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Clark Lunberry: Writing on Water

Clark Lunberry: Writing on Water
November installation at Lake Herrick

Near Boardwalk Trail Bridge
Viewing event: Thursday, November 16 at Noon
Lecture: Friday, November 10 at 2 PM
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Interdisciplinary artist Clark Lunberry will talk about creating site-specific poetry installations and introduce a new work for the UGA campus. Lunberry is a Professor of English at the University of North Florida and the author of Sites of Performance: Of Time and Memory (Anthem Press 2014) and Writing on Water | Writing on Air (University of North Florida 2016). His large-scale poems placed on water and windows include recent installations in Oxford, England; Paris, France; Toronto, Canada; Tokyo and Hiroshima, Japan; and Stanford University.

Lunberry will create a temporary installation at Lake Herrick, a prominent feature within Oconee Forest Park, which serves as a living laboratory for research in the natural and social sciences. The new work, viewable near the Boardwalk Trail bridge, coincides with a major restoration project at UGA aimed at promoting water quality and enhancing Lake Herrick as an amenity for experiential learning, research, and recreation. For more about the Lake Herrick Watershed Restoration visit sustainability.uga.edu/lakeherrick/.

Supported in part by the Helen S. Lanier Chair of the Department of English and ICE. For more information visit clarklunberry.weebly.com/athens-2017.html.


Lake Herrick, Athens, Georgia [Image: Kiley Aguar]

Heather McIntosh at UGA

Heather McIntosh
Wednesday, October 4 at 1:25 PM
Hugh Hodgson School of Music Room 264

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Composer Heather McIntosh will share work from recent film and concert projects as a guest speaker at the UGA Dancz Center for New Music.

ICE Honorary Fellow Heather McIntosh (BMUS 2000) is a musician and composer of music for film and video. She created music for Examined Life, Compliance, The Rambler, Faults, Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey, and Z for Zachariah. Known as the house cellist for the Elephant 6 Collective and leader of The Instruments, she has played with of Montreal, The Olivia Tremor Control, The Music Tapes, Gerbils, Elf Power, Circulatory System, Apples in Stereo, Great Lakes, The Ladybug Transistor, Linda Perhacs, Kevin Ayers of the Soft Machine, Faust, Animal Collective, Cat Power, Superchunk, M Ward, The Clientele, St. Vincent, Azure Ray, Icy Demons, Japancakes, Bright Eyes, Washed Out, Dr. Dog, Norah Jones, Belle and Sebastian, Pacific UV, St. Vincent Gnarls Barkley, and Lil Wayne.

ICE Conversation: Keetra Dean Dixon

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ICE Conversation: Keetra Dean Dixon
Wednesday, January 25 at 11:30 AM
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

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An informal conversation with visiting artist Keetra Dean Dixon about experimental design and collaboration.

Keetra Dean Dixon is a designer, director and artist who has worked as an experiential design director in New York but has also run her own independent studio practice in rural Alaska focusing on lettering, sculpture, and product design projects. Her hybrid background often leads her work towards speculative terrain, leveraging emergent technologies and process-focused making. Sponsored by the Lamar Dodd School of Art Visiting Artist & Scholar Series.

Dixon’s work has been recognized broadly including in the permanent design collection at SFMOMA and the honorable ranking of ADC Young Gun (Art Director’s Cub) in 2008. She completed commissions for the 2009 U.S. presidential inauguration and the 2012 olympic games, has shown at the Walker Art Center and the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and has acted as Design Director for installations featured at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2013 she participated in INCONGRUOUS, a residency for “brazen experimentation in design practices” at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC. She recently left her rural Alaska studio to join the faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design. Dixon holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

ICE Conversation: The Innocents Project

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The Innocents Project Residency
February 14-17

Full schedule: willson.uga.edu/event/the-innocents-project/

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.

Arts + Environment Roundtable

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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
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ICE Conversation: Elizabeth Corr

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ICE Conversation: Elizabeth Corr
Thursday, November 10 at Noon
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Environmental Advocacy + Art Partnerships

Elizabeth Corr, Art Partnerships Manager with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), will share examples of projects that combine art, science, and environmental activism. Sponsored by Watershed UGA and ICE.

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.

Reading: “How Artists and Environmental Activists Both Do Better” Together by Elizabeth Corr and Jenny Kendler
creativz.us/2016/02/17/how-artists-and-environmental-activists-both-do-better-together/