2018-2019 CCA Grants
Cornell Costume + Textile Collection
An eclectic exhibition that emerged from a simple and vague prompt: texture. This exhibition is about how fashion and textile objects provoke questions beyond their selvedges and seams.
William Jihrel Smith
An exhibition of painting and sculpture exploring ideas of lightness and darkness; black and white; presence and absence; application and removal; and the ways and which they operate in and for art spaces.
An exhibition that connects students and addresses the social climate at Cornell. Our collaboration initiates a dialogue on campus about the issues we individually and collectively face and expresses these through design and art.
Presented by CCCP
TAK ensemble plays works focusing on perceived duration, time manipulation, and the effect of sound on temporal experience. This event includes a concert and preview lecture/concert at the Telluride House. The musicians discuss the process of creation and an offer an opportunity for others to understand each composer’s constructed landscape.
At a pedestrian intersection of the Arts Quad, a circular assembly of mirrors frosted at eye level. Your passage slows down, physically and psychologically, as you immerse yourself in the shifting and authentic beauty of the surrounding space.
Sergio Ospina Romero
Palonegro, one of Ithaca’s favorite ensembles of music from Latin America and the Caribbean, releases its first CD in this unforgettable concert.
This performance aims to explore the legacy of the Caffe Cino as both a pioneering space of Off-Off-Broadway theatre and as a site of queer performance and queer social life.
Japanese violinist Noyuri Hazama, baroque cellist and violist da gamba musician Eva Lymenstull, and keyboardist Shin Hwang explore the singable works of Shubert and Beethoven centered around the composer’s inspiration from the Lied (Germanic songs).
The history of feminist performance is one of radical storytelling, of showing how the personal is political and of carving out spaces in which women can feel, in the words of Holly Hughes, “at last, fully human.”
Directed by Jumay Chu, choreographed by Atelier 320, and edited by Jeffrey Palmer, dancers will perform with live music featuring Powerdove, with senior vocalist Annie Lewandowski, senior lecturer in the Cornell Music Department.
From Here marries traditionally masculine silhouettes and feminine styles in an attempt to disavow the ill-conceived notions of the “feminist” wardrobe. This exhibition blurs the line that segregates “feminine” and “masculine” clothing in an attempt to redefine what it means to dress like a feminist.
Creating an experimental fashion collection, Olivia merges natural and synthetic materials and explores their relationship in the form of wearable pieces.
Jaret Vadera will discuss key arcs, propositions, and questions guiding his practice. Vadera’s practice is influenced by cognitive science, post/decolonial theory, science fiction, Buddhist philosophy, and the study of impossible objects. This event is part of the South Asia Program Seminar Series.
Hosted by CCCP
A concert of music showcasing the performative aspect of sound as a means of theatricality. The way in which sound is produced and listened to within the concert hall is a grand performance in itself. ICE and Cornell composers reimagine the volatile relationship between performativity, pure sound, and theater.
Building Community / Evan McDowell
Celebrating the completion of Dilmun Hill’s new storage barn by making a set of furniture and shelving units for use during CSA pickups and events held by the student-run organic farm.
PULSE is Yamatai’s annual concert that features the Japanese art of taiko drumming.
Aural, visual, and interactive anthropological and literary project featuring original ethnographic poetry and creative prose, presented and performed in a chapbook, visual display, and reading event.
The Momenta Quartet and master Javanese musician Darsono Hadiraharjo join forces with the Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Christopher Miller.
New work from Sophia Starling MFA’19, The Unforgiving Mould, questions perception through the use of weight, scale and materiality in the search of the uncanny or unspecified.
Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri
A kinetic sound installation that seduces and puts physical forces in action with a captivating elegance. The sounds are produced when certain motor-driven flexible “tentacles” come in contact with fixed metallic pins, striking different tones in an emergent, errand manner.
Jonathan Pao + Jialin Ke
We invite the audience to take a few minutes to wear a pulse sensor and interact with a music controller that produces nature sounds, which were collected from various disappearing sources.
Ancient layers of urban landscape intertwine and cascade on the surface; pentimenti affect the human experience of landscape resembling narratives in Invisible Cities.
A solo exhibition focusing in sculpture and photography, exploring the physicality of things and the socio-cultural memory inherent in materials and shapes. The exhibition is an investigation of the relationship between architecture and nature.