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Wednesday 03.06.13

« March 2013 First Thursday | Main | Object Focus 1: The Bowl at MOCC »

Reed Arts Week: REVERIE

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Reed Arts Week (RAW): Reverie is the 24th annual student-led festival of visual and performing arts at Reed College. The festival has been gaining momentum as of late, evolving in ambition and impact from year to year. Tackling the overarching theme of Reverie, this year's RAW will feature performances, installations, lectures, and various projects from national, local, and student artists. The curatorial team highlights the theme as "an opportunity to consider the fluidity of the aesthetic and physical dispositions by which we situate ourselves. To experience REVERIE is to become dislocated, excised from the familiar and submerged in the irrational." Under the spell of this sort of parlance, it's fitting that this year's festival is heavy on sound art and digital works. They further, "RAW 2013: REVERIE aims to invoke an atmosphere of amorphous resolution, a space in which participants can confront the dubiousness of their situations and acknowledge the indeterminacy upon which they situate themselves."

RAW: REVERIE | March 6-10th | See full schedule for details
Reed College | 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. | Multiple Locations

Featuring: New York-based video artist Michael Robinson, Seattle performance duo Shabazz Palaces, Los Angeles artist-theorist Zach Blas, Portland multi-media artist Brenna Murphy, Portland artist and musician Grouper, San Francisco-based artist Chris Ando / John Oven and the Millenials, NYC-based multi-instrumentalist ONEIROGEN, Los Angeles-based artist and composer John Wiese, Seattle-based producer and musician OCnotes, and Portland-based artists Nick Makanna and Brandon.

Reed student artists: David Beame, Sophie Barba + Jimmy Curry, Marvin Bernardo, Alisa Bones, Eli Coplan, Lauren DeRosa, Chris Falcone, Nicole Herr, Dorothy Howard, Erin McAllester, Arthur Sillers, Dylan Richards, Madelyn Villano, Erin Guy + Creighton Weidner, Anna Baker + Maxwell Smith-Holmes, Santiago Leyba, and Andrew White.

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Zach Blas is an artist/theorist working at 'the intersections of technology, queerness, and social practice'. The works presented at RAW stand in dialogue with the heteronormative drive of technological change. Facial Weaponization Suite: Fag Face Mask "responds to technological control through tactics of escape, disappearance, opacity, and illegibility." Modeled examples of the Fag Face Mask, a parodic composite of the queer man's face, will be on display. This work is a part of his Queer Technologies project that includes "critical applications, tools, and situations for queer technological agency, interventions, and sociality."

Zach Blas | Queer Technologies
March 6-10th | Gray Campus Center
Artist Talk | March 9th | 3PM | Eliot Hall

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Michael Robinson @ RAW:Reverie

Michael Robinson's vaguely menacing films appropriate content from multiple sources in a frenzied amalgamation that borders on schizophrenic. The blending together of violent imagery with soothing familiar tunes, or blurry cartoon characters overlaid with tones reminiscent of an LSD-induced seizure(not that I would know) are certain to "submerge [the viewer] in the irrational", as they say. While you're in Vollum Lounge, be sure to check out the delicate collages of Chris Ando. At 7"x10", these tiny works piece together images taken from Byzantine mosaics.

Michael Robinson | Video Installation
Chris Ando | Four Courners
March 6-10th | Vollum Lounge
Artist Talk | March 8th | 3PM | Eliot 314

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Brenna Murphy @ RAW:Reverie

Local artist Brenna Murphy "uses personal recording devices and computer graphics programs to weave digital labyrinths in an ongoing meditation on the psychedelic composition of perceptual experience in physical and virtual realms." Her sculptural installation for RAW:Reverie will take her virtually-rendered realities into physical space through laser-cut forms coated with graphic textiles. Audio-visual components will anchor this new work with an atmosphere more common to her earlier work.

Brenna Murphy | SophicHydrolith~ToolArray.
Installation | March 6-10th | Gray Campus Center


Also, be sure to check out John Wiese's sound installation, see Grouper's performance and video screening, squeeze into the racquetball courts for Anna Baker and Max Smith-Holmes' rendition of The Bacchae, purchase tickets in advance for Shabazz Palaces, and see so much more visiting and student artists' works. More information, maps, and schedules, are available online at: www.reed.edu/raw/2013.


Posted by Tori Abernathy on March 06, 2013 at 10:07 | Comments (0)


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