Visiting Artists and Researchers in Residence
The University of Maine’s Intermedia MFA program is pleased to announce our Fall Researchers in Residence and Visiting Artists. Please see below for further details, all events will begin at 7:00 PM in the IMRC Center, Stewart Commons on the University of Maine campus in Orono and are free and open to the public.
Tomomi Adachi is a performer/composer, sound poet, instrument builder and visual artist. Known for his versatile style, he has performed his own voice and electronics pieces, site-specific compositions, improvised music and contemporary music all over the world.
Performance September 30th
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BridA/Tom Kersevan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica formed as a group in 1996 during studies at Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. BridA’s production is based on painting, graphic arts, video, photography and multimedia installations. Their projects are marked by a constant artistic procedure from the two-dimensional surface in to three-dimensional space. Panel Discussion October 21st and Exhibition October 30th More on BridA and their work can be found at www.brida-kud.si
Mary Mattingly is an artist based in New York. Mattingly’s work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, Seoul Art Center, The New York Public Library, the Palais de Tokyo, and the deCordova Museum. In 2012 she launched the Flock House Project: three spherical living-systems that were choreographed through New York City’s five boroughs. Mattingly also founded the Waterpod Project, a barge-based public space containing an autonomous habitat that migrated through New York’s waterways. Her talk is co-sponsored by the Skowhegan school of Painting and Sculpture. Artists Talk October 28th
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Paul Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician who combines media, often integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. His work is the product of a rich interactive process, through which he investigates community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions surrounding a subject. Performance November 18th
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Jaap Blonk is a self-taught composer, performer and poet. As a vocalist he has a unique and powerful stage presence and an almost childlike freedom in improvisation combined with a keen grasp of structure. He has performed around the world, on all continents. Besides working as a soloist, he has collaborated with many musicians and ensembles in the field of contemporary and improvised music. He has worked in radio and television and has his own record label (Kontrans) which features a total of 21 available releases. Performance December 4th
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William Cordova is an interdisciplinary artist living in Miami/NewYork City. Cordova’s work addresses the metaphysics of space and time and how objects change and perception changes when we move around in space. He has exhibited in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia. His work is in the public collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim Museum, Harvard University, the Yale Art Gallery, Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru, Museum of Contemporary Art, and La Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba among others. His talk is co-sponsored by the Skowhegan school of Painting and Sculpture. Artist Talk December 2nd
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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.