Johannes Goebel, Founding Director of The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute discusses the integration of physical space and digital technology in multimodal production, research and experience.
Events: Academic Year 2016 - 2017
As the culmination of their Mellon 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) present the results of their research into the properties of air, breath, and their infiltration by data as manifest in works developed during their tenure at the Gray Center. The evening will also include special appearances by members of the Winter 2016 Breathing Matters seminar on Poetics and Politics of Air, and culminate in a discussion and reception.
In collaboration with the Department of Art History and the Art Institute of Chicago, UChicago Arts and the Gray Center present Conserving Industrial Materials and Processes in Art. This two day symposium is being held as part of Concrete Happenings, a year of programming celebrating the installation of Wolf Vostell's Fluxus sculpture Concrete Traffic at the University.
Gray Center Mellon Fellows Marc Downie and Paul Kaiser of OpenEndedGroup celebrate the world premiere of Ulysses in the Subway at the Berlin International Film Festival. This 3D film was created as part of their Mellon Collaborative Fellowship with Professor Tom Gunning (Cinema and Media Studies), Framing, Re-Framing, and Un-Framing Cinema.
Gray Center Mellon Fellows Marc Downie and Paul Kaiser of OpenEndedGroup celebrate the U.S. premiere of Ulysses in the Subway at the Museum of Modern Art. This 3D film was created as part of their Mellon Collaborative Fellowship with Professor Tom Gunning (Cinema and Media Studies), Framing, Re-Framing, and Un-Framing Cinema.
Opening reception for In Acts, a group exhibition at Weinberg/Newton Gallery inspired by the summit that will bring international artists to the University of Chicago’s campus later that month to ask: What is an artistic practice of human rights?
Artist and UChicago faculty Pope.L participating in Documenta 14, with support from the Gray Center.
Sofia Niazi (OOMK), Rose Nordin (OOMK), Leila Abdul Razzaq (author and artist) and Sheika Lugtu (cartoonist and researcher) share their perspectives and discuss the different ways that artists and activists in their respective communities are self-publishing for activism.
A two-day workshop investigating the role improvisation plays in various creative endeavors.
Day one of the multi-day summit, What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?, features an imersive day of artist presentations to include performances, screenings, conversations, and lectures.