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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.

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
Alden DiCamillo – Lamar Dodd School of Art
Max Farrell – Ecology
Savannah Jenson – English
Kristen Lear – Integrative Conservation and Forestry
Alex McClay – Lamar Dodd School of Art
Katharine Miele – Lamar Dodd School of Art
Megan Prescott – Microbiology
Cydney Seigerman – Integrative Conservation and Anthropology
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.