FOSDICK-NELSON GALLERY September 11 – October 12, 2020
Imagine imagining a poetics, not the one
you were trained in, not one as yet known, but an emergent grammar, vocabulary,
and syntax being coaxed out of new technologies, technologies of electric
energy flows, and the machines you might build to dialog with them. Then how to
write the codex using these tools, what would it look like, how would it move
us, where would you start.
The Division of Expanded Media is happy to present the exhibition POINT ZERO, featuring video artworks by the pioneering media artist Woody Vasulka (1937-2019). The exhibition investigates Woody’s research and discoveries in electronic moving-image, featuring original works and contemporary interpretations. We look forward to having you join us for this very special all-video exhibition, featuring multi-channel and single-channel video and sound. The exhibition will be open September 11 – October 12, 2020. – Written by Rebekkah Palov
Visiting artist residency Chad Latz Printmaker DesignerGlobal President of Digital Innovation Group, Cohn & Wolf, New York.
More than two decades have found Chad Latz living multiple iterations of his life as a creative professional. In a presentation and discussion with students, Chad offers insights as he shares intimate stories of his journey as an artist, essential survival skills, the luck, misfortune, will, inspiration and revelations that have offered him his most valuable successes and learnings on his path to growing a creative career and maintaining momentum. In addition to his presentation, Chad will also be working on an artist book and speaking informally with students about careers in Art and Design in the professional space.
Elisabeth Pellathy will be an IEA resident on March 26th-April 1st as part of the Cahaba River Watershed Project.
Drawing inspiration from 18th-century collectors, Elisabeth Pellathy’s latest work explores themes of conservation and preservation. Recently showcased at the ONCA Gallery in Brighton, Visualised Bird Song explores an innovative method of preserving sounds disappearing from our natural world. Matt Iredale caught up with Elisabeth Pellathy to talk translation.
Cahaba River Watershed Project A look at the natural environment and human activity.March 26 – April 1st Panel Talk with Artists – March 30th 5:00 – Holmes AuditoriumThe Cahaba River Watershed Project is the collaborative project of printmaker Scott Stephens, new media artist Elisabeth Pellathy, and sculptor Lee Somers. Their week-long residency will explore the use of the laser cutter as an integral part of relief and intaglio print processes. The Cahaba River Watershed Project is an investigation of the natural environment and how it has shaped and is shaped by human activity. The Cahaba River is a 200-mile free owing river in Alabama with some of the greatest biodiversity and scenic beauty in the South. It rises near Birmingham and flows southwest to the Alabama River just south of Selma. As it passes through Montevallo’s Shelby County it is fed by the Little Cahaba watershed that rises in Ebenezer Swamp, an ecological preserve and research center of the University of Montevallo. The three themes of interest around the Cahaba River are the natural environment, the human history, from Civil War to Civil Rights, and its ecological and geological features, containing natural resources that are used for economic activity, especially the coal, limestone, and iron ore mining that was the foundation of the early iron industry in the area.