On Wednesday up on UCSC, I heard Professor Soraya Murray read her newest musings in a paper for the Center for Cultural Studies Colloquium about Grand Theft Auto 4 and how it critiques Capitalism and Globalization. I find many of the ideas she presented still running around in my head. The title of her manuscript is Analytic Borderlands: Visualizations of Globality and the Body Becoming, investigating bodies under the duress of globalization and their representation in visual culture. Moving from Linda Nochlin’s consideration of the body in pieces as a metaphor for early modernity, it examines Homi Bhabha’s “becoming” and Saskia Sassen’s “analytic borderlands” as frameworks for understanding depictions of bodies—particularly women’s bodies—in the matrix of global flux.” The two last sentences come straight from the Center’s synopsis.
The Artists on Art show for the 1st of December was irregular and jam packed.
The first part of the show featured Aurelia Shrenker and Eva Salina Primack (locally home grown) came into the KZSC studio for our Artists on Art show to talk about their CD release of their first AE CD entitled AE at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz. They sang beautifully. For more information their website is AEsings.
Click on the triangle below to hear our “mini” interview.
A full length show will be broadcast live in a few weeks. Exact information to follow.
Then, in the second half of the show, Karlton Hester spoke about the upcoming UCSC/ISIM Event (December 3-6th at the UCSC campus and Kuumbwa). This event has over 70 performers coming from all over the world. He has been working on this event for over 2 years.
Soraya Murray has organized a panel on Electronic Media and Improvisation (Info) featuring performance artist/composer Pamela Z, artist and VJ/artist/director Art Jones of the Bronx, and the interactive arts duo Lucky Dragons (Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara). This panel will bring together audio and visual artists whose improvisational approaches wield emerging technological media in innovative and searching ways. Through improvisation, recombination, repurposing and chance, their pioneering expressions begin to emerge.In addition to a moderated discussion that will explore improvisation as a pivotal ingredient to dynamic electronic interactivity, each of the artists will be staging a performance of their work. Here’s this part of this show:
This show was very special and a thrill to interview the fabulous Maggie Morse. Back in December of 2006, she’s the person that encouraged me to apply to DANM and get to where I am today. I would most likely not have a radio show. That’s for sure.
Margaret Morse is a Professor of Film and Digital Media at UCSC and For the last year and a half, Maggie has been Director of the University of California Education Abroad Study Center in Germany 2008-10. She is in town for the ART of COLLABORATION Symposium taking place this Thursday and Friday (October 22 & 23) at the Digital Arts Research Center. She is co-convening with B. Ruby Rich in creating this event. Also, this is the DARC inaugural event.
Prof. Morse is currently researching collaboration in art discourse and practice and exploring cultural changes in Eastern Europe 1989-2009. Her current writing projects include a monograph on Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will and a book on “Art and the Other Senses”.
We had a lot to talk about and as usual not enough time. We went through the entire event’s program. To hear the live broadcast please click here.
Here’s the twitter video that I took right before our show: