Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Room 157 Community Arts
“I am an American who is categorized as a bisexual woman, an obese woman, a manic depressive woman, a medicated woman. Though most of these categories are quite common in contemporary American society, they are considered marginal and stigmatic, far from ideal. Our pursuit of an elusive and ultimately constructed ideal plays a significant role in my work. […] To confront this status quo, I use my Amazonian female body and powerful voice in multimedia performances and installations that incorporate pop vocal melody, experimental electronic music, and constructed visual spectacle. My performances are designed to envelop the viewer, using sound, video projection, and live vocal and stage elements to both seduce and jar the audience. Admittedly dramatic, I aim for these live performances to elicit, within myself and my audience, the sensation of a point at which the real and the imagined come together. […] I intend for my audience to feel both discomfort and compassion as they observe my character's pain, leading them to identify with a subversive persona.”
Visit http://www.mostlymad.com/ for artist statement and more work,and contact the Art & Art History Office at 313.577.2980 for more information pertaining to the lecture.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
|Digital Art Candidate Lecture|
Monday, April 16
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Room 157 Community Arts
Jiawei Gong was born in China. Since graduating in 1992 from China National Academy of Fine Arts, where he majored in painting and drawing, he has worked as a graphic designer, a newspaper art editor, a freelance illustrator, and a college instructor. In collaboration with Wen Fan, he has illustrated more than sixty children's picture books and two regular newspaper comic columns. Jiawei has been included in both Who’s Who in International Art and Who’s Who in Chinese Art. Currently, he is an MFA candidate at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Visit www.jiaweigong.com for artist statement and more work,
and contact the Art & Art History Office at 313.577.2980 for more information pertaining to the lecture.
Undergraduate Art League Meeting
Monday, April 16 Painting Studio, 3141 Old Main, 5:45 p.m.
Come eat pizza, learn about exhibition opportunities, make friends and help shape the league!