Artist Lecture: Erin Manning Tuesday April 16th


The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program is pleased to announce the fifth presenter, Erin Manning, for their Spring 2013 Visiting Artist series co-sponsored by the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series and the Correll New Media Professorship Fund. The artist will present a public lecture on Tuesday April 16th at 7pm in 100 Lord Hall on the University of Maine campus in Orono.

Erin Manning is a philosopher, visual artist and dancer, and is currently a University Research Chair at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal. She is also a founder and director of The Sense Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory on research, creation and an international network focusing on intersections between philosophy and art through the sensing body in motion. Erin Manning received her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Hawaii (2001) and has been teaching philosophy, political theory, visual studies, cultural studies, and film theory.

Erin Manning turns to a language whose affective force she sees as depending on the concept of thought in motion to challenge the standard notion of movement as spatial displacement. Through a variety of examples, Erin Manning describes choreographic practices that do not simply stabilize the moving body into patterns of displacement, but rather work to develop with that body. In this way, Erin Manning offers new ways of thinking the relationship between the body and politics today, confronting us with the fact that bodies do politics in more ways than we normally think.

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The Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides substantial advanced study for individuals interested in interdisciplinary study in the arts. The program emphasizes intensive development of students’ creative and innovative abilities through a diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills and creative production tools and technologies. The visiting artist series supports and reflects the wide variety of disciplines represented by the program including but not limited to, Art, New Media, Theater, Dance, Philosophy, Art History, Engineering, Communications, Media Studies, Music, Psychology, Natural Sciences, and others.

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This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Intermedia MFA Program and co-sponsored by the New Media Department, the University of Maine Cultural Affairs / Distinguished Lecture Series and the Alston D. and Ada Lee Correll Professorship in New Media.

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