The artists were selected for their unique abilities to incorporate the symposium theme, “Intersections” while combining at least one area of creative expression with a major technology component, including subject matter, medium, tool or environment. The selected teams are granted a week-long funded residency which includes presentations, classes, student involvement, campus interaction and performance or presentation of the completed work at the symposium.
This interactive sculpture installation with live performance interventions will utilize digital surveillance to retaliate against any perceived “assault” on whiteness in the space. Together with hand-made brick structures and paper objects, the system will create a microcosm representing our current political climate.
Work will be presented in the art opening on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 5:30 - 7 p.m., in Cummings Arts Galleries.
The Speculative Tourism group will work with local writers from various disciplines and backgrounds to develop and present at the symposium a collection of interactive guided audio walking tours through their own speculative future visions of New London, Connecticut.
Work will be shown at the Hygienic opening on Feb. 16, 4:30 - 9 p.m. at the Hygienic Art Gallery, 79 Bank Street, New London. The show runs from Feb. 16 - March 3, 2018.
This live performance by a sensor-equipped belly dancer, with robotic percussion and live sound processing, will explore questions of fluidity between organism and machine. Of note: Kemper’s mother and grandmother graduated from Connecticut College in 1969 and 1936, respectively. He is eager to debut an original work at the College he knows so well.
This work will be presented in a multimedia concert in Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Galleries, on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m.
The Ammerman Center symposium, now in its 32nd year, brings together artists and researchers from a wide range of fields to engage, interact and share ideas as they present new works, research and performances in a variety of formats. The symposium reflects the evolution of technological, creative and social changes in the context of a liberal arts setting.
The multimedia presentations are free and open to the public.