Doug Fitch, UB’s inaugural WBFO Visiting Arts Professor, presents on his recent work, and artistic career
“Visual Narratives and the Kitchen Sink: an approach to making sense of that which otherwise mightn’t”
Monday, Nov. 3
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
250 Baird Hall (Baird Recital Hall)
Free and open to all
Doug Fitch, prominent stage/opera designer and director, artist, animator, puppeteer, and more,
is in residence at UB this semester. http://douglasfitch.com/
The next Knight Prototype Fund application deadline is Nov. 1 at midnight ET.
The Prototype Fund helps people explore early-stage media and information ideas with $35,000 in funding.
If you have a great idea in mind apply now and spread the word through your networks. For updates, follow @knightfdn on Twitter.
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TECHNĒ INSTITUTE FOR ARTS AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION GUIDELINES 2014-2015
DEADLINE EXTENDED: NOVEMBER 15, 2014
The Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies fosters new work at the intersection of artistic expression and emerging technologies within the research and pedagogical mission of the University at Buffalo.
The Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies solicits proposals for faculty fellowships of up to $5,000 for innovative projects within the field of art and emerging technologies.Technē project funding is designed to support the initiation or continuation of arts and technology projects by individual artists working solo or in collaboration with other artists and scientists. The program will be funded across artistic disciplines and is open to a range of genres and platforms. Collaborations with other disciplines—including those outside UB—will receive priority.
While the maximum expected award under this program is $5,000, in exceptional cases, larger budgets may be considered. Fellowships are intended to supply project “start-up funds.” Fellows are expected to seek additional funding for proposed projects. Individual applicants may apply repeatedly with different projects, but may not receive funding more than once every three years.
Funds will be dispersed to individual departments and all expenditures must be consistent with NY State funding guidelines. Because of their experience Technē Fellows will be asked to serve as reviewers for future proposals.
Additional details at http://techne.buffalo.edu/funding/how-to-apply/
Please join us at the final evening discussion of The Buffalo Incubators Workshop, by Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr of the Tissue Culture and Art Project, October 8
at Big Orbit Gallery, 30 Essex Street, Buffalo, from 6-9pm
. The Tissue Culture & Art Project (initiated in 1996), is an on-going research and development project into the use of tissue technologies as a medium for artistic expression. Sixteen UB students and faculty participated in the intensive hands-on workshop. Catts and Zurr are Techne Fall 2014 Resident Fellows at UB. They will also deliver a public lecture as a component of the Visual Studies Lecture Series on Monday, October 6 at 6:30 PM at 112 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo played a major role in introducing the incubator to both health care (baby incubators at the Pan-American Exposition 1901) and agriculture (Cyphers incubator) and by that help to usher the new area of marrying technology and living bodies. Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr and the workshop participants will reflect on some of the historical and contemporary narratives concerning incubators (or artificial environments which act as life sustaining support mechanisms) in different contexts: The biomedical, agricultural, industrial military complex and entertainment (from the zoo to the freak shows). Understanding of life that is dependent, nurtured and presented through artificial support mechanisms will be discussed in terms of biopolitics, ethics and our shifting cultural perception to life. In this context we look at the living cells (mammalian and bacteria) that were isolated and grown as part of the workshop as well as discuss the fate of the fertile chicken eggs that are incubating in the gallery.
Their workshops and activities have been supported by Technē Institute, Department of Art, Department of Biology, and Emerging Practices in the Arts, a Humanities Institute research group. Additional thanks to Cynthia Van Ness and Vince Kuntz.
Technē is pleased to announce the following public events for Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr’s residency.
All events are free and open to the public.
Monday, Oct. 6, 6.30-8pm
112 Center for the Arts, UB North Campus
Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr are founders of SymbioticA, an artistic laboratory dedicated to research, learning, critique, and hands-on engagement ith the life sciences at the University of Western Australia. Zurr with Catts founded Tissue Culture and Art project. They will present on their work as international leaders in the field of bioart as part of the Department of Art 2014 Speakers Series.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6-9pm
Big Orbit Gallery, 30 Essex St. Buffalo, NY
As part of their residency, Catts and Zurr have been working with UB students in the Buffalo Incubators Workshop. Join us for a public demonstration of this work at Big Orbit Gallery, where workshop participants will discuss their projects
Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr, University at Buffalo Residency – through October 10th
The Tissue Culture & Art Project (initiated in 1996), is an on-going research and development project into the use of tissue technologies as a medium for artistic expression.
The Tissue Culture & Art Project (TC&A) was set to explore the use of tissue technologies as a medium for artistic expression. We are investigating our relationships with the different gradients of life through the construction/growth of a new class of object/being – that of the Semi-Living. These are parts of complex organisms which are sustained alive outside of the body and coerced to grow in predetermined shapes. These evocative objects are a tangible example that brings into question deep rooted perceptions of life and identity, concept of self, and the position of the human in regard to other living beings and the environment. We are interested in the new discourses and new ethics/epistemologies that surround issues of partial life and the contestable future scenarios they are offering us.
Visit http://www.tca.uwa.edu.au/ for additional information on the project