Visiting Artists

TOM OCKERSE, Monday, September 29, 2014

Jan 30, 2014

Tom Ockerse was instrumental in rethinking the relationship of design education, its practice and the world of art. He became thoroughly involved in the growing movement of concrete poetry, Fluxus, mail art, happenings, and book arts, all seeking to merge the arts and erase conventional boundaries. In 1971 he joined the faculty at RISD and became the head of the Graphic Design Department for twenty years. Prior to his career in education Ockerse worked in the industry working under the direction of Jim Fogelman on accounts for Ciba, Interchem, and Syntex. Over the years he has provided design strategies for Houghton Mifflin, Apple Computer, and Aperture Magazine as clients. His concrete poetry books have won awards and international recognition and have been included in numerous anthologies ...

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Ephraim Asili
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Feb 25, 2014

In conjunction with the Black Radical Imagination screening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Ephraim Asili will be a guest speaker for the Senior Thesis Program this Tuesday, October 7. His talk will be in room A304 from 6-8 pm. All are welcome. Ephraim Asili is an independent artist and filmmaker. He holds a B.A in film and media arts from Temple University and an M.F.A in film/video from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. His work includes Forged Ways (2010), an experimental documentary filmed in Ethiopia and Harlem, exploring constructs surrounding African American culture, and Points on a Space Age (2007), a documentary on the Sun Raw Arkestra. His work has been shown at the Diamond Screen Film Festival, Scribe Video Center, DUTV, The University of Bahia, New York University, The International House, The Bryn Mawyr Film Institute, the Amble Theater, and the New York MIX Festival. ...

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PAUL SOULELLIS
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Feb 27, 2014

Paul Soulellis' experimental publications explore web culture, social identity, memory and place. He is the founder of the Library of the Printed Web, a physical archive devoted to web-to-print artists' books, zines and other printout matter. The on-going project has gathered international attention, was featured in the New Yorker, and was shown at the Book Affair at the opening of the 55th Venice Biennale. He started his research-based graphic design and publishing studio Counterpractice in 2014. Previously he produced award winning work for clients like Cornell University, TED, The Rockefeller Foundation and The Municipal Art Society of New York. ...

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Douglas Goodwin
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Feb 28, 2014

Producer Douglas Goodwin presents Detour de Force and "thoughtography" experiments.  Detour de Force explores the phenomenon of ‘thoughtographer’ Ted Serios, a Chicago bellhop who claimed he could transfer images directly from his mind onto Polaroids. Serios was adopted as a pet project by psychiatrist Jule Eisenbud, and a good deal of the film is given over to footage of Serios getting tanked up on Budweiser and then attempting to ‘perform’ for Eisenbud by channeling his pent-up fury into the camera lens. ...

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PAUL RAPP, Thursday, October 16, 2014

Apr 10, 2014

Paul Rapp has represented artists of every type, civic organizations, small businesses, and multinational corporations. He is a seasoned litigator, having represented various clients in state and federal courts in matters including copyright, trademark, the Visual Artists Rights Act, cybersquatting, defamation, civil rights, breach of contract, and commercial collections. Since 1999, Rapp has held the position of adjunct professor of law at Albany Law School, teaching Art & Entertainment Law and Copyright Law. Lecture will be occur in room A207 at 10:30 am. ...

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HANNAH VERLIN, Friday, October 17, 2014

Apr 11, 2014

Hannah Verlin's artwork all shares an aesthetic of belied simplicity. Shapes are limited to basic geometries of squares, circles, and triangles. The color palette is restrained to black and white with only the occasional burst of color in contrast. The materials are familiar—paper, cloth, and string—with minimal manipulation. However, the residue of an intense process puts the lie to the simplicity and gives the art a scintillating and restless quality. Time and the artist’s hand are ever present in the work—hand-written text, repetition of form, torn paper, and dripping ink. The act of creation can be felt with immediacy in the final form of the art. Verlin received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2005. In addition to gallery based art, she has created many site-specific and temporary public works throughout New England. In 2011 the Massachusetts Cultural Council awarded her a Fellowship in Sculpture/Installation and she received a Fellowship in Visual Art from Somerville Arts Council. She lives and works in Somerville, MA. Event will occur in room A207 at 10:30 am. ...

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ELLI CROCKER
Saturday, November 1, 2014

May 22, 2014

Renowned artist and Draughtswoman Elli Crocker will discuss and dialogue about her work. ...

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DOMINIC GAGNON
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

May 23, 2014

HOAX_CANULAR (2013), 90min, Canada—A found-footage film made entirely from YouTube videos of teenagers anticipating the end of the world. The videos act as a coping mechanism for kids imagining the tools and skills they will need to survive it, but leaves the rest of us wondering about fear, social media and how both share our understanding of the world around us. Dominic Gagnon continues his work with amateur online videos; this fourth installment gives new meaning to online sharing; we never know where parody ends and sincerity begins. Constructed as a countdown to the presumed end of the world, the film is much more: its editing results in a profound reflection on how young people are appropriating the angst being stoked by the media. Ultimately, their fear rituals are just another way to envision the future. ...

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SANDRA LIM
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Dec 2, 2014

Sandra Lim is the author of The Wilderness (W.W. Norton, 2014), selected by Louise Glück for the most recent Barnard Women Poets Prize, and a previous collection of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press, 2006). A 2015 Pushcart Prize winner, she has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute. She is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and lives in Cambridge, MA. ...

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MATI DIOP
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Dec 1, 2014

Mati Diop (1982, France) lives and works in Paris and is both filmmaker and actress. While attending Le Fresnoy and Le Pavillon (Palais de Tokyo), she directed her first four short films. She is the niece of the great Senegalese film director Djibril Diop Mambéty, and made her film A Thousand Suns (2013) as a homage to his Touki bouki. In Rotterdam, Diop has won a Tiger Award for Short Films twice: in 2010 for Atlantiques and in 2012 for Big in Vietnam. Snow Canon ( 2011) was in competition at Venice Film Festival-Orizzonti. Diop also played a lead in Claire Denis' "35 Shots of Rum". ...

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