Nov 15 2011

7:15PM, Willard Straight Theatre, Cornell Cinema Filmscreening with introduction by program curator and filmmaker Michael Robinson. Built from appropriated imagery, and considering the ways by which our aspirations can get caught up in machines, these three films deconstruct both the mechanics of sentiment and the myths of progress. Composed entirely of YouTube and LiveLeak clips, Jennifer Proctor's A Movie is a poignant shot-for-shot remake of Bruce Conner's classic 1958 found-footage film...

Nov 04 2011

5PM, Installation Opening, Hartell Gallery, Sibley Hall Ian Janicki and Daniel Marino, Bachelors of Architecture '12 candidates, will design and fabricate four sculptural pieces constructed from laminate wood, plastic, felt and fiberglass, using methods of pleating and folding a single material. An installation of the work will include drawings and models to illustrate process, as well as the final pieces. This project is a collaboration between Janicki, Marino and Engineering undergraduate...

Nov 04
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Nov 05 2011

Willard Straight Theatre Alloy Orchestra Live Accompaniment Cornell Cinema: The Alloy Orchestra has been creating original scores for restored silent films since the early ‘90s and have emerged as the best, and best-known, silent film accompanists in the world, each year premiering their latest work at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. November 4, 7:15 PM  Man With a Movie Camera (1929) Dziga Vertov’s city symphony is a masterpiece of Soviet avant-garde cinema filled...

Oct 24
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Oct 28 2011

Tjaden Gallery, Olive Tjaden Hall Opening reception: October 26, 5 - 7PM Installation by College Scholar Meredith Gudesblatt (BA'12), College of Arts and Sciences. Photographs and analytic text examining the spatial remnants of collective memory in Buenos Aires. Gudesblatt created this photography exhibition to raise awareness and create dialogue about the nature of collective memory, specifically as it pertains to Buenos Aires and the lingering vestiges of the last military dictatorship...

Oct 18 2011

7:15PM, Willard Straight Theatre Cornell Cinema: Filmscreening with introduction by program curator and filmmaker Michael Robinson These six short works of ecological strangeness use radical cinematic forms to question mankind's relationship to the natural world, the longevity of the planet, and existence itself.  Ben Rivers's Origin of the Species documents the home and handiwork of a Scottish hermit obsessed with Darwin's seminal text, while a home-gardening TV program mutates into a...

Oct 14 2011

Statler Auditorium Concert organized by ASHA of Hindustani music with Indian classical musician, flutist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, accompanied by Subhankar Banerjee on tabla, Shymala Rajender on tanpura and Jay Gandhi on flute.  ASHA is a student organization whose mission is to catalyze socio-economic change in India through the education of underprivileged children. 

Oct 12 2011

7:15PM, Willard Straight Theatre An Evening with Acclaimed Experimental Filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky “There is the world that we see, and then there is the world that artists like Mr. Dorsky see and generously share." (NY Times) Named the top avant garde filmmaker of the 2000s in a 2010 poll conducted by Film Comment magazine, Nathaniel Dorsky's stunning films combine Stan Brakhage's abstract lyric and Warren Sonbert's refined montage, and yet stand as their own wholly personal works,...

Oct 03
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Oct 14 2011

Hartell Gallery, Sibley Hall Exhibition: October 3- 14 October 6: Live Event  12-2PM; Opening Reception  5-7PM Crowd Sourced Condo is a multimedia installation by Stephanie Owens, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Cornell, that juxtaposes real space and information space through the creation of a real-time interface between Ithaca, New York and New Delhi, India. The project is a collaboration between Owens and Amitesh Grover, performer and new media artist....

May 16 2011

HEB Gallery, Martha Van Renselaer Hall An exhibition of Cornell's New 'Community Building through Community Buildings' initiative, organized by Jack Elliott, Associate Professor in the Department of Design + Environmental Analysis.  This project is a collaboration between Cornell students and the Punta Canta Ecological Foundation and other host Dominican Republic organizations and stakeholders.  The students participated in a design / build project in the settlement of Veron, to...

