The Intermedia MFA Tuesdays at the IMRC Lecture Series continues to provide the UMaine, Orono and Bangor community with a diverse schedule of compelling speakers, and performances by contemporary and interdisciplinary artists and performers from around the country and world.
All events are free, open to the public and will take place at the Innovative Media Research Commercialization Center, located in Stewart Commons at the University of Maine at 7:00p.m.
ALI ASGAR • Artist in Residence
Bangladeshi artist, and IMRC Artist in Residence, Ali Asgar’s work surrounding gender, sexuality, and social taboos often reflects upon their personal struggle with the conservative Bangladeshi attitude towards LGBTQ community members.
CALEB CHARLAND • Visiting Artist
February 14 – CANCELED
Through imagery that audiences may find both familiar and strange, Caleb Charland’s practice explores wonder: the state of mind somewhere between knowledge and mystery. His work is represented in several major collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art and many more.
JOHN SULLIVAN • Visiting Artist
John Sullivan is a music technology researcher at the Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory (IDMIL) and lecturer at McGill University. His research involves the design and evaluation of digital instruments and interfaces for music expression, human computer interaction, and movement analysis.
JANE PROPHET • Visiting Artist
Diffractive Art Practices: making art through interdisciplinary research
Professor Jane Prophet is a visual artist in the Computing Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her practice-based research and writing emerges through interdisciplinary collaboration across art, science and the humanities with a focus on the use of scientific images as data. Her current project, Neuro Memento Mori, explores the apparatus of contemporary neuroscience experiments through 3D printing and projection mapping from MRI data.
MIYA MASAOKA • Performance
Wednesday, March 1
Miya Masaoka resides in New York City and is a classically trained musician, composer and sound artist. She has created works for traditional Japanese instruments, chamber ensembles, symphonic orchestra, mixed choirs, telematic performances and designed interactive wearable textiles. She has composed pieces using spatialization, sonification of data, mapped behavior of plants, brain activity and insect movement. The Wire publication calls her work, “virtuosic, magnificent…essential.”
GEDI SIBONY • Visiting Artist
Gedi Sibony, born in New York City in 1973, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His recent solo institutional exhibitions include Culturgest, Lisbon (2011), My Arms Are Tied Behind My Other Arms, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (2009), If Surrounded by Foxes, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland (2007) which traveled to FRAC, Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France (2008), and In the Still Epiphany, a curatorial project at The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis (2012).
SONDRA PERRY • Visiting Artist
Through the use of video, installation, video-game software, and performance, Sondra Perry’s work probes the relationships between, identity, technology, politics and violence within the contemporary black experience.
SUSAN SMITH • Faculty Presentation
Artist as Laborer
Reclaim abandoned retail wasteland. Dig in the earth on a farm and sit a long while at a grave. Wheatpaste propaganda on the streets of a poisoned American city. Labor as the artist on the way to occupying the future. Yesterday.