Is It Me, For A Moment? | Cornerstone Arts Week 2017

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Miranda July, photo by Todd Cole

Monday, January 30

Opening Reception | After Before
Cornerstone Arts Center
5:30-7 pm

We begin Cornerstone Arts Week with a multidisciplinary event to mark the opening of IDEA Space exhibition After Before by JoAnn Verburg. The event features a panel discussion with JoAnn Verburg and Colorado College faculty members, interactions with the exhibition, a sound installation by Jane Riggler and Lewis Keller as well as a dance performance, Plastique.

Plastique is an ironic and playful dance performance placing the human body in interactions with plastic grocery bags. Choreographed by Sue Lauther and Shawn Womack; Ormao dancers David Foster, Will Ladnier, Venese Medovich and Laura Treglia are joined by Colorado College students Monica Black and Trevon Newmann.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, January 31

 

Lunch and Conversation with JoAnn Verburg
Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center
12:15 – 1:30 pm
Dine and hear from acclaimed photographer Verburg, IDEA Curator Jessica Hunter-Larsen and Professor of Philosophy Jonathan Lee. Lunch provided; reservations required at jessica.hunterlarsen@coloradocollege.edu Gaylord Hall, first floor of the Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.; $15.

Moment to Moment: A Student Art Experience
Cornerstone Arts Center
5:30-7 pm
This one night event features Colorado College student art projects including installation, time based art, and more. All works and experiences will be housed in the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center. Curated by Sophie Capp ’17. 

Wednesday, Feb. 1


Music-at-Midday featuring Moments Musicales
Packard Hall
12:15-1 pm

KEYNOTE | “LOST CHILD!” by Miranda July
Celeste Theatre, Cornerstone Arts Center
7:30 pm
In this autobiographical artist talk Miranda July discusses the making of books, shoes, friends, movies, performances and personal protection devices — from her earliest work as a fledgling artist in Portland, OR to her current successes and tribulations as an award-winning filmmaker and best-selling author. With moments of interactive performance, video clips and short readings,  LOST CHILD! explores the inner world of one of today’s most original artists. Keynote event with Miranda July presenting “Lost Child!”.  Free and open to the public.

Thursday, Feb. 2



Film Screening | Me and You and Everyone We Know
Film Screening Room, Cornerstone Arts Center 
7:00-8:45 pm

Trailer | Me and You and Everyone We Know
The film is directed, written by and starring Miranda July. Free and open to the public.

Friday, Feb. 3

Critical Karaoke | The Who, Quadrophenia, and Others: Is It Me For A Moment?
Film Screening Room, Cornerstone Arts Center
5:30-7 p.m.,
Taking Critical Karaoke off the airwaves we drop the personalities on stage for an in-person rendition of the show. Colorado College professors Ryan Banagale (Music) and Steven Hayward (English) bring with them music, insight, and banter. Free and open to the public.

After Before by JoAnn Verburg

After Before
January 26 – March 11, 2017

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Artichoke. JoAnn Verburg. 2015.

Opening Reception and Cornerstone Arts Week Kickoff Celebration

Monday, January 30, 5:30pm

After Before presents the perils and seductions of consumerism, using the canals of Venice as a locus. In this new series, acclaimed photographer JoAnn Verburg investigates a global issue – the pollution of the world’s water systems – through a close examination of detritus found in a single location. Eliding the dangers of heavy-handed social commentary, Verburg’s nuanced and hauntingly beautiful series draws attention to the tragedy that the proliferation of trash in the environment represents, while simultaneously acknowledging the inherent satisfactions of our love affair with consumer goods. To create the series, Verburg first photographs or films discarded objects she finds in Venice’s historic waterways. Here, the displaced plastic wrappers, deflated basketballs, corks, and fruit rinds that float in the canals act as poignant signifiers of consumer culture run amok. Armed with these images of found trash, she then sets out to purchase new versions of the discarded objects. In a second series of images, she then presents these everyday items, exquisitely photographed as though they were luxury goods. Placed on pedestals, awash in revelatory light, or located in ornate surroundings, these quotidian commodities transform into objects of profound desire.

 
 
 

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