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Visiting Artists Lecture Series
2008/2009 visiting artists lecture series
Friday, September 5th, 2008 //

Cartune Xprez: 2008 AMRCAN FALL tour
A roadshow of animated videos and multimedia performances.
Tuesday October 21, Lecture and Screenings
Fine Arts rm 215 11:45am - 1pm

The multimedia dance duo Hooliganship (Peter Burr and ChristopherDoulgeris) will give a lecture on their work after a live performance at the Baltimore Creative Alliance on Sunday, October 19, 8pm. For more information:

On Tuesday Hooliganship will join us at UMBC to offer behind the scenes tour of their work, process and the ideas behind their performances. From September to November of 2008 Hooliganship will be on a national tour presenting the freshest incarnation of Cartune Xprez, a 70 - minute program of short animated videos that celebrates the wilderness of imagination through motion pictures. The touring program, which parallels an upcoming Cartune Xprez DVD publication, will provide a rare opportunity to see videos by emerging artists as well as internationally known artists. Collectively, their resume includes collaborations with Frank Zappa and major exhibitions at the Whitney Biennial, the MOMA in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, and many other institutions throughout the world.

Stephanie Barber
Thursday October 30th 4pm
Fine Arts Screening Room 221

Prolific Baltimore-based filmmaker and artist Stephanie Barber will be presenting a diverse selection of films including Flower, The Boy, TotalPower dead dead dead; and Letters and Notes as well as three new videos including Dwarfs the Sea which premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival earlier this year. She has been featured in solo shows at the Anthology Film Archives, Chicago Filmmakers, San Francisco Cinematheque and the Museum of Modern Art's Cineprobe series among other venues. She has established herself over the past decade as an imaginative filmmaker, winning awards and acclaim at festivals and venues all over the world. Her chapbook poems was published by Bronze Skull Press in 2006 and her book and dvd collection these here separated to see how they standing alone by Stephanie Barber was published this year by Publishing Genius Press. Barber will discuss her films throughout the presentation.

The Esthetics of Energy
Tuesday November 18, 4-5pm
AOK Library Gallery

Hugh Pocock is an artist whose work primarily deals with materials such as water, salt and air. He incorporates esthetics derived from ecological dynamics and uses metaphors of industrial labor. These large-scale projects have taken him 10 miles from the Los Angeles coast to in order to make salt for the Santa Monica Museum of Art, to drilling into an 18th century library buried by US forces in Frankfurt Germany. He also drilled a well in the sculpture garden of the Baltimore Museum of Art for their Work Ethic exhibition in 2003. He is a full-time faculty member at MICA where he has developed and implemented courses on Climate Change and Sustainability. In his lecture at UMBC, Hugh Pocock will share his ideas on the relationship between art, sculpture and sustainability. This talk will be an examination of the crisis of climate change and the problems and opportunities it presents as seen through the lens of a contemporary art practice.