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 Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents transdisciplinary artist Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo Ovalles, who will present his category-defying work that treads an elusive route manifesting itself performatively or through experiences where the quotidian and art overlap. Ken Dewey Director of Franklin Furnace Archive Harley Spiller will lead a lively conversation with the artist.
The Department of Music presents the Camerata Chamber Choir directed by Stephen Caracciolo. A small choral ensemble consisting of 26 auditioned singers from across the university, Camerata performs a wide variety of works drawn from the expansive choral repertoire, including Renaissance motets and madrigals, folksongs, choral-orchestral works, German part songs, Russian sacred liturgies, American spirituals, and new works.
The Department of Music presents the UMBC Percussion Ensemble, directed by Tom Goldstein. The ensemble is highly adventurous in its programming, with a repertoire that includes graphic-notation pieces, improvisational works and theater pieces, as well as works by important early percussion composers such as John Cage, Carlos Chavez, and Alan Hovhaness.
The Department of Music presents the UMBC Collegium Musicum in concert. The Collegium Musicum is a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing Western vocal and instrumental music from Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, sampling musical repertoires created between 800 and 1750.