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Werner Fritsch events


Werner Fritsch is the author of numerous award-winning theatre and radio plays, a highly acclaimed novel, and the writer/director of three experimental films. His cutting edge work, moving between different media, has received widespread acclaim in Germany and he has been awarded numerous prestigious scholarships and prizes, including Best German Audio Book for Enigma Emmy Göring (2009). The German national magazine Der Spiegel called him “Germany’s boldest poet.”

in image of multimedia installation
Tuesday, February 9 through Friday, February 12
Shown hourly from 10 AM – 4 PM
Fine Arts Building Room 255A

A collective interpretation of Nico — Sphinx of Ice, a play by visiting artist Werner Fritsch, presented as a multimedia installation by UGA students Elizabeth Rogers, Kyle Morrison, Stewart Engart, Hannah Foster, Anna Pieri, and Marlon Burnley.

Werner Fritsch reads from Nico — Sphinx of Ice
Thursday, February 11 at 5 PM
Fine Arts Building Balcony Theatre

Screening of Faust Song of the Sun
Friday, February 12 at 4 PM with reception at 7 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150

Werner Fritsch will introduce the screening of his cinematic poem Faust Song of the Sun. The film reflects on a central moment in Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s seminal play Faust (1808/32), offering a stream of images and text probing Faust’s notion of contentment in a beautiful moment. Attempting to counter the pervasive notion of globalization as taking over the world, Fritsch’s film explores the diversity of foreign cultures and different natures, highlighting “a certain human vision” of “watching the world with open eyes.” Faust Song of the Sun is a cultural adventure addressing fundamental questions about human relations, faith, the nature of beauty and the mythical foundations of reality.

Sponsored by the Department of German and Slavic Studies, A.G. Steer Professorship, Slingshot Festival, and Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE).

A4P Preservationist


The Air Purifying Plants Proliferation Project (A4P), recipient of a Sustainability + Arts Grant from ICE and the Office of Sustainability presents Preservationist, an exhibition and roundtable discussion investigating the rapid advancement of green practices in the contemporary art studio. The group will collaborate with Alberta, Canada-based printmaker, Sean Caulfield and Minnesota-based sculptor David Hamlow to present an interactive exhibition or “trade show” that focuses on sustainability as a catalyst for dialogue about studio ecology and the environmental ethics of art-making. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of round table discussions, project presentation, and specific technical demonstrations throughout the run of the show.

Friday, January 29 to Thursday, February 25
Lamar Dodd School of Art Suite Gallery

Round Table Discussion Followed by a Southern Brewing Company Beer Tasting
Wednesday, February 17 from 3 – 5 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Suite Gallery

2015-2016 Sustainability + Arts Grants


ICE and the Office of Sustainability are pleased to announce the recipient of a Sustainability + Arts Grants in conjunction with the 2015-2016 UGA Campus Sustainability Grants program. The selected project addresses priorities outlined in UGA’s 2020 Strategic Plan to actively conserve resources, educate the campus community, influence positive action for people and the environment, and provide useful research data to inform future campus sustainability efforts. The project was chosen based on merit, positive impact, implementation feasibility, interdisciplinary and creative potential, and available funding.

The Office of Sustainability coordinates, communicates, and advances sustainability initiatives at UGA in the areas of teaching, research, service and outreach, student engagement, and campus operations. For more information visit:

Making and the Theatre: A Theatre for young audiences event encouraging sustainability, creativity, and innovation

The Children’s Theatre Troupe student organization will create a model of performance and hands-on creative activities to inspire and empower future generations of stewards and problem solvers.

The Children’s Theatre Troupe seeks to write and produce an original Theatre for Young Audiences play that fosters sustainability, creativity, and innovation. This two-fold event will include a student performance followed by a makerspace for the family audience. The makerspace will be an open time for children and parents alike to build and invent with found materials to solve problems similar to the characters in the play. In working closely with students and faculty in the Learning Design and Technology program, the post-show makerspace will involve the audience in hands-on challenges. In addition, audience members will own a piece of the event in the form of take-home packets. These packets will define the Georgia and National education standards met in their evening, introduce books, and include at-home challenges. Continuing with the sustainability theme, we plan to use many found and recycled objects in our costuming, sets, and properties.

