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Beyond Jargon is an integrated performance by Mazdak Shadkam to redefine self through the limitations of time, space and material. As part of his interdisciplinary research on Art and STEMM integration, he is going to turn the Woodshop Projects space into a laboratory to test how creative practice can permeate into the fabric of scientific research.
July 1 - August 30
We are of nature, wherein our trials become the cornerstones of our character. A perfect person is an impossibility - only through struggle, error, and reflections on defeat do we build depth of the soul. We have inordinate sensitive to the lessons embedded in travails. Trees grow in the wind, vagaries of climate, completion from neighbors, and insults of animals, insects and fungus. Their character is apparent in the rich complex structure developed from responding to these pressures. I cannot create anything more beautiful or meaningful than the grain of a tree. I seek to expose the viewer to the hidden world of trees’ of character, seeking to excite the seventh sense of humanity: the breathtaking beauty of the wellspring of character.
Works will be from OSU students and faculty, community members and special internet based contributions from Portland, Iran and NYC. Featuring works by: Anna Fidler, Mate Behbudi, Johnny Beaver, Allison Layagey Johnson, Morgan O'Hara, Cara Campanella, Eugen Hubbs, Michael Gamble (Co-curator of Soundbox -2018), Kathryn Louderback, WOKR, Ethereal Delusions, Jens Lovtang, OSU Improvisors Collective, Leland Holden, Maria Duong, Andrew Foran, nOiZepHyZix (Matt Kellam), Playboy Smooth, Luthor Maggot, Abdullah Albohalika, Dana Reason, Michelle Alany, Diffusions and more. Full schedule coming today. Open: Tuesday June 4-7th. 220 SW 26th St, Corvallis, Oregon #hypbeastbarcoderemix (zoomed in image: DJ Spooky "Alice") FREE!
Special Thanks to: Eugen Hubbs, MAIS Graduate Program (Co-Curator) Michael Boonstra, Andrew Nigon, Dana Reason, Jason Fick, Zachary Person, John Whitten, Erin Sneller.
Driven by history, faith and fantasy, Matthew Hanna is driven by a spiritual devotion to the ritual process of art making. Objects are his “words” and are used to communicate his experiences and understanding of a shared world. For more than two decades, Hanna’s self-educating process has evolved to include new methods and techniques of using the detritus and everyday images he is surrounded by. His mixed media collage, sculpture, and painting can be understood as both explorations and critiques of the modern culture that defines him.
Featuring student sculptural work by Tori Allen, Hannah Arnold, Kaycie Blohm, Shuo Cai, Carissa Kern, Mackenzie Reed, and Julianna Souther. Plus the "Large Scale Generative Mark Maker" from Aidan Phillips and OSU Robotics Professor Naomi Fitter.
December 3 - 5
November 12 - 29
Influence and outcome learning to co-exist; accumulation, process, painting, sculpture, and installation.
The project expresses concepts of anxious and calm states of mind.
The player enters the virtual world through an underground tunnel. From there paths lead to worlds designed to represent anxiety and calmness. These large themed spaces were created collaboratively by students in the ACE class. From either of those worlds, players can enter smaller spaces created by individual students in New Media 3D. Each space represents personal expressions or anxiety and calm. The hope was that the process of creating the calm spaces would be a contemplative experience and would encourage students to explore their own approaches to transitioning from states of anxiety to calmness in their own lives.
SpiderHarp (Ross Hatton, Andrew Otto, and Chet Udell)
More about SpiderHarp-
The SpiderHarp is an enlarged (4 ft. diameter), biologically inspired artificial spider web that has an accelerometer array mounted to a plastic spider at the center of the web. The location of a plucked string in the web is detected by applying signal processing to the vibrations measured by the accelerometers. Position, amplitude, and distance data from each pluck is translated into sonic objects, turning the web into a digital instrument. Sound is played back in 8-channel surround, with pluck location corresponding to a spatial speaker channel.
Ross Hatton, Andrew Otto, and Chet Udell. SpiderHarp is supported, in part, by National Science Foundation Grant #1504428.
Soundbox is co-curated by Mike Gamble and Andrew Nigon. Special thanks to Dana Reason, Jason Fick, Ross Hatton, and Chet Udell