ADRI to launch spring programming with #HereToo project

January 11, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Arts and Design Research Incubator (ADRI) kicks off its spring 2019 programming schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 15, with a dialogue titled “#HereToo Project: The Intersection of Activism and Art” by Tectonic Theater Project member and #HereToo co-creator, Barbara Pitts McAdams.

#HereToo is a two-pronged project involving a web portal to aggregate stories, images and media clips that will inform an original “Laramie-Project-like” interview-based play chronicling the first-person experiences of gun violence survivors and the work of young activists across the United States.

From Monday, Jan. 14 through Friday, Jan. 18, Pitts McAdams will visit Penn State to work with School of Theatre students on the creation of #HereToo. The residency, organized by School of Theatre Associate Professor Jeanmarie Higgins and co-sponsored by the Penn State School of Theatre and the ADRI, will culminate in a performance in progress, followed by a discussion on gun violence in the United States.

Also distinguishing the spring 2019 program schedule are workshops on “Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement,” “Rhythmic Connections,” featuring movement and percussion, “Storying Through Movement,” and the “Art of Interviewing for Research,” to name several examples.

Dialogues will feature topics on reframing presence in performance using current research in neuroscience; using the camera as an ethnographic tool to explore the rise of diabetes in Senegal; collaborating across disciplines of anthropology and forensic art; examining impacts of incorporating data sonifications into education; and a diverse array of others.

This semester features two full-day symposia joining art with various disciplines. "MADE Sense: 2019 Matters of Art & Design Education Symposium" will explore ways in which the sensorium is integrated and embodied in research and creative practice, along with the pedagogical possibilities that arise through sensing. "HEART: A Symposium at the Junction of Health & Art" joins artists of varying genres with practitioners, educators, researchers, and others in the fields of health and medicine to explore and envision new approaches to pervasive questions in these areas.

According to ADRI Director Andrew Belser, “The hope is to connect presenters and audience members from multiple disciplines and across domains through this programming, and to open new channels for groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary work to come out of those connections.”

The full list of dialogues, workshops, and events appears below. All ADRI programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required for those with limited seating. Visit the website for details at http://adri.psu.edu/calendar

ADRI Programs Spring 2019

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Dialogue Title: #HereToo Project: The Intersection of Activism and Art

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenter: Barbara Pitts McAdams, Tectonic Theater Project member and co-creator of #HereToo Project

 

Friday, Jan. 18

Event Title: #HereToo @PennState: A Performance in Progress

Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Pavilion Theatre

Presenter: Barbara Pitts McAdams, Tectonic Theater Project member and co-creator of #HereToo Project

 

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Workshop Title: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM)

Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenter: Andrew Belser, ADRI director and professor of movement, voice, and acting

Registration: https://feldenkrais-1.eventbrite.com

 

Thursday, Jan. 24

Workshop Title: Rhythmic Connections

Time: 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenters: Christiana Usenza, ethnomusicologist, and Michele Dunleavy, associate professor of dance, School of Theatre

Registration: https://rhythmic-connections-1.eventbrite.com

 

Friday, Jan. 25

Workshop Title: Pigment Workshop: The Materiality of Artists’ Colors

Time: 10:00 a.m. to noon

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenter: Sarah K. Rich, associate professor, Department of Art History

Registration: https://pigment-making.eventbrite.com

 

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Dialogue Title: Sonifications of Ocean-Related Data

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenter: Mark Ballora, professor of music technology, School of Music

 

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Workshop Title: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM)

Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenter: Andrew Belser, ADRI director and professor of movement, voice, and acting

Registration: https://feldenkrais-2.eventbrite.com

 

Sunday, Feb. 3

Workshop Title: Rhythmic Connections

Time: 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenters: Christiana Usenza, ethnomusicologist, and Michele Dunleavy, associate professor of dance, School of Theatre

Registration: https://rhythmic-connections-1.eventbrite.com

 

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Dialogue Title: Color in the Making

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenter: Sarah K. Rich, associate professor, Department of Art History

 

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Workshop Title: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM)

Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenter: Andrew Belser, ADRI director and professor of movement, voice, and acting

Registration: https://feldenkrais-3.eventbrite.com

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

Workshop Title: Seeing and Asking: The Art of Interviewing for Research

Time: Noon to 5 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenters: Anthony Bak Buccitelli, associate professor of American studies and communications; Ralph Godbolt, doctoral candidate in American studies; and Raven Haymond and Jaimie Kinsley, doctoral students in American studies

Registration: https://interviewing-research.eventbrite.com

 

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Workshop Title: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM)

Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenter: Andrew Belser, ADRI director and professor of movement, voice, and acting

Registration: https://feldenkrais-4.eventbrite.com

 

Thursday, Feb. 14

Workshop Title: Rhythmic Connections

Time: 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenters: Christiana Usenza, ethnomusicologist, and Michele Dunleavy, associate professor of dance, School of Theatre

Registration: https://rhythmic-connections-3.eventbrite.com

 

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Dialogue Title: The Fugitive Artist in the Dog-Sniff-Dog World: On the Horizontal Laboratory of the Six Viewpoints

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenter: Tony Perucci, associate professor of performance studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Sunday, Feb. 24

Workshop Title: Rhythmic Connections

Time: 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenters: Christiana Usenza, ethnomusicologist, and Michele Dunleavy, associate professor of dance, School of Theatre

Registration: https://rhythmic-connections-4.eventbrite.com

 

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Dialogue Title: Teaching Art and Anatomy

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenters: Benjamin Andrew, assistant teaching professor, College of Arts and Architecture, and Nicole Squyres, assistant teaching professor, biology 

 

Tuesday, March 12

Dialogue Title: Imaging Incidence: Visualizing Diabetes in Senegal

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenter: Steven Rubin, photographer and professor of art, School of Visual Arts

 

Tuesday, March 19

Dialogue Title: Rethinking Presence in Performing Arts

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenter: Andrew Belser, ADRI director and professor of movement, voice, and acting

 

Wednesday, March 27

Dialogue Title: Remix, Code, and Originality in Art and Media Design

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenters: Eduardo Navas, assistant professor of art, School of Visual Arts, and Michael Collins, assistant professor of art, School of Visual Arts

 

Friday, April 5

Event Title: MADE Sense: 2019 Matters of Art & Design Education Symposium

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Organizers: Yasmine Abbas, assistant teaching professor, Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs, SEDTAPP; and Aaron Knochel, assistant professor of art education

Registration: https://made-2019.eventbrite.com

 

Thursday, April 11

Workshop Title: Storying through Movement: Walking, Sensing, and Making Places 

Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenters: Kimberly Powell, associate professor of education, art education, and Asian studies; and Andrew Hieronymi, associate professor of art, School of Visual Arts

Registration: https://story-movement.eventbrite.com

 

Tuesday, April 23

Dialogue Title: Anthropology and Forensic Art Collaborations

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: ADRI (16 Borland Building, University Park)

Presenter: Jenny Kenyon, ADRI research associate and forensic artist

 

Friday, April 26

Event Title: HEART: A Symposium at the Junction of Health & Art

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Organizer: Cristin Millett, professor of art, School of Visual Arts, with keynote presentations by Oron Catts, director of SymbioticA, the Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts within the School of Anatomy and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia; and Ionat Zurr, artist, curator, researcher and academic coordinator of SymbioticA

Registration: TBA

The Arts and Design Research Incubator provides support for high-impact arts and design research projects. All programs are free and open to the public and, unless otherwise noted, take place in the ADRI (16 Borland Building).

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Last Updated January 11, 2019