The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program is excited to announce the start of Tuesdays at the IMRC their 2016 visiting artist lecture series. This season boasts a diverse schedule of contemporary and interdisciplinary artists and performers from around the country. Artists in this season’s lineup draw from fields ranging from metalwork to sculpture, design to installation, and from experimental sound to computer programming. Also to present this season will be Laura Splan, the fall 2016 Artist in Residence. In addition to carrying out her own research and work, she will visit classes, host lectures and workshops and conduct studio visits for current Intermedia MFA graduate students.
All presentations and performances are free and 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. unless otherwise stated.
Amy Stacey Curtis • 09/13
This year Amy completes an 18-year project that included 9 solo-biennial exhibits, and 81 large interactive installation works exhibited in 9 mills across the state of Maine. Read more.
Heather Dewey-Hagborg • 09/20
Drawing from fields including biology, computation, sculpture and critical design, Heather’s work serves as a means to probe deep and hidden structures of media, technology and science that dominate the contemporary moment and frame our cultural imagination. Read more.
Thomas Buckner • Monday 10/03
A baritone specializing in classical and improvised music, Tom will share examples and discuss work he has completed with distinguished figures in the field of electronic music including Robert Ashley, Annea Lockwood and more. Read more.
Eugene Chadbourne • 10/04
Expelled from Music Theory Class in high school for “improvising in the practice room” Eugene is a legendary and eclectic musician and performer who draws from a range of musical genre influences. Read more.
Ellen Wieske • 10/18
Primarily a metalsmith, Ellen is an artist and educator who works in a variety of materials. She maintains Dowstudio on Deer Isle and is the Assistant Director at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Read more.
Will Rogan • 11/08
Will uses the physical world as a sculptural medium to examine its potential for beauty, manipulation and function in art making. His work addresses “things that are quiet in nature, but can be described by a larger idea.” Read more.
Katarina Burin • 11/15
A recipient of the Schloss Solitude fellowship and the 2014 Graham Foundation publication grant, Katarina is an installation artist and architect whose work is breaking new ground for women in architecture and design. Read more.
Experimental Practices • 11/29
A concert of contemporary music that will present works by Yoko Ono and Cornelius Cardew performed under the direction of Gustavo Aguilar and N.B.Aldrich. Read more.
Laura Splan • 12/06
Artist in Residence
Wrapping up her residency with the Intermedia MFA program, Laura is an artist and lecturer whose work explores intersections of art, science, technology and craft. Her works examine the material manifestations of our cultural ambivalence towards the human body. Read more.