DENVER, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) is pleased to announce the schedule of speakers and film screenings for its yearlong Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer (VASD) Program series titled Collapsing Time. From September 2017 through April 2018 the series will challenge a singular perspective of time by presenting manifold interpretations of time's malleability while considering how flattening past, present, and future through creative models can generate new experiences of time beyond physical limitations. The lecture series will include six free and open-to-the-public presentations from nationally and internationally renowned artists and thinkers.
All lectures are free and open to the public; registration is highly encouraged. Complete lecture descriptions, full speaker biographies, and event registration information can be found at www.vasd.rmcad.edu. A monthly corresponding film series, offered in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse: Sloans Lake, will also include seven public screenings related to the theme. Learn more at drafthouse.com/theater/sloans-lake
2017/18 COLLAPSING TIME LECTURE SERIES SPEAKERS and SCHEDULE
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Doors open at 6 p.m., Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
For the opening presentation of the Collapsing Time lecture series, Los Angeles based artist David Horvitz will discuss a group of works that explore time zones, longitude lines, jet lag, synchronicity, standardized time, subjective time, and other thoughts on time in a lecture titled "Nautical Dusk." Consistent with Horvitz's mischievous nature, his lecture will be presented using an "alternative minute." Learn more about Horvitz's work at davidhorvitz.com
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Doors open at 6 p.m., Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
Renowned artist Andrea Zittel is interested in how qualities that feel concrete and rational are often subjective, arbitrary, or even outright invented. Presenting projects, including one in which she lived without measured time, Zittel's lecture will explore her extensive body of work which continually challenges assumptions and structures of daily life. Learn more about Zittel at zittel.org
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | Doors open at 6 p.m., Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
Sondra Perry's videos and performances foreground the tools of digital production as a way to critically reflect on new technologies of representation and remobilize their potential. Combining elements like chroma key, layered computer screen windows, and avatars with events such as those of her personal life, black women who died in police custody, and Bill Gates dancing, Perry's work recontextualizes history, identity, and technology. Learn more about Perry at sondraperry.com
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | Doors open at 6 p.m., Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
Inspired by ideas in science and experimental music, London-based artist Sophie Clements creates sculptural installations and video projections that deconstruct and re-assemble time by expanding split second events into a multi-minute videos. Her lecture coincides with a solo exhibition of her work at RMCAD's Philip J. Steele Gallery. Learn more about Clements at sophieclements.com
MICHAEL JONES MCKEAN
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Doors open at 6 p.m., Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
Referencing anthropology, archiving, and technology, distinguished artist Michael Jones McKean uses objects, both found and made in his art. These objects, which include papier-mâché plants, the first dual tape deck boom box, raw clay, and meteorites are arranged in meticulous environments and combinations to provide confusing timescales and veracity. Learn more about McKean at michaeljonesmckean.com
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Doors open at 6 p.m., Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
Lilli Carré's illustrations, animations, drawings, and sculptures often use time as a material to mold and deform cartoon bodies existing in worlds operating under cartoon logic. The Los Angeles based artist is able to explore mutations and misbehaviors by disrupting narrative structures and physical assumptions in comics and animation. Learn more at lillicarre.com
ABOUT THE VASD PROGRAM
The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer (VASD) Program explores critical, diverse, and creative inquiry. This interdisciplinary initiative enriches the academic experience at RMCAD and serves the greater Denver-metro community. More information can be found at vasd.rmcad.edu.
ABOUT ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN
A premier arts school in the Denver area, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is an innovative, rigorous, and community-oriented global learning environment that inspires passion for critical thinking and prepares learners to be forces of change in the creative industries, our communities, and the world. Find more information at www.RMCAD.edu or by calling 800.888.ARTS.
Gretchen Marie Schaefer
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