May 12 2011

10AM, Fine Arts Library, 261B, Sibley Hall "re-public is a beautiful word" -- project by Stephanie Owens (Ithaca/USA) with Amitesh Grover (Delhi/India).  A real-time network event that re-imagines the global news media's view of "the people" in light of recent uprisings in the Middle East. The event takes form as a live, interactive exchange between people in Ithaca and people in a populous corner of Delhi, India. Together, using both the streets of India and the book...

May 08
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May 22 2011

25 Central Park West, NYC This group exhibition will reflect the diversity of practices that characterize the Cornell MFA program–installation, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. MFA writing students will hold a reading one evening during the exhibition. The exhibition organizers consist of all eleven graduate students (Robert Andrade, Piotr Chizinski, Amie Cunat, Gabrielle Jesiolowski, Gabriela Jimenez, Daren Kendall, Baseera Khan, Ruth Oppenheim, Benjamin...

May 05
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Jun 30 2011

Mann Library Gallery, 2nd floor; July 2011 Gimme Coffee! Green Street, Ithaca, NY Exhibition of large format images by Marc Miller, lecturer, Landscape Architecture, Cornell Photoraphy project exploring the relationship between digital images and landscape representation and motion. The project breaks from the conventional static images of landscape long established in the realm of painting, now emulated in conventional photography. By using open source software and a high-resolution web...

Apr 25
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Apr 29 2011

Hartell Gallery Closing reception: April 29, 5-7PM The result of a yearlong collaboration between Stephanie DeGooyer and Maegan Magathan, "Chairs of Berlin" presents hundreds of snapshots of chairs taken on the streets of Berlin using disposable cameras with expired film. Arranged according to the grid of a tourist's map, these photographs are accompanied by a footnote containing personal notes (some pertaining to the collaborators’ own frustrated attempts to capture the...

Apr 11
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Apr 22 2011

Hartell Gallery Parallel Utopias will analyze, document and exhibit the dystopic status of North and South Korea through critical interpretations of spatial conditions to propose divergent urban and architectural scenarios of an immanent reunified future. The objective is to amalgamate the architectural consequences of the propaganda machine deployed by North and South Korea to investigate the language of utopian dreams purported through the architectural apparatus. The exhibit will be...

Apr 03
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Apr 09 2011

Tjaden Gallery Jennifer Gioffre uses principles of physics and mathematics to create an image that explores the camera’s variable perceptions and the limitations of the human eye and its perception. A single montage is created from a collection of images using different focal length lenses.  The control (like the control in an experiment) within the final image is achieved by photographing a scene while keeping the subject the same magnification percentage in each individual image....

Apr 01 2011

Filmscreening / TBA Spring 2011 Cornell + various media outlets including PBS / HBO Shot clandestinely over a 2-year period by a best-selling novelist and filmmaker who needs to remain anonymous, this film provides a rare look at the second most isolated country on the planet. It lifts the curtain to expose the everyday life in a country that has been held in the iron grip of a brutal military regime for 48 years. This unique feature length documentary, culled from over 100 hours of...

Mar 28
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Apr 01 2011

Tjaden Gallery An installation by Lindsey Glover, staff member, Department of Art, MFA Cornell '08 Video projection of footage culminated from Glover's residency program at UCross Foundation, Wyoming, in response to the landscape and terrain.  Footage was collected in a forest located in the Geyser Basin region of Yellowstone National Park.  This series of video projections will be reinterpreted and specifically designed for the gallery space, to be viewed as layers as they relate...

Mar 25
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Apr 03 2011

Winkleman Gallery, 621 W. 27th Street, Chelsea, New York An archival exhibition of images collected from over 100 artists, that gives prominence to objects, imagery, fragments of text, quotes, that may reveal no direct connection to these artists' practice, but possess an engimatci, resonant meaning. The exhibition is a collaborative work organized by Workshop G: Mike Ashkin, professor of art at Cornell, artist Leslie Brack of Ithaca, NY, and Brooklyn, and Joshua Geldzahler, Cornell...

