In image, movement, and assemblage, Swarm lies at the core of the artistic and design process, whether through the assemblage and casting of materials, the combinatory of data, the imaging of ecology, the profusion of sound, the flight of drones or the performance of multitude. The profusion of swarm, as well as its peril, traverse the divides of performance, art, sound, architecture, design, ecology, biology, and information.

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When a tree is harvested for wood, what happens to the pieces that aren’t ramrod straight? An installation designed by Cornell University’s Robotic Construction Laboratory (RCL) proposes an answer to that question and has used robotic fabrication to build a self-supporting structure from rejected wood cuts.

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The CCA is now accepting Individual Grant Program applications for NEW arts projects to be exhibited or performed on campus during the 2020-21 academic year. Watch for information sessions to be scheduled for early next spring.

Curious as to what's been done? Check out past projects.

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SPRING 2020

In space in friction, two performers (etc,) activate two large custom made instruments—made from aluminum panels and PVC tubes—with their bodies and their movements.

Apr 08

“The Whale Listening Project” is a three-day celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the multi-platinum recording, “Songs of the Humpback Whale,” April 16-18, 2020, at Cornell University.

Apr 16
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Apr 18

to build a home is an installation by Cagla Sokullu exploring the theme of belonging and the connection between human and home through original poetry. 

Apr 18
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Apr 25