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WPA Experimental Media Series at MICA

Oct. 13 and 14 screenings take place in Falvey Hall of Brown Center

Posted 10.06.09

Washington Project for the Arts Experimental Media Series at MICA

Tuesday, Oct. 13 and Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7-9 p.m.
Falvey Hall, Brown Center

Join us for two screenings of innovative sound and video art, juried by Kelly Gordon, associate curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The fifth installment of this series will showcase the talents of international, local and student new media artists.

Participating artists include:
Stephen Ausherman, Stephanie Barber, Bret Battey, Patrick Bergeron, Manuella Blackburn, Aaron Bowles, Lin Culbertson, Robert Ladislas Derr, Nhieu Do, Brian Evans, Harvey Goldman, Lee Henderson, Janne Holtermann, Daniel Iglesia, Ben McCormick, Karl J. Mendonca, Jonathan Monaghan, Neil Ira Needleman, Julia Oldham, Kala Pierson, Maria Pithara, Gerard Freixes Ribera, Stefan Riebel, Alberto Roblest, Jack Dingo Ryan, Eldad Tsabary and Robert Voisey, and Jessica Westbrook.

Kelly Gordon, associate curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will present a Q & A session after the Wednesday screening. Since 2006, the Experimental Media Series has showcased the talents of artists working in sound and video art. Choosing to jury this year’s program without an overlying theme, Gordon says, “This selection is robustly diverse in style, approach, use of medium, age of artists, geographic area represented, and experience level. They are linked only by my definition of quality.” The most compelling entries, as selected by the juror and based on overall quality and innovation, were awarded the Kraft Prize for New Media and the WPA Experimental Art Prize, two cash prizes of $750 each, on Oct. 1 at The Phillips Collection.

For program listings please visit: http://wpadc.org/events/evnts_current.html

Washington Project for the Arts Experimental Media Series is presented at MICA by the Video and Film Arts Department.

 

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 65 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. Redefining art and design education, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.


Kelly Gordon, assistant curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, specializes in time-based art. Gordon organizes the museum's Black Box program and recently co-curated the exhibition, The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image, which debuted at the Hirshhorn in 2008 and will travel to Spain in 2010.


Q & A with Kelly Gordon
Wednesday, Oct. 14, following the screening