco-art, an arts-integrative approach environmental stewardship.

Drawn from the Student Green Fee, Campus Sustainability Grants provide up to $5,000 to current UGA students who wish to initiate projects to advance sustainability through education, research, service, and campus operations. For more about the UGA Office of Sustainability visit: sustainability.uga.edu