Welcome to the MICA Photography Department
MICA Photo is pleased to announce a visit by artist, Adam Golfer. Adam will be presenting his new work “House Without a Roof” at MICA on Wednesday, October 19th, at 4:15PM in room “M 010”. Adam will present again on Thursday, October 20th, at 9:00AM in “M 010”.We encourage you to attend one of these lectures, and ask questions of Adam at the end of his talk.
“House Without a Roof”: A photography book which negotiates the contested, and deeply complex historical narratives of Israel and Palestine.
“Three years ago, I began photographing the landscape of Israel and Palestine, to investigate my biographical connection to these fractured histories. What has evolved from this project is a book that negotiates the contested and deeply complex historical narratives of Israel and Palestine, Germany and the United States, and weaves together a story of identity and memory. The project utilizes photographs, archival objects and cultural artifacts of the Levant, WWII and the diasporas which resulted, to challenge historical perspective and provoke questions about the way histories are recorded, refracted and retold. “A House Without a Roof,” probes both my personal relationship to these chronologies, and the manner in which we look at photographs and draw conclusions about the mythologies inside of them.” ~ Adam Golfer
MICA Photo is proud to announce Charlotte Duncan’s first solo exhibition, “Permanence”. Work will include flip books, artist books, and diptychs exploring the theme of object permanence. Refreshments will be provided.
French artist Antoine Catala combines animation and holograms with “breathing” sculptures, creating humorous encounters that push the edges of perception. Catala created “The Pleasure of Being Sad “ (2016) for the Hirshhorn’s current exhibition “Suspended Animation”, which highlights artists who use digitally generated images to question conceptions of reality. Operating at the intersection of image, object, and word, Catala’s installations explore the digital mediation of emotion, the concept of distance within virtual space, and the structure of digital media.
Catala will be in conversation with Fox Harrell, an Associate Professor of Digital Media at MIT who works in the Comparative Media Studies Program, and with Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Harrell’s research explores the relationship between imaginative cognition and computation. Catala and Harrell will reflect on their own projects before joining in conversation to discuss how technological representation helps or harms our understanding of emotions and the natural body.
This is the second of three Art + Science programs, which pair artists with scientists to explore new frontiers of digital identity.
Art + Science: Computing Emotion
Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:30 pm, Ring Auditorium
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 9 PM
“This compact, fast-moving portrait of the artist proceeds through a flurry of images, many of them gleaned from (filmmaker and photographer Robert Frank’s) long and prodigious career. The man himself, barreling through his early 90s with a mixture of impatience, resignation and good humor, has spent a lifetime looking, mostly at North American people and landscapes, but also somehow inward, using cameras as instruments of documentation and introspection.” (A.O. Scott NY Times)
Don’t miss the opportunity to see this great documentary about the amazing photographer, Robert Frank!
Stevenson University seeks submissions from MICA Photo Students…Stevenson University’s Our Many Ways of Being Collective would like to invite your students to submit work for our upcoming exhibition titled Beauty, Etc.: An Investigation of Identity and Its Relationship to Beauty.Students are encouraged to submit PHOTO/VIDEO work that deals with the following concepts:• Interpretations of beauty and the human form
• Conforming/nonconforming images of male & female beauty
• Explorations of beauty translated through the lens of race and class• Psychology and beauty
• Appearance and beauty
• Gender fluidityThis call is open for undergraduate students in Maryland. The deadline for student submissions is November 17th; accepted work notifications are sent on November 30th, December 15th is the delivery of framed images or video files.
MICA Photo students attend a lecture & presentation by photographer, Tim Davis. Faculty & students filled a room to capacity to hear this engaging artist speak about his work and experiences. Special thanks to Tim Davis for taking the time to spend with our students!