A Tesla Tantric Yoga Class

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 4:30pm

Cornerstone Arts Center Flex Room

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Come practice Yogla with Her Teslaness Kat Tudor, if you want to find the secrets of the universe while practicing energy, frequency and vibration.

Reception and Artists Talks with Dove Bradshaw and David Fodel

Friday, October 3, 4:30pm

IDEA Space

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Dove Bradshaw

Dove Bradshaw enlists the unpredictable effects of time, weather, erosion, and indoor and outdoor atmospheric conditions on natural, chemical, and manufactured materials. Grants received include: National Endowment for the Arts (1975); The Pollock-Krasner Award (1985); The Furthermore Grant (2003); and The National Science Foundation for Artists Grant (2006). Her work has been shown regularly in the US, Europe, Korea and Japan, and she appeared in the 6th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea. She is represented in the permanent collections of many major museums including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York); Museum of Modern Art (New York); The National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC); The Art Institute of Chicago; The British Museum (London); Centre Pompidou (Paris); and Marble Palace, Russian State Museum (St. Petersburg).

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David Fodel

 

David Fodel is an artist, educator, writer, and curator whose work reveals the traces of systems and processes – technological and otherwise – that are overlooked. His eclectic installations, live performances, award-winning sound design and video works have been exhibited, screened, and performed internationally including: Festival ECUA-UIO (Quito, Ecuador); Future Places Festival (Porto, Portugal); Transmediale (Berlin, Germany); and the International Symposium on Electronic Art. He has been featured in Wired Magazine, and published by Media-N: The Journal of the New Media Caucus, The Experimental Television Center, and Sekans Cinema Journal. Fodel was selected for a residency in 2013 by the National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow. He teaches Live Media, Creative Computation, and Interdisciplinary Practices at the University of Colorado, Denver and co-curates the MediaLive Festival. He has an MFA in Electronic Media Arts & Design from the University of Denver.

 

Lecture: “Tesla: Inventor, Artist, and Entrepreneur: The Several Lives of Nikola Tesla” by W. Bernard Carlson

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Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7pm

Cornerstone Arts Center Celeste Theatre

Author of a recently published and widely acclaimed biography of Tesla, W. Bernard Carlson’s research demystifies the legendary inventor by placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time. Carlson’s work examines Tesla’s inventions as well as the creation and maintenance of his celebrity. Drawing on original documents from Tesla’s private and public life, Carlson shows how he was an “idealist” inventor who sought the perfect experimental realization of a great idea or principle, and who skillfully sold his inventions to the public through mythmaking and illusion. Carlson’s biography sheds new light on Tesla’s visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his most important technological breakthroughs. Presented by the Innovation Institute, with support from the Economics Department’s Innovative Minds Lecture Series.

 

 

Film Screening: Tripping The Light Electric (2003)

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Thursday, September 18, 6pm

Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room

A short film directed by Lance Acord (Lost in Translation, Being John Malkovich) about Tesla’s time in Colorado Springs. Produced by Kat and Bob Tudor. Starring Gregory Wagrowski as Nikola Tesla.

IDEA Cabaret: Transmitting Tesla: Portrayals of Tesla in the Media

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Thursday, September 18, 4:30pm


Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room

During his lifetime (1856-1943) and beyond, Nikola Tesla has been portrayed as an iconoclast genius, a flamboyant showman, a failed businessman, and as the prophet of a new spiritual age. In this presentation, Dylan Nelson and Clay Haskell, Assistant Professors of Film and New Media, explore the ways in which Tesla has been depicted in film and other media venues. Their talk considers how representations of Tesla reflect changing societal values and desires, as well as aspects of the man himself.

IDEA Cabaret: Tesla in Context

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Thursday, September 11, 4:30pm

Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room

Until a relatively recent surge in popularity, Tesla had faded from history, overshadowed by his rival Thomas Edison’s more commercially-savvy marketing.  Current portrayals of Tesla position him as an “outsider” scientist who worked in isolation; his Orthodox upbringing and subsequent spiritual proclivities have heightened this perception. In this Cabaret presentation, Jane Murphy (Colorado College Associate Professor of History), Marion Hourdequin (Colorado College Associate Professor of Philosophy) and Dan Miller (Associate Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies at the Colorado School of Mines, discuss Tesla’s place in science history and identify his various scientific and spiritual influences.

Tesla at the What If…Festival

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Saturday, September 6 9am – 4pm

Downtown Colorado Springs

IDEA and Smokebrush present “Tesla at the What If…Festival”, featuring Tesla-inspired art and Tesla Toaster, a traveling pop up Tesla exhibit by Kat Tudor celebrating and honoring Tesla’s influence on her art including the creation of Aqualuz, a global event healing the earth’s waters with light, sound and soul. The What If…Festival is an annual event showcasing innovative thinking in all its many manifestations. Explore inventions and innovations in robotics, cycling, apps, art, broadcasting, 3D printing, urban farming, musical instruments, sports, and more!

Opening Reception and IDEA Cabaret: The Creative Spark: Understanding Tesla’s Innovations

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Thursday, September 4, 4:30pm

Cornerstone Arts Center Main Space and IDEA Space

IDEA Cabaret is an ongoing series of public conversations between artists, community experts, and Colorado College faculty from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Audience participation is encouraged! In this inaugural Tesla-themed Cabaret, Colorado College faculty members Richard Hilt (Professor of Physics), Kathy Giuffre (Professor of Sociology) and Ted Lindeman (Professor of Chemistry) demonstrate some of Tesla’s breakthrough inventions and explore the intersections between creative vision and scientific practice.

Mandala of Enlightenment Concert

Jane Rigler

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Mandala of Enlightenment Concert
by Jane Rigler

Thursday, June 26 at 5:30pm
at I.D.E.A. Space

 Jane Rigler will perform original musical works that intend to enrich the meditative experience of the Mandala of Enlightenment: the Dhyani Buddhas exhibit.

This 50 minute concert will explore deep listening concepts, sonically detailing the intricacies and background stories behind the traditions of the images, as well as offer new insights.

Flutist, composer, and educator Jane Rigler (Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) has performed nationally and internationally as a soloist and in ensembles in contemporary music festivals, premiering new works and compositions written especially for her. She has been granted numerous awards and residencies nation-wide for her works that center on community-building, stretching the boundaries of musical performance and audience interaction. Through her works and her manual The Vocalization of the Flute she has become known for innovations in flute performance, techniques, and musical vocabulary. Rigler’s works range from solo acoustic pieces to multi-disciplinary interactive electronic ensemble works. In 2009-10, Jane received the Japan United States Friendship Commission Fellowship and has since returned to Japan several times to premiere her sound installations and performance projects. 

Browse Jane’s website http://www.janerigler.com where you’ll find information about her work as a flutist, composer, educator, and organizer of events.  New audio is constantly being added to her Audio page. Roam around to find the latest information about her performances, projects and teaching activities.

Variations on “Sand”, A Poem by Jane Hilberry

Video by Patrizia Herminjard

Still of Video by Patrizia Herminjard

June 17 & 18

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center Main Space

  • Tuesday, June 17 at 9:30pm. Special Preview Performance after the Summer Music Festival Orchestral Concert on Tickets to Orchestra Concert required. $25 available at Worner Center Desk.
  • Wednesday, June 18 at 5:30pm. Free public performance. No tickets required

 

This collaborative performance presents three interpretations of Jane Hilberry’s poem Sand. The project began when Hilberry, a professor English at Colorado College and award-winning poet, met composer Gabriel Globus-Hoenich at an artist residency at the Banff Center in Alberta, Canada.  During the residency, Globus-Hoenich created the jazz composition that forms the nexus of the current collaboration.  Variations on “Sand” includes an expressive movement piece for two dancers created by Shawn Womack, Associate Professor of Dance at Colorado College, and a video installation created by Patrizia Herminjard, Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer in Dance at Colorado College.  Variations on “Sand” is presented in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Colorado College’s Summer Music Festival.

Sand” is written and read by Jane Hilberry;

The video installation was created by Patrizia Herminjard, and features dancers Anusha Kedhar and Marin Day

Choreography is by Shawn Womack, and features dancers Mary Ripper Baker and Aoi Koenig

The composition inspired by “Sand” is created by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich and features:

  • Lila Mori, Vocals
  • Jana Lee Ross, Vocals and Piano
  • Bambam Rodriguez, Bass Guitar
  • Tim Wendel, Guitar
  • Gabriel Globus-Henich, Percussion
 
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