Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

UGArden Murals

AJ Aremu, Zahria Cook, and Rachel Seburn worked with Andie Bisceglia and UGArden to create murals on repurposed shipping containers that are used for food storage for Campus Kitchen, a project that brings healthy food to people facing food insecurity in Athens. To learn more about UGArden visit: ugarden.uga.edu

Idea Lab Mini Grants Spring 2021

Botanical Garden Soundwalk

The Botanical Garden Soundwalk is a collection of soundscapes created by members of the UGA Student Composers Association in partnership with the UGA State Botanical Garden. Student and faculty composers engaged with Cora Keber, State Botanical Garden Director of Education, to learn about and respond to different environments within the Garden. Playback of soundscapes on the ECHOES app is prompted by the geolocation positioning of the listener within the grounds of the Garden. Visitors can craft their own interactive soundtrack by virtue of the duration and order of regions they encounter.

Project participants

Cora Keber, State Botanical Garden Director of Education
Andres Luz, Music graduate student
Bryan Wysocki, Music graduate student
Michael Flynn, Music graduate student
Daniel Karcher, Music graduate student
Samuel Hoyland, Music graduate student
Caitlin Santos, Music undergraduate student
Paul Dicicco, Music undergraduate student
Kenia Mendoza, Music undergraduate student
Emily Koh, Music faculty
Peter Van Zandt Lane, Music faculty
Thomas Hiel, Music faculty

Misery, Fantasy, Ecstasy

A project that adapts a series of three blazer jackets, exploring the related emotions of misery, fantasy, and ecstasy, into a short art film expanding upon these themes. Miranda Diaz will create the script using a collage cut-up technique with diary entries and perform with original blazers. Christee Imogen Henry will oversee cinematography, editing, and composition and performance of original music for the film. The work explores the relationship between interiority and the expression of interiority in a three-act structure. The project will filmed on location across north Georgia and on a sound stage through summer 2021.

Project participants

Christee Imogen Henry, Art undergraduate student
Miranda Diaz, Art undergraduate student

Language Learning and Community Building

The project considers how cooking classes can be used as tools for language learning and community building in Athens, Georgia. Participants will develop a curriculum to use common cooking terms and invite families to share and translate recipes in a bilingual cookbook site.

Project participants

Elizabeth Dubberly (Language and Literacy Education graduate student)
Valerie Oxford (Athens-Clarke County Schools ESOL teacher)

Mute Harmonics

Mute Harmonics is a collaborative series of two wearable, cooperative musical instruments by interdisciplinary artists Jeremy Diamond and Diana Rojas. The series serves as an investigation of sound, performance, and sculpture as intermediaries for spiritual and interpersonal experiences and a meditation on the inevitability of such intermediaries within those realms of experience. The series will consist of a string and percussion instrument; the effective use of these instruments will be reliant on a mutual obligation between performers. Most notably, playing the string instrument will require a concerted effort from both performers to maintain and adjust the tension of strings between their bodies to tune the instrument. When both performers are not engaged in the use of these instruments, they are rendered unplayable. The finished series will be performed live by students of the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia at the University of North Texas and the University of Georgia.

Project participants

Jeremy Diamond (Art graduate student)
Diana Rojas (University of North Texas graduate student)

Eschaton

Eschaton is a music video that follows the life of Daniel Felser, an aspiring energy executive, from his childhood to his old age and eventual death. His journey is juxtaposed with the macrocosmic cycles of nature, from the changing of seasons to the forming of planets and solar systems. Eschaton combines the intimate with the epic to create a haunting portrait of human greed and environmental collapse. The project will raise awareness about climate change and its dialectical interconnectedness to issues of poverty, racism, capitalism and imperialism, and direct our audience members to ways they and we can help our local communities mobilize via mutual aid, labor unions, activist organizations, and non-profits.

