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Made Bayak Events

Made Bayak Events

Exhibition: New Gods/Old Gods
March 25-April 28
ATHICA, 675 Pulaski Street, Suite 1200
athica.org/updates/new-gods-old-gods/

Opening Reception
Monday, March 25 from 5 – 7 PM
ATHICA

Roundtable: Representations of Violence, Radical Storytelling, Art-based Activism, and Imaginative History-making
Wednesday, March 27 at 3 PM
Miller Learning Center, Room 350

Made Bayak musical performance, featuring the artist, Killick, and other local musicians
Wednesday, March 27 at 7 PM
ATHICA

Made Bayak artist talk and performance art
“Radical Resilience within Visual Art-making (Art as Activism)”
Sunday, March 31 at 4 PM
ATHICA

Musical performance by Gamelan Chandra Natha Balinese gamelan ensemble
Tuesday, April 2 at 7 PM
ATHICA

Traditional Balinese Painting Workshop
Wednesday, April 3 at 2 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art

Screening: “The Look of Silence”
Wednesday, April 3 at 5 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S151

Youth Workshop, Art with Recycled Materials/Plasticology
Thursday, April 4 at 5:30 PM
Lyndon House Arts Center
Register: www.accgov.com/8670/Art-with-Recycled-Materials

Lake Herrick Eco-Art Festival
Saturday, April 6 Noon- 5 PM
Lake M. Allyn Herrick

Curators’ Talk by Peter Brosius, Sarah Hitchner, and Alden DiCamillo
“Old Gods//New Gods: Ethnographic Crossings: Culture and Violence”
Monday, April 8 at 5:30 PM
ATHICA

Made Bayak was born in 1980 in Tampaksiring, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia. He completed his studies at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts Denpasar in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia in 2006. His work addresses the human devastation of the Indonesian genocide of 1965-66 and the environmental devastation of the Balinese island’s once-pristine environment caused by tourism-driven development and the lack of local awareness of best ecological practices. His methods include activism and social organization, teaching workshops, painting, drawing, sculptural objects, installations, performance art, and music performed with his heavy metal rock band Geeksmile.

Plasticology is an ongoing project in which he uses waste plastic to make art objects, paintings, and performances, as well as teaching Plasticology workshops to children and communities. In 2014, he was buried up to his neck by an excavator/backhoe during his performance at the Padang Galak Beach Tolak Reklamasi Art Event held to protest the Balinese government’s plan to develop the Benoa Bay to the benefit of outside commercial interests (Reklamasi Benoa). The populist movement ForBali (Tolak Reklamasi) calls for Bali to reject (tolak) this “reclamation” of the Benoa Bay. Nominated as a finalist in Singapore’s prestigious 2013 Sovereign Art Prize, Made Bayak continues to conduct his activist practice and to exhibit his works in Bali and, most recently, in Germany and Poland.

For more information about Made Bayak visit: madebayak.com

Sponsors: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA) with the support of The James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation and Creature Comforts Brewery, the Willson Center for Arts and Humanities, the UGA Department of Anthropology, the UGA Center for Integrative Conservation Research (CICR), Ideas for Creative Exploration, the UGA Office of Sustainability, Lamar Dodd School of Art, the Lyndon House Arts Center, and the ACC Solid Waste Department.

Math Plus Music

Math Plus Music: Marcus Miller and Rob Schneiderman
Friday, March 29

4:30 PM
Colloquium/Conversation/Performance
Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Dancz Center (Room 264)

8 PM
Jazz Performance
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar, 237 Prince Ave.

In live musical performance and open discussion, Marcus Miller and Rob Schneiderman demonstrate/explain analogies between the dynamics of the discovery/creation/learning of both music and mathematics. As a consequence of the abstract natures of music and mathematics these analogies can provide insight into other human disciplines.

Marcus Miller graduated from Harvard University with a degree in mathematics. After a stint working for a hedge fund, he has since been traveling the world playing music, both leading his own groups as well as performing with jazz artists such as Grammy-nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn and Late Show musical director/pianist Jon Batiste. Miller has performed at the Obama White House, and has studied music production and engineering under grammy-winning sound engineer “Bassy” Bob Brockman (Notorious B.I.G, Herbie Hancock, D’Angelo). Miller has spoken at the New Jersey Association of Music Educators, and was noted as an Artist of Distinction by the State of New Jersey. He is the creator of theMath+Music Project, and is currently the host/creator of the Quadrivium series at New York’s Museum of Mathematics, while he continues to study and teach mathematics.

