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September 27, 2006

UMBC Department of Visual Arts Presents Fall 2006 Visiting Artists

James Duesing, Animation, October 11
SKIF++, Music & Videography, October 16
Billie Grace Lynn, October 26
Hasan Elahi, Video & Internet Art, November 9

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture
410-455-3370
tmoore@umbc.edu

Note: You may view or download this release as a pdf file.

The UMBC Department of Visual Arts presents its Fall 2006 series of Visiting Artist Lectures, featuring James Duesing, SKIF++, Billie Grace Lynn and Hasan Elahi.

James Duesing
Animation
October 11, 7 pm, Lecture Hall VII (ITE Building)
James Duesing is a computer animator and video artist. His work has been exhibited throughout the world in venues as diverse as the Sundance Film Festival, PBS, SIGGRAPH, the Berlin Video Festival, MTV, the Shanghai Animation Festival, Film Forum, the Seoul Animation Center and some of the finest rec rooms in the USA. His work is held in collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Goethe Memorial Museum, Tokyo; the UCLA Film Archive, Los Angeles; and The Israel Museum. His work has received much recognition, including grants from Creative Capital, the National Endowment for the Arts, an American Film Institute Fellowship, an Emmy Award, the Deutscher Videokunstpreis, and a CINE Golden Eagle. He has been Co-Director of the STUDIO of Creative Inquiry, a center for interdisciplinary collaboration in art and science projects. He currently is a professor in electronic and time based art at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art.

SKIF++
Music & Videography
October 16, 12 noon, Fine Arts Studio A
Jeff Carey (laptop SuperCollider) and Robert van Heumen (laptop LiSa) are the electronic backbone of the electroacoustic sextet OfficeR that brings structured improvisation in a very unique way. As SKIF they work with similar structures, ranging from sonic bursts to melodic melancholy, using joysticks and selfmade controllers to keep it all in line (most of the time). SKIF++ is the collaboration of SKIF and Bas van Koolwijk's (laptop Max/MSP/Jitter) processing of the SKIF-sound into video and back again to audio. Playing music in many contexts, as a computer musician, electro-acoustic composer and improviser, Jeff Carey's music ranges many aspects of computer music from non real-time acousmatic composition, electro-acoustic composition, to improvisation and performs in a number of units such as Office-R(6), USA/USB, the acclaimed feedback project 87 Central, and N-Collective related projects.

Electronic musician Robert van Heumen is using STEIM's live sampling software LiSa with all kinds of controllers (some have called them sexy). He is active as a member of the electro-acoustic sextet OfficeR, part of the N Collective, and has shared the stage with Michel Waisvisz, Jeff Carey, Oguz Buyukberber, Anne LaBerge, Guy Harries, Daniel Schorno, Roddy Schrock and Nate Wooley. His soundworld is a mixture of environmental sounds, toys, voices, sounds from kitchen appliances, half of the time smashed beyond repair. He is the SampleMan of SKIF++.

The video of Bas van Koolwijk can be seen as an aggressive attack on the illusion of video itself. Through a rigorous and formalistic approach, Van Koolwijk exposes the face of the machine which lives behind the often-placating veil of the televised image.

Billie Grace Lynn
Sculpture & Performance Art
October 26, 7 pm, Fine Arts 215
Billie Grace Lynn is a sculptor whose work has been exhibited in group shows at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, SPACES Gallery in Cleveland, the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta, Georgia. She has had recent solo and two-person exhibitions at the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables, Florida, the Rochester Contemporary in Rochester, New York, and Deluxe Arts in Miami, Florida. Her work is represented in several private and corporate collections, including those of the Rene and Veronica DiRosa Foundation, the Gap/Banana Republic, and the UC San Francisco Health Care Center. She has received awards and grants from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Art Matters, the NEA Artist Project Grant Program, and recently received a Florida Visual Artist Fellowship.

Lynn teaches at the University of Miami. Originally from Alexandria, Louisiana, she studied at the Newcomb College of Tulane University (BA, Philosophy and Religious Studies) and the San Francisco Art Institute (MFA, Sculpture).

Hasan Elahi
Video & Internet Art
November 9, 7 pm, Fine Arts 215
Hasan M. Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist with an emphasis on technology and media and their social implications. His research interests include issues of surveillance, simulated time, transport systems, and borders and frontiers. He has had numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally in venues such as PS122 and Exit Art in New York; the Kulturbahnhof in Kassel, Germany; the BBC Big Screen in Manchester, UK; and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has also lectured at the American Association of Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University and the Tate Modern Gallery in London. His work has been supported with significant grants and numerous sponsorships from the Ford Foundation/Philip Morris, Creative Capital Foundation, DuPont Industries, the West Virginia Cultural Center and the Asociación Artetik Berrikuntzara in Donostia-San Sebastián in the Basque Country/Spain among others. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Admission
All events are free and open to the public.

Telephone
Public information: (24 hour recorded message): 410-455-ARTS
Media inquiries only: 410-455-3370

Web
UMBC Arts website: http://www.umbc.edu/arts
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Directions
• From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to Visitor Parking.
• From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to Visitor Parking.
• From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to Visitor Parking.
• Visitor parking is available in the Administration Drive Garage and the Commons Garage. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit unless otherwise marked.
Online campus map: http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/

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Posted by tmoore at September 27, 2006 2:09 PM