CIRCA Catalyst: Lee Boot and Bruce Jarrell

Monday, May 18 | 3 – 4 pm
CIRCA Catalyst with presenters Lee Boot and Bruce Jarrell
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library
Gladhill Boardroom 5th Floor

CIRCA Catalyst is an ongoing series promoting conversations around transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research that fuses the performing and visual arts with other fields of inquiry and scholarship. Catalyst is a long-standing program at UMBC that we now launch in a cooperative series with the UMB Council for the Arts & Culture. UMB-UMBC Catalyst events will showcase the growing partnership between UMB and UMBC researchers.

Lee Boot is an experimental media artist and researcher exploring new ways to represent knowledge in human environments, with a focus on digital domains. He serves as associate research professor and associate director at the Imaging Research Center at UMBC. Boot’s research has produced innovative film, video, and real-time interactive works to help audiences connect with and co-create knowledge in the humanities, sciences, and arts to stimulate new thinking on education, health, and social challenges. During the past two decades his work has been broadcast, screened, published online, and exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the National Academies of Science, the Johannesburg Biennial, and London’s Serpentine Galleries.

As the chief academic and research officer, Bruce Jarrell is the focal point for all such matters at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). When he’s away from UMB, however, aside from his family, his passion for metalsmithing takes center stage. In his shop at his home in Severna Park, Jarrell has turned out many impressive projects, some that currently beautify UMB and its ceremonial events. In 2012, Jarrell teamed up with Ukrainian blacksmith Anatoliy Rudik to create a metalwork art piece that fills two second- floor windows of the University’s Southern Management Corporation Campus Center. The treelike piece is based upon the Davidge Elm, a majestic tree that before its death a decade ago stood for nearly 200 years outside Davidge Hall.

Admission is free, but advanced registration is required. Click here for additional information. A reception will follow.

This is an off campus event to be held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The Health Sciences and Human Services Library is located at 601 W. Lombard Street in downtown Baltimore. Click here for a map and additional information.

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