For the past twenty years, American artist Shannon Taggart (born 1975) has documented Spiritualist practices and communities in the United States, England, and Europe. The resulting body of work, Séance, examines the relationship of Spiritualism to human celebrity, its connections to art, science, and technology, and its intrinsic bond with the medium of photography. This exhibition presents forty-seven haunting images from the series, revealing the emotional, psychological, and physical dimensions of Spiritualism in the 21st century.
The Department of Theatre presents This Remains, an ensemble-devised performance directed by Susan Stroupe. In these times of turmoil, we invite you on a trip to the boundary land, the liminal space between the living and dead. The Oracles will read you, the Guides will lead you, and the Roamers…well, just watch out for them, lest you become one yourself.
The Department of Music presents the eleventh annual Livewire new music festival, featuring faculty artists as well as leading guest composers and performers, this year entitled Livewire 11: Rewired. Over an intensive three days, October 21, 22, and 23, Livewire presents renowned contemporary ensembles Yarn/Wire and Cantata Profana, hosts eminent guest composers Robert Morris and Victoria Cheah, and presents outstanding faculty and student musicians in a series of concerts.
The Livewire 11 new music festival concludes on Saturday night with a performance by the dynamic piano-percussion quartet Yarn/Wire in a mind-bending program of works by Klaus Lang and Misato Mochizuki. In Lang’s gorgeous work, time seems to stand still; while in Mochizuki’s explosive work, the theatricality of chamber music once more bursts to the fore.
The Livewire 11 new music festival, hosted by the Department of Music, presents a Ruckus performance of Robert Morris's Arboretum at the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park. The event also marks the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership and will include remarks on the Partnership's history and presence at UMBC and in Baltimore.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents an arts alumni spotlight featuring Mary Dell’Erba ‘14, dance and INDS, a senior project manager at the Arts Education Partnership, a center within the Education Commission of the States and a collaborative of the National Endowment for the Arts and U.S. Department of Education, and Colin Holter ‘01, music, Executive Director of the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra, northeast Ohio’s oldest extracurricular large-ensemble program. They will each talk about their respective careers and professional trajectories since graduating from UMBC.
The Department of Music presents the Inscape Chamber Orchestra, which will perform three seminal works written between 1946 and 1948 that showcase American creativity in the immediate post-World War II years — Walter Piston's Divertimento for Nine Instruments, Ulysses Kay's The Quiet One: Suite from the film score, and Samuel Barber's Medea.
The Humanities Forum and the Social Sciences Forum present the 43rd Annual Du Bois Lecture, featuring Joseph Richardson, Joel and Kim Feller Professor of African-American Studies and Medical Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park, who will speak on Life After the Gunshot: Structural Violence, Interpersonal Violence and Trauma Among Young Black Men In Washington, D.C.
The Department of Theatre presents Everything Is Performance, a production directed by Laley Lippard, and conceived and written by Sierra Basilio, Mercedes Fuller, Caleb Griffith, Jackie Kim, Franchesca Parker, MaryGrace Ruebens, Alex Shawn, Rowland Smith, and David Tannous. How do we measure worth when all the world is a stage? Everything Is Performance Productions invites you to join our live studio audience for a taping of Know Your Worth!, a fabulous new reality show to find America’s Most Worthy.