The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents Codex: 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition, which features the works of Brandon Ables, Jason Charney, Mandy Morrison, and Adan Rodriguez, four emerging visual artists from the Baltimore/Washington region. Encompassing a wide range of technologies and materials, their works embody the elements of social practice and community involvement as well as critiques on contemporary culture. The artists are 2020 recipients of MFA degrees in Intermedia and Digital Arts and were to be featured in an in-person exhibition originally scheduled for spring 2020; their works are now presented in a virtual environment.
The Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents celebrated artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, who has realized more than 90 large-scale projections on architectural facades and monuments, and vehicles for homeless, immigrant, and war veteran operators exhibited in more than twenty countries. He was featured in both the Venice and Whitney Biennale, the Hirshhorn Museum and his own retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. Krzysztof Wodiczko is Professor in Residence of Art, Design and the Public Domain at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at MIT.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Sensate Cinema: Practices for Slow Encounters: A Festival for Camera & Body. In 2018, artist and archivist Cori Olinghouse and UMBC assistant professor of visual art Jules Rosskam formed a long-term research collaboration, Practices for Slow Encounters. Bringing their respective forms of documentary filmmaking and performance into conversation they ask: “How do we look with the body, not at the body?” Rosskam and Olinghouse will engage the diverse learning community of UMBC in their praxis-based research through a series of public programs including a screening of short film/video works and an experimental lecture.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Chelsea Pace: Lessons from a Decade of Staging Sex. Pace, assistant professor of movement in the UMBC Department of Theatre, will give an overview of her research on staging sex, the complicated nature of consent, interpersonal and institutional power dynamics, and boundaries. She will share the implications of that work in the realm of theatre and film, but also the potential applications of that work more broadly in academia and beyond.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents The Inter-View: Practices for Slow Encounters: A Festival for Camera & Body. The Inter-View is a video presentation of one facet of the research Jules Rosskam and Cori Olinghouse carried out for Practices for Slow Encounters. Over the course of this collaboration, ‘the interview’ surfaced as a character, slipping through multiple sites and manifestations. Moving between witness, listener, antagonist, manipulator, interrogator, oral historian, journalist, therapist, and hypnotist they look closely at a range of interview forms and strategies.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents an artist talk by Pamela Z. Through video and audio examples and live demonstration, composer/performer and interdisciplinary artist Pamela Z will share her work and her process and will discuss the increasingly blurred lines between disciplines in her practice.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Pamela Z, who will perform Other Rooms, a program consisting of short solo works for voice, real-time electronic processing, sampled sounds, wireless gesture controllers. The performance, which will combine composed works with a few improvisational pieces, will include stand-alone concert-works as well as excerpts from her larger intermedia performance works.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Alternative Venues in the Visual and Performing Arts: Innovative ways to bring art to audiences. The Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating for the arts in many ways, leading to postponements, cancellations, and the closing of arts venues. But it has also inspired ingenious alternative ways to bring art to audiences. This panel brings together the people behind four compelling examples, encompassing dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Marnie Ellen Hertzler and Corey Hughes. Hertzler is a video artist, animator and filmmaker working in experimental narrative and hybrid documentary; Hughes is director and cinematographer traversing narrative, documentary and experimental realms. The two will discuss their individual work as well as their director-cinematographer collaborations.