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January 25, 2021

Spring 2021 virtual events series

Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA)

Pamela Z, Ars Electronica. Performance. Photo: rubra. Courtesy of Ars Electronica.

Krzysztof Wodiczko. Photo: Vincent Tullo for The New York Times.

Simon Liu, Fallen Arches (film still), 2018. Part of Sensate Cinema.

Monique Crabb, Shelter in Place Gallery, 2020. Photo: Eben Haines.

Leaning Toward the Sky, U.S. Botanic Garden Commission, 2019 (photo credit: Mariah Miranda)

Marnie Ellen Hertzler and Corey Hughes, Crestone (film still), 2020. 

The Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is pleased to announce its spring 2021 event series. These events are free, open to the public, and will be virtual, allowing audiences from around the world to tune in. Click on event links for more information and to register to receive the link to attend. All events will have closed-captioning available.

Spring 2021 schedule

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture
Monday, February 1, 5pm EST
Krzysztof Wodiczko is a world-renowned artist who has realized more than 90 large-scale projections on architectural facades and monuments around the world, and has created nomadic vehicles for homeless, immigrant, alienated youth, war veterans and other operators for their survival, communication, and expression in public space.

Practices for Slow Encounters: A Festival for Camera and Body
Sensate Cinema: Thursday, February 18, 6pm EST / The Inter-view: Thursday, March 11, 6pm EST
In 2018, artist and archivist Cori Olinghouse and filmmaker Jules Rosskam formed a long-term research collaboration. Rosskam and Olinghouse will engage the diverse learning community of UMBC in their praxis-based research through a series of public programs including a screening of short film/video works and an experimental lecture.

Chelsea Pace: Lessons from a Decade of Staging Sex
Wednesday, February 24, 12pm EST
Chelsea Pace, author of Staging Sex: Best Practices, Tools, and Techniques for Theatrical Intimacy (Routledge 2020) will give an overview of her research on staging sex, the complicated nature of consent, interpersonal and institutional power dynamics, and boundaries. She will share the implications of that work in the realm of theatre and film, but also the potential applications of that work more broadly in academia and beyond.

Pamela Z
Artist talk: Wednesday, March 31, 4pm EST / Live performance: Thursday, April 1, 7pm EST
Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist making works for voice, electronic processing, samples, gesture activated MIDI controllers, and video. A pioneer of live digital looping techniques, she processes her voice in real time to create dense, complex sonic layers. Her solo works combine experimental extended vocal techniques, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, and sampled concrète sounds.

Alternative Venues in the Visual and Performing Arts
Wednesday, April 14, 5pm EST
The Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating for the arts in many ways, leading to postponements, cancellations, and the closing of arts venues. But it has also inspired ingenious alternative ways to bring art to audiences. This panel brings together the people behind four compelling examples, encompassing dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts.

Marnie Ellen Hertzler & Corey Hughes
Wednesday, April 28, 12pm EST
Marnie Ellen Hertzler is a video artist, animator and filmmaker working in experimental narrative and hybrid documentary. Corey Hughes is director and cinematographer traversing narrative, documentary and experimental realms. The two will discuss their individual work as well as their director-cinematographer collaborations.

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