Symposium: Harnessing Energies in the Arts & Humanities
Energies in the Arts, the new collection edited by Professor Douglas Kahn (UNSW Art & Design) and published by MIT Press, explores the pluralistic concepts of energies—scientific, cultural, spiritual, ecological – as they occur in the arts, history and theory. To celebrate the release of this book, a symposium of scholars whose research intersects with, utilises, and explores various concepts of energy, will present and discuss their work with the public. The symposium is convened by Dr Heather Contant and moderated by Mitchell Ryan.
The symposium will be followed by a book launch by Joyce Hinterding (Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney) and performance by Peter Blamey.
Thursday, 12 September 2019
Symposium – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Black Box@ UNSW Art and Design
Corner of Oxford Street and Greens Road
This event is sponsored by the Sound, Energies and Environments (SEE) Research Group and UNSW Art & Design.
Image: Peter Blamey, UTS Gallery, 2017. Photo: David Lawrey, courtesy UTS Arts
Humming Grotto is a new monthly series of sound and listening, taking place on the last Sunday of the month, downstairs at the PBC.
Humming Grotto #1
Sunday August 25
6 – 9pm
An evening of electronics/energies/bread/voice/other, with Del Lumanta, Peter Blamey and Eleanor Zurowski.
Petersham Bowling Club
77 Brighton St
Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College
Curated by Caleb Kelly
June 7, 2019 – August 31, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7 5:30PM – 8PM
Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College brings together contemporary artists who each create an experience that is focused on the making of sound through materials. The artists in Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College challenge the stability of materials in their practice. Handmade instruments and electronics, recycled electronic components, outmoded technologies, fake technologies, imagined sounds and silences will form a series of dynamic installations that challenge the way we think about materiality in a cumulative sound experience. The work by the Australian artists has a lineage in the experimental practices developed by artists and students at Black Mountain College. Newly commissioned works will be exhibited alongside archival ephemera and works from the BMCM+AC permanent collection that demonstrate experimental and materials-based processes. Originally exhibited at MAMA Albury (Australia), Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College will further demonstrate the international influence of the College and draw out connections with contemporary experimental and process based arts practices.
Pia van Gelder
Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center
120 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801