Performance: News and Events
Tuesday, October 23, 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 2M
Nicholas Lowe "Roger Brown's dream gardens - treading lightly in..."
Nicholas Lowe is an interdisciplinary artist who lives close to Chicago. He currently holds tenure as Associate Professor in the Department of Arts Administration and Policy. As an artist his many projects encompass puppetry, photography, video installation, and performing traditional music. He has also developed projects with people affected by HIV and AIDS, with convicted sex offenders in prisons, and in formal and community education settings with a wide range of people.
In Chicago Lowe has been working at SAIC’s Roger Brown Study Collection to develop creative responses to two additional projects that were proposed by Brown in the final years of his life.
Jefferson Pinder "Action and the Performance of Virility"
Jefferson Pinder, a Chicago based video/performance artist, seeks to find black identity through the most dynamic circumstances. His experimental videos and films feature minimal performances that reference music videos and physical theatre. Pinder’s work provides personal and social commentary in accessible and familiar format. Inspired by soundtracks, Pinder utilizes hypnotic popular music and surreal performances to underscore themes dealing with blackness. Jefferson received his BA in Theatre from the University of Maryland, and studied at the Asolo Theatre Conservatory in Sarasota, FL. In 2000, Jefferson returned to the University of Maryland to receive his MFA in Mixed Media. Pinder was an Assistant Professor of theory, performance and foundations at the University of Maryland, College Park Art Department from 2003–2011.
Katrin Schnabl "LEVEL"
Katrin Schnabl is a designer, artist, and educator whose research and practice is situated in contemporary fashion, performance and installation. She is creative director of the eponymous namesake women’s designer brand. Schnabl’s work, brought to the body, is positioned in a participatory arena engaging both viewer and wearer. Specific cultural residues are processed into structures that result in garments. These garments, when worn, engage an alternate navigation, function as facilitator, and, collectively, form a new vernacular. ?As educator she has developed and implemented design curriculum and teaching strategies that foster individual creative growth in a larger cultural and interdisciplinary context, and led key initiatives to increase student’s exposure and raise the profile of fashion as cultural education. As practitioner, she is recognized as an expert in pattern cutting, using cloth as a medium, and fashion as a tool, to overlay current issues with new awareness.