Principal Student Investigator: Kelsey Brown, College of Education Communication Sciences and Disorders/ Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Theatre/ Learning Design and Technology Certificate Program/ May 2017

Idea Lab Mini Grant Awards 2015-2016

Idea Lab is pleased to announce two new Mini Grant recipients. The projects were selected based on creative merit, collaborative and interdisciplinary reach, and feasibility. Each project team will be assigned a mentor from ICE, will receive regular feedback from Idea Lab members, and will make a presentation as part of the ICE Conversation Series. The Idea Lab Mini Grants are sponsored by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE).


The collaborators of Connect will develop a sound art composition integrated with the everyday use of smartphone technology. Phase One of the project involves the implementation of an early version of an app at a live concert to assist the performers in adapting to the new demands of integrating the technology into their work. Phase Two aims at an experimental audience-technology-performer integrated premier performance at the Dancz Center for New Music. Phase Three aims at a larger concert work including a wind ensemble and interactive technology.


Cody Brookshire, DMA student, Music Composition
Richard Saney, undergraduate, Computer Science
Jake Reeves, undergraduate, Genetics
Tyler Ehrlich, MM student, Music Conducting

Hyphenated American

Hyphenated American is a two-part art production utilizing musicians, film-makers, visual artists, and writers to construct a story about the experiences of a first-generation Hispanic-American. The project aims to convey the story of students and local community members who find themselves belonging to both Hispanic and American cultures and to turn an innovative collaborative lens to their struggles with identity and with a unique set of societal pressures. The first part of the project will be an interactive web site that will allow Hispanics who would like to share their experiences but are not part of the performative aspect of the project to do so. The second part is a performance event to be held in downtown Athens in 2016. The performance will be a collaborative event including spoken word, visual art, and original music composition.


Monique Osorio, undergraduate, Music Composition and Theory, Psychology
Anita Guevara, undergraduate, Social Work
Sestina Real, undergraduate, Women’s Studies and African American Studies
Orlando Burgos Pimental, undergraduate, Advertising

Picturing Home

Picturing Home will bring awareness to the many families in the Athens area affected by the deportation of a family member or loved one. Using the concept of photovoice, twenty families from the Hispanic community will use disposable cameras to document moments that they wish to share about their experiences with deportation. The project will culminate in a curated exhibition of photographs as well as testimonials that will allow the Athens community to engage in dialogue about an issue that deeply impacts many local families.


Ashley Meadow, PhD student, Sociology
Mary Adams, PhD student, Sociology
Erin Mazzei, graduate student, Photography
Pablo Lapegna, Professor of Sociology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Patricia Richards, Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies
Alejandra Calva, PORTAL Manager, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute

ICE Conversation: Cynthia Johnston Turner


ICE Conversation: Cynthia Johnston Turner
Thursday, September 24 at 4 PM
ICE Office, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S160

Google Glass, Music Pedagogy and Performance: what went right and what went wrong? UGA Director of Bands Cynthia Johnston Turner will discuss music technology and projects-in-development for use in conducting large ensembles. She will be joined by Tyler Ehrlich, a graduate conducting major and Idea Lab Mini Grant recipient for the “21st Century Digital Music Stand.”

Idea Lab Mini Grants


Idea Lab Mini Grants
Call for Proposals
Deadline: Friday, October 2

Idea Lab is a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts. UGA students from all disciplines are invited to apply for funding up to $500 to support new creative and collaborative projects. Selected projects will be assigned a mentor, receive regular feedback from Idea Lab members, and be featured during the ICE Conversation Series.

Grant proposals should be sent via email to:

Please include the following information:

– Title and brief description of proposed project (500 word maximum)

– List of project participants (include majors and year of study)

– Name of Lead Applicant (include majors and year of study)

– Project outcomes

– Itemized budget

Selection Criteria:

– Creative merit

– Extent of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity

– Feasibility

All UGA students are eligible to apply. Lead Applicant must be a current UGA student. Deadline for grant proposals is Friday, October 2 at 5 PM.

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