Sunday, March 6, 2011

Digital Projects Show Case

Friday, March 11, 2011, 3-6:30 pm
Warch Campus Center Cinema
Lawrence University
Fruit Slushies & popcorn! Everyone Welcome!


Tom Coben: 
Into the Caves:
Protecting the Bats of the Philippines (video, 18 min.)
Delicious to some
The bat population falls
What is the answer? 

Kate Duncan-Welke: 
Song of the Sea (soundscape, 4 min.)
Calm whales amid blue seas
Silence then a flowing song
Music from nature 

Kanesha Walker & Jinglei Xiao:  
Systematic Destruction (video, 5 min.)
Strikes our nation making it
Better? No. Far worse. 

Cait Genovese
Words Cannot Explain (video, 6 min.) 
Birds floating in air
traveling down a foggy road
abstract remembrance

Jordan Severson:  
An Exquisite Cycle (book, video, 9 min.)
Video and sound
Conceptions of life and death

George Ziegler:  
Quest for the Apple Part II: 
The Ultimate Quest (video, 13 min.)
Look what I found here
I lost something I once knew
I need the apple 

Hillary Rogers:  I Don't Get It (book)
Peek at glory past.
If only marble mouths could
move, what would they say? 

Zenabu Abubakari:
All Displayed (book and calendar)
Visually displayed 
A global dialect is formed

Anam Shahid:  Distortion of Reality: 
Pakistan in America (book)
We are who we are,
No matter how far away
We go beyond home

Krissy Rhyme:  

Portraits of People I Wish I Could Be (book)
Ah navel gazing
Like the art of karate
It must be mastered

Maki Miura
Earthlings (portfolio)
In little A-town
Hatch that bubble; discover
the diversity

Ali Scattergood:  
Sheer Presence - Relocated (portfolio)
Sheer Fabric Flows on
Energy moves within us
like a tree grows tall

Jake Cihla:
Record of Rose Creek Dairy (portfolio)
I cannot describe
The joy of finding a place
In graceful decay

Art and the Day Job

Artist Kristin Boehm of Minneapolis, 2010

What's going on out there for young artists right now? Lawrence University alumnus Kristin Boehm ('09) visited the Department of Art & Art History to talk about what she found in Minneapolis. Boehm's first video made when she was a sophomore in our Digital Processes course, Sweet Porridge, a digital adaptation of a Grimm's Fairy Tale predicted her future interests in a way. With its use of hand made yarn dolls, references to nurturing and eerie digitally synthesized dialog from an old-fashioned fairy tale, we begin to see the artist's ideas and aesthetic begin to take shape. Kristin's Reclaiming Technological Landscapes: SpinHandSpunDesigns honors project in 2009 incorporated knitting functional cozies to protect digital devices on commission. She also made larger cozies for street signs to communicate with a larger and perhaps more random public. Her visit to Lawrence was sponsored by the Coleman Foundation and the Lawrence's Department of Art and Art History as part of an initiative exploring opportunities self-employment for artists. That Boehm embarked on a series of proposals and internships related to her interests in art, knitting and technology while completing numerous commissions for iPod cozies is a testament to her determination, engagement with issues and stamina. Ironically, her attempts to be a self-employed artist lead her to a professional position as a designer working for Caring Bridge nicely merging her interests in digital culture, design, humanity, and psychology.

Kristin Boehm's "Sweet Porridge" video, 2007