Comprising a series of installations, video art, and interactive performance art, Serap Erincin’s residency, titled Human Rights/Human Rites, highlights legitimized human rights violations in the Western/Civilized/First world. Erincin contemplates ritual as metaphor through a constellation of affective and sensorial pieces, such as LifeWest and WishBoat, which contextualize the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, and The Time of Your Life, about the death penalty. Additionally, Erincin will host participatory events, including a workshop and a panel, that invite the community to create multimedia art and converse on issues at the intersection of social justice and aesthetics.
The Campus Arts Initiative is a project of Penn State’s Strategic Planning Seed Grant program. From October 1-10, 2019 eight artist proposals for projects to be completed within the 2019 – 2020 academic year will be on display in BPS. The display will be a culmination of several artist presentations and a panel discussion, led by Campus Arts about upcoming projects.
Art at the Center: Transdisciplinary Creativity
Art at the Center: Transdisciplinary Creativity is a proposal for activating pedagogical environments that envision sustainable futures. We have planned a series of events for four weeks from transdisciplinary collaborations with art at the center between art education faculty and students with colleagues outside of the School of Visual Arts. Throughout each of the four weeks, students and art education faculty members will schedule open hours to work on and invite others to join the arts-based research projects. Each week will include lectures, performances, and/or demonstrations by art education faculty in collaboration with others.