Project participants

Meekah Howell (Music undergraduate student)
Caleb Moss (UGA alumnus)
Jacob Dannenfelser (Journalism and Mass Communication undergraduate student)
Daniel Mathis (Journalism and Mass Communication undergraduate student)
Mike Hussey (Theatre and Film Studies faculty)

Botanical Garden Soundwalk

Botanical Garden Soundwalk
Thursday, April 22 through summer 2021
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

tinyurl.com/ugasoundwalk

The Botanical Garden Soundwalk is a collection of soundscapes created by members of the UGA Student Composers Association in partnership with the UGA State Botanical Garden. Student and faculty composers engaged with Cora Keber, State Botanical Garden Director of Education, to learn about and respond to different environments within the Garden. Playback of soundscapes on the ECHOES app is prompted by the geolocation positioning of the listener within the grounds of the Garden. Visitors can craft their own interactive soundtrack by virtue of the duration and order of regions they encounter. The Botanical Garden Soundwalk begins at the Garden Visitor Center and continues in all other gardens and collections. Supported in part by an Idea Lab Mini Grant.

Media

WUGA
Athens News Matters: Soundwalk — Your Stroll Through the Botanical Garden Now Has a Soundtrack!

www.wuga.org/post/athens-news-matters-soundwalk-your-stroll-through-botanical-garden-now-has-soundtrack

Idea Lab Mini Grants Call for Proposals

Idea Lab Mini Grants
Call for Proposals
No deadline

Idea Lab, a UGA student organization dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary creative collaboration, is offering up grants up to $500 each to support projects and team formation. Recipients of Idea Lab mini grants will receive mentorship and feedback from Idea Lab members. Proposals will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary selection committee in order of receipt, pending availability of funds.

Proposal form:
ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eRjYNPOF1diC7EG

Proposal requirements:

– brief description of project goals (up to 150 words)

– team should include at least one currently enrolled UGA student

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.

Ecopoetics Reading and Publication

ECHO: a collection of eco-poetic works
Publication delayed due to COVID-19
Digital preview: alexmcclay.com/ECHO
Download PDF (20.6 MB): ECHO.pdf

Featuring nine works from writers Brenda Hillman, Ben Rutherford, Paul Cunningham, Holly Haworth, Connor Fisher, Genevieve Arlie, and Aviva Kasowski. Designed and printed by Alex McClay. The book will be printed and bound in an edition of 70. There will be both a deluxe edition of 20 books bound with a hard cover and a standard edition of 50 books bound with a paper cover. The release of the book was meant to coincide with Brenda Hillman’s visit to UGA.

Reading: Brenda Hillman
Cancelled due to COVID-19

Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English Jed Rasula is pleased to present a reading by poet Brenda Hillman. Hillman was born in Tucson, Arizona and has been an active part of the Bay Area literary community since 1975. She has published chapbooks with Penumbra Press, a+bend press, EmPress, A Minus Press, and Albion Books and is the author of ten full-length collections from Wesleyan University Press, the most recent of which are Practical Water (2009), winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire (2013), which received the International Griffin Poetry Prize for 2014 and the Northern California Book Award, and Extra Hidden Life, among the Days (2018).

Publication supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration. Brenda Hillman event supported by the Helen S. Lanier Chair of the Department of English at UGA.

Millennium

Millennium

Millennium is a multimedia rock orchestra made up of UGA students and alumni, founded by composer/songwriter and Ideas for Creative Exploration Graduate Research Assistant, Kelly Catlin. The orchestra is a research body dedicated to combining traditional orchestral music and popular music to create impactful, culturally relevant, and fiscally sustainable orchestral music. They develop new practices for producing and marketing original, modern orchestral music. Through interdisciplinary collaborations with animation, graphic design, and film students, Millennium members explore the effect of visual arts stimuli on live concert audiences and learn how to produce content to engage online audiences.

Music video:www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgKrtJcl1Jk

Instagram: www.instagram.com/millenniummovement/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/millenniummovement/