Events: November 2016

Lecture: Johannes Goebel, director of EMPAC

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.

The Data That We Breathe

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.

Symposium: Conserving Industrial Materials and Processes in Art

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.