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.
With Clay Café, MFA Candidates expand on a project seen in 2018 in Patterson Gallery. A wide variety of ceramic objects, handmade by SoVA students, will be on view and available for visitors to explore and handle.
ScienceMeetsART brings a musical element to BPS. Here visitors can see research demonstrations, relating to music, brain and psychology. This project comes from Penn States Pitch Exploration Lab, a laboratory where faculty and students research layers of complexity through sound, memory and attentional flexibility.
SUSTAINABILITY ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION | Sustainability Teaching Panel Discussion
FEBRUARY 10 | 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Facilitators: A&A Sustainability Faculty Teaching Fellows
This roundtable will be used as a forum to enhance the sustainability educational experience for those with us at Penn State. Discussed will be the transformation and innovation of sustainability education content and pedagogy which we seek to embed sustainability competencies into courses and integrate sustainability into our culture.
A RETURN TO ORDER AND DISORDER
In the summer of 2018, Between Order and Disorder inhabited BPS. During that residency, the space filled with found object collections. At the conclusion of the exhibition, the project was unmade, given away, A Return to Order and Disorder builds upon that residency. Once again, collections and second-hand furniture will fill the space, but the pace will quicken to create a vibrant collection within the exhibition timeline. Some of the collections from the 2018 summer residency will be re-exhibited, recontextualized, and reconsidered from the Wunderkammer as both theoretical and conceptual frameworks. The emphasis for this new iteration of the exhibition will be on collecting textual, material, visual, and auditory stories from all participating collectors. These narratives will be displayed alongside the objects, gathered in books, and projected on the wall and from speakers.
CONVERGENCE: COLLEGE OF ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH EXHIBITION
BPS will host Convergence: College of Arts and Architecture Sustainability Research Exhibition. This project recognizes the sustainability researches that take place in the College of Arts and Architecture and explores sustainability research collaborations across the disciplines. The two-week exhibition will showcase the full range of sustainability research at the College of Arts and Architecture with an inclusive view of sustainability through traditional research poster presentations and poster presentations with a multimedia component.
GOLUMBIC SCHOLARSHIP EXHIBITION
The Reuben and Gladys Golumbic Scholarship Award is one of the most significant awards in the College of Arts and Architecture. This award recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated superior design, humanistic, and performance records and who have proven their potential for significant contribution to the arts and humanities. This exhibition presents the work of the 2020 nominees. Borland Project Space hosts the projects for presentations, judging, and public viewing.
SUSTAINABILITY ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION | Sustainability Behind A Marvelous Order
APRIL 6 | 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Facilitator: Judd Greenstein, Composer & Joshua Frankel, Director/Animator
The Sustainability Roundtable Series is supported by the Borland Project Space (BPS), the Center for Pedagogy in Arts and Design (C-PAD), the Center for Performing Arts (CPA), and the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence (SITE). This roundtable will be used as a forum to enhance the sustainability educational experience for those with us at Penn State. Discussed will be the transformation and innovation of sustainability education content and pedagogy which we seek to embed sustainability competencies into courses and integrate sustainability into our culture.
ILHAN KOMAN: INFINITY COMPUTED-1
This project is an exhibition of photos of Ilhan Koman’s works taken by Yıldırım Arıcı (from the Ilhan Koman Foundation in Turkey). The photos depict work by Ilhan Koman that explores the intersection between science and art. The exhibition will also include a replica of Koman’s sculptural work To Infinity, fabricated using aluminum sheets.
Campus Arts visits BPS again with a follow-up display of project documentation from eight artist proposals for projects to be completed within the 2019 – 2020 academic year. This project will involve didactic panels, images, video, and various programs for PSU affiliates.