Rob Schneiderman joined the Lehman College CUNY department of mathematics faculty in 2006 after a busy career as a musician,including performances and recordings with jazz luminaries such has EddieHarris, James Moody, Charles McPherson, JJ Johnson, Jimmy Heath, Clifford Jordan, Art Farmer and Harold Land, as well as 10 recordings as a leader for the Reservoir Music label and a more recent Tone Twister release on the Hollistic MusicWorks label. In 2001 Schneiderman received a PhD in mathematics from UC Berkeley under the guidance of topology guru Robion Kirby, and before his current professorship at Lehman, he had postdoc positions at the Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, NYU’s Courant Institute and UPenn. His research is focussed on studying 3-dimensional and 4-dimensional spaces. In addition to many research articles in mathematics journals, Rob’s musicomathematical essay “Can One Hear the Sound ofa Theorem?” was published in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society and in the collection Best Writing on Mathematics 2012, Princeton University Press.

Supported by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Hugh Hodgson School of Music Jazz Program, Department of Mathematics, and Ideas for Creative Exploration.

Lecture: Elizabeth Corr

Elizabeth Corr
Wednesday, October 31 at 3:30 PM
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

The Case for Collaboration: How NRDC Works with Artists to Bolster Environmental Advocacy

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 is the Director of Art Partnerships at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international environmental nonprofit organization with over three million members. Corr launched the NRDC’s Artist-in-Residence program, an innovative platform for thoughtful and sustained collaboration between artists and environmental leaders. As a curator she has worked with artists such as Jenny Kendler, Sipho Mabona, Antonin Fourneau, and the Luftwerk collective. Corr holds a master’s degree in African Studies and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and gender/women’s studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was recently nominated for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award, recognizing scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, activists, or artists who stand poised to make a game-changing difference.

Supported by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Image: Jenny Kendler, Birds Watching, 2018

ART+SCIENCE: a conversation with Dan Jay

ART+SCIENCE: a conversation with Dan Jay
Wednesday, September 26 at Noon
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Dan Jay is a professor and dean of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University in Boston, MA. For 30 years he has led parallel careers in science and art and acted as a conduit between the two fields.

“As a society we have segregated art and science such that fields have become overly specialized and do not speak to the vast majority of society. This was not always so and I seek to catalyze a reunification of knowledge or at least an appreciation that disciplines can inform each other in novel ways.”

For more visit www.danjayart.com.

Sponsored by Ideas for Creative Exploration and the Graduate School.

Inlets Ensemble (3/27)

Inlets Ensemble: Circling, Environment, Autonomy
Tuesday, March 27 from 6 – 10 PM
Lamar Dodd Building Atrium

Inlets Ensemble: Circling, Environment, Autonomy is a performative installation by Inlets Ensemble that features interactive, sonic works concerned with the nature and emergence of an aesthetic event, and the evolving perception and relationship with the event over time.

Inlets Foundation for Experimental Practices is a Miami-based artist-run organization emphasizing an expanded approach toward events and publications to foster radical forms of sonic expression. As a performing ensemble, the organization has presented contemporary and historical works of experimental music under the name Inlets Ensemble. The organization has created and participated within a variety of projects in South Florida, including at numerous unconventional locations.

ICE Conversation: Will Alexander

ICE Conversation: Will Alexander
Thursday, January 18 at 3 PM

Rescheduled from January 17 due to inclement weather
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Will Alexander works in multiple genres. In addition to being a poet, he is also a novelist, essayist, aphorist, playwright, philosopher, visual artist, and pianist. His books include Asia and Haiti, The Sri Lankan Loxodrome, and Compression and Purity. Alexander has taught at many colleges and universities, including the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, the University of California, and Hofstra University, among others. His honors and awards include a Whiting Fellowship for Poetry, a California Arts Council Fellowship and the 2016 Jackson Poetry Prize.

Will Alexander’s visit is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Creative Writing Program in the department of English. A free public reading will take place on Thursday, January 18 at 7 PM at Cine.

www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/will-alexander