Mar 10
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Mar 14 2011

Lincoln Hall, Barnes Hall, Anabel Taylor Chapel A four day festival will be held in order to celebrate the completion of Cornell's new baroque organ in Anabel Taylor Chapel in March. The festival will feature 18th century keyboard music in all its guises, ranging across many different keyboard instruments and repertoires. The festival will also include discussion panels on the aesthetic and political issues of cultural reconstruction in Germany today such as material culture, handcraft and the...

Mar 07
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Mar 11 2011

Olive Tjaden Gallery Reception: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 5-7PM Danielle Mericle presents a photographs of Cornell's collection of plaster casts.  The casts originally functioned as a teaching tool in the late 19th century, but became obsolete in the early 20th century as professors turned to photography to illustrate their lectures.  The overriding sentiment was that the casts, as copies, were no longer of value.  Most of them are now in a warehouse on the outskirts of Ithaca,...

Mar 02
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Apr 08 2011

Cornell Cinema presents a series of films exploring the connections between cars and culture in several cities around the world. The series is in conjunction with Cornell's exhibition "Unpacking the Nano: The Price of the World's Most Affordable Car" (January 18 - March 21, 2011, HF Johnson Museum of Art), and symposium (March 10 -11, 2011). FILM SCHEDULE: February 22, 7:00 PM: A Different Path with visiting filmmaker Monteith McCollum, Schwartz Center for the...

Mar 01 2011

Hartell Gallery / Spring 2011 Akshay Mehra (BARCH '11) presents the exhibition PAST FUTURES, an exploration of the technologies that welcomed in a brave new world and helped define the modern era - artifacts of high technology, already outdated and yet still objects of quintessential design.  The Cold War era saw the rise of a new future, led by an arms race that had awesome technological repercussions.  The atmosphere ceased to be a barrier as man first broke free of...

Mar 01 2011

Spring 2011 Nicholas Knouf presents SYNGVAA, a responsive sculptural installation consisting of organic and machine parts that react to gallery visitors.  Working within the tradition of Fluxist assemblages, syngvaa encourages ephemeral, playful, participatory performances.  syngvaa's movements occur in response to non-speech vocal sounds by the participants, enabling people to explore other forms of vocal expression within a protective space. syngvaa exists in the medium of robotic...

Feb 16 2011

Internationally acclaimed animator Bill Plympton will conduct a master class and introduce his latest feature film, IDIOTS & ANGELS, and short film, THE COW WHO WANTED TO BE A HAMBURGER.  MASTER CLASS: February 16, 6:00 - 7:30PM, Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Collegetown, Ithaca, NY.  Plympton will discuss the artistic (design, layouts, storyboards, writing, editing, etc.) and business (budgets, funding, festivals, etc.) sides of animation,...

Feb 04 2011

Willard Straight Theatre, 7:30 PM Spark of Being is a meditation on contemporary art, technology, and other themes through the lens of the Frankenstein story, from jazz trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas and experimental video and film artist Bill Morrison. The multimedia production combines the screening of the film, Spark of Being by Morrison--consisting of new, archival, and distressed footage--with an original score by Douglas written for and performed by his electric band Keystone. Click...

Jan 22
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Mar 20 2011

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Exhibition celebrates the 75th anniversary of the American Abstract Artists (AAA) formed in New York in 1936 and still going strong. Founding members included Josef Albers, Ilya Bolotowsky, Byron Browne, Burgoyne Diller, Werner Drewes, Susie Frelinghuysen, Balcomb and Gertrude Greene, Ibram Lassaw, Anne Trumball Mason, George McNeil, George L.K. Morris, and many other important initiators in the Abstract art movement. At 75, AAA numbers over 100 members. This...