We seek proposals that team artists and scholars (one [or more] of whom will be a visiting fellow; the other one [or more], a University collaborator) for a collaborative project that encompasses research, creative production, and teaching. Selected projects will receive $40-$70K. University of Chicago faculty, lecturers, and postdoctoral scholars are invited to submit Letters of Interest. For timely consideration during the next round of review, please submit a Letter of Interest by April 20, 2016. Inquiries welcome: Leslie Danzig, Curator.
The RICHARD AND MARY L. GRAY CENTER FOR ARTS AND INQUIRY is a new forum at the University of Chicago for experimental collaborations between artists and scholars.
Chicago Reader feature on Garland Martin Taylor and his sculpture project, Conversation Piece, created as part of The Black Death Project.
2016 Mellon Collaborative Fellowship for Arts Practice & Scholarship: Caroline Bergvall (London-based artist, writer and performer), Judd Morrissey (writer, code artist and professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and Jennifer Scappettone (cross-disciplinary writer, scholar and professor, English and Committee on Creative Writing, University of Chicago) launch a series of experiments into the physical and poetic dimensions of breath.
2015-16 Mellon Collaborative Fellowship for Arts Practice & Scholarship: Digital artists Paul Kaiser and Marc Downie of OpenEndedGroup collaborate with Tom Gunning (professor, Art History and Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago) on a project that seeks to study and intervene in the current redefinition of the moving image as it shifts from the frame of classical cinema to the immersive framelessness and interactivity of virtual reality.