University of Houston, Dudley Recital Hall, room 132
Photo: Czech Surveillance Horn
Deborah Stratman is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker interested in landscapes and systems. Her films, rather than telling stories, pose a series of problems - and through their at times ambiguous nature, allow for a complicated reading of the questions being asked. She has exhibited internationally at venues including the Whitney Biennial, MoMA, the Pompidou, Hammer Museum and many international film festivals including Sundance, the Viennale, Ann Arbor and Rotterdam. She is the recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships and she currently teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Stratman is an Artist in Residence at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston this spring and is a guest curator of theTex Hex: Pop Up Cinema
event that will be held along the Buffalo Bayou at 1011 Wood St. in downtown Houston on May 21.
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houstoncultivates interdisciplinary collaboration in the performing, visual, and literary arts. From our base at the University of Houston, we offer public events, residencies, and courses that fuse artistic disciplines, ignite dialogue, and present new ways of experiencing the arts in contemporary life.
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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston
InDivining Meteorology, William Lamson explores theforces of nature and the passage of time,reanimating a former communications tower by transforming it into an instrument.Originally designed to withstand the trials of nature, this monumental tower was relocated from the Missouri countryside to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and re-engineered to fit inside the space, as if it had collapsed into itself. In addition, Lamson installed a system of speakers and resonators throughout the structure that receive the weather radio signal from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and allow him to play the tower as an instrument. By moving an electric guitar pickup across the metal structure, Lamson activates internal resonances within the tower that are both physical and acoustic. The resulting audio composition mixes recordings of the artist’s movements around and through the structure with the live weather radio broadcast. Like the shifting weather, the sound varies from extreme quiet to a vigorous crescendo.
Lamson’s repurposed tower radically reinterprets the weather conditions that the glass-paneled pavilion both reveals and protects against. Harnessing the imperceptible phenomena of a radio signal, the artist—rather than making its real-time weather report audible—translates the signal into a physical and resonant experience. WithDivining Meteorology, Lamson has created an unlikely instrument whose totemic presence suggests an unknown mythology.
Support generously provided through a grant from The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund.
the Cady Wells Exhibition on view through May 22, in
UNM Art Museum's Raymond Jonson Gallery.
Cady Wells, Untitled (Brilliant Landscape), ca. 1946. Fine Art Museums of San Francisco.
Four scholars will discuss how New Mexicans have shaped the local landscapes they inhabit, and how the impact of the modern world, especially since World War II, has affected their relationships to and representations of the land.
CHRIS WILSON J. B. Jackson Professor, and Director Historic
Preservation and Regionalism Program
LUCY LIPPARD Independent scholar, cultural historian, and critic
of contemporary arts and movements
MIGUEL GANDERT Documentary photographer and Assistant Professor of Communications and Journalism
ANDREW SANDOVAL-STRAUSZ Associate Professor, Department of History
Main campus, Center for the Arts, adjacent to Popejoy Hall.
Part of the “Making New Mexico Modern” series, funded in part by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council. This series has been designated a “We The People” project by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
As part of the Santa Fe Art Institute's ongoing season "Half Life: Patterns of Change," we are proud to present interdisciplinary artist and educator, Eve Adree Laramee to lecture at Tipton Hall on Friday, April 29 at 6pm. Eve will also hold a workshop Saturday and Sunday April 30th & May 1st.
Eve Andree Laramee is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher, and activist working at the confluence of art and science, specializing in the environmental and health impacts of Cold War atomic legacy sites.
At her lecture, Eve will be speaking about her most recent projects dealing with the environmental and health impacts of our atomic legacy, including her 2009 installation, "Halfway to Invisible" about uranium mining in the Grants, NM area; and her current work in progress, "Slouching Towards Yucca Mountain" a Sci-Fi Western dealing with the problem of radioactive waste from the nuclear power industry and nuclear weapons.
The lecture/workshop will also expand upon her collaborations with environmental scientists mapping the waterborne radioactive plume beneath the Fernald uranium foundry site in Ohio; and a water filter project in collaboration with a materials scientist. Workshop participants will visit the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, and if access is permitted, Kirtland Airforce Base.
In addition, we are showing the work of Eve Andree Laramee and Kim Stringfellow at the SFAI from April 22nd through May 31st.
The SFAI's 2011-2012 season Half Life explores patterns of change in social, cultural, civic, environmental and artistic systems.
For more info visit the SFAI blog or website, or call (505) 424-5050.