FALL 2003

Thursday, October 9, 5:15 PM
W.J.T. Mitchell

Departments of Art History and English, University of Chicago and Editor, Critical Inquiry
"Addressing Media"
Pick-Laudati Auditorium, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
(Co-sponsored with the Department of Art History, the Department of English, the Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities, the Simeon F. Leland Fund, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, and Block Cinema)

Thursday, October 16, 5:00 PM
Paolo Berdini
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
"Michelangelo's non finito: the Crisis of Renaissance Naturalism"
Pick-Laudati Auditorium, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
(Co-sponsored by the Department of Art History)

Wednesday, October 29, 5:30 PM
Carolee Schneeman
multidisciplinary artist
"Disruptive Consciousness"
Pick-Laudati Auditorium, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
(Co-sponsored with the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Center for Art and Technology, and the Program in Gender Studies)

Friday - Saturday, December 5-6
Conference
"Interior Temptation": Early Modern Imagination
(Co-organized by Claudia Swan, Department of Art History and Director, PSI and Fernando Vidal, MPIWG, Berlin; Co-sponsored by PSI and the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin, with support from Science in Human Culture)

All talks on Friday, December 5 will take place in Harris Hall 108; on Saturday, December 6, we will convene in the Pick-Laudati Auditorium of the Block Museum. Both locations are on the Northwestern Evanston Campus.

For the workshop prospectus, please see <prospectus>
For the workshop schedule, please see <schedule>


WINTER 2004

February 13-18
Images, In Spite of All
Georges Didi-Huberman, Professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris
The series is sponsored at Northwestern by the French Interdisciplinary Group, the Program for the Study of the Imagination, the Center for the Humanities, the Programs in Jewish Studies and in Comparative Literature, the Art History Department and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

Friday, February 13, 4:00-6:00 PM,
2-380, Kresge Hall (French & Italian seminar room), Northwestern University
Monday, February 16, 4:00-6:00 PM,
2-380, Kresge Hall (French & Italian seminar room), Northwestern University
Tuesday, February 17, 4:30 PM,
Cochrane-Woods Art Center 157, University of Chicago
Wednesday, February 18, 5:00-7:00 PM,
Hagstrum Room, University Hall (second floor), Northwestern University


March 18
Breaking Barriers: A Discussion with Lorna Simpson

Contemporary artist Lorna Simpson will discuss the current state of her work and the issues she explores through her films and videos. A panel discussion led by Ed Paschke will follow. Participants: Hamza Walker, Dawoud Bey, and Rhona Hoffman.
Support for this program is provided by the Myers Foundations, the Department of African American Studies, the Department of Radio/TV/Film, and the Program in the Study of Imagination.
5:00 pm at the Pick-Laudati Auditorium, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art


SPRING 2004

March 31
Bodily and Pictorial Surfaces. The Representation of Skin in late 18th- and 19th-Century France
Mechtild Fend, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgesichte
Sponsored by the Department of Art History, the Program for the Study of Imagination, and the Science in Human Culture Program.
5:00 pm at Kresge Hall, Room 3-430 (Art History Seminar Room), Northwestern University


April 16
Colloquium in Art and Technology: Database Documentaries from the Labyrinth Project
Marsha Kinder, Professor of Cinema, Comparative Literature and Spanish, University of Southern California
Sponsored by the Center for Art and Technology; Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art; Block Cinema; the Program on the Study of the Imagination; and the Department of Radio, Television and Film.
3-6 pm at the Louis Hall Auditorium


April 26
Woman Inside Out: Art, Gender and Anatomy in the Renaissance
A symposium co-sponsored by the Program in the Study of Imagination, the Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities, and the Department of Art History.

Women's Secrets: Gender, Generation, and the Origins of Human Dissection
Katharine Park, History of Science and Women's Studies, Harvard University

The Significance of Perceiving 'Mona Lisa's' Beating Pulse in the Renaissance
Fredrika Jacobs, Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University

Moderator: Lyle Massey, Art History, Northwestern University

5 PM, at the Pick-Laudati Auditorium, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art


April 28-May 2
Performing Imagination
Performing Imagination is a cross-disciplinary, cross-school, multi-media and multi-cultural event that draws together a wide range of creative artists and scholars who work with various concepts of imagination and the imaginary in action. Performances, lectures and installations will be presented at a variety of campus locations from April 28 through May 2. Performing Imagination is co-sponsored by the Program in the Study of the Imagination, the Center for Art and Technology, the Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the New Music Marathon.

Thursday April 29
Deep Listeners: Music, Emotion and Trancers
Judith Becker, Professor of Ethnomusicology, School of Music, University of Michigan
4:30-6:00 PM at the Pick-Laudati Auditorium, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art

The Smiths Performance Group presents Nothing Ever Happens (an Evening of Disappearing Acts), as created by Northwestern University Dance Faculty Lisa Wymore and Sheldon B. Smiths.
Eric Tal and Maghan O'Halloran, Northwestern University CIRA grant winners, present a performance of their multi-media piece featuring alternative ways of capturing movement on video.
8:00-10:00 PM at the Ballroom Studio of the Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center

Friday April 30
Colloquium in Art and Technology: Monsters and Marvels and Other Permutations of the Wireless Imagination
Gregory Whitehead is the director of the renowned Laboratory For Innovation and
Acoustic Research (LIAR), and the founder of the award-winning International
Institute for Screamscape Studies. Sponsored with the Center for Art and Technology.
3:00-6:00 PM at Louis Hall Auditorium


Nortec Collective members Fussible, Bostich, and VJ CBrown
The Nortec Collective is a group of musicians and visual artists from Tijuana who combine elements from norteno and banda music and culture from the north of Mexico and the American Southwest with the technology of electronic and techno.
8:00 PM at the Ballroom Theater of the Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Saturday May 1
Exhibitions of multi-media works by Northwestern University students and faculty.
Works presented include:
"Wave Harmonies," Annette Barbier and Drew Browning
"The Singing Brook," Gary Kendall
"E V O," Oliver Hockenhull
All Day in Louis Hall.

Creating Works of Imagination: Intermedia and Collaborations
Two participatory panel discussions with artists from Performing Imagination events and Northwestern University Faculty.
1:00-4:00 PM at Louis Hall Auditorium

Reception for Performing Imagination
5:00 PM at Louis Hall

Performances by Lucid Dream Ensemble under the direction of Northwestern University Music Technology faculty Virgil Moorefield; and Fool's Paradise, a virtual reality and live music collaboration by Northwestern University faculty Paul Hertz and composer Stephen Dembski, University of Wisconsin, Madison, with soprano Juliet Petrus.
8:00 PM, in the Louis Hall Room 106

Sunday May 2
New Music Marathon
Northwestern University's annual New Music Marathon will feature over a dozen exhiliarating performances of contemporary composed and improvised music. Highlights include pianist Amy Dissanayake's brand new Tango Project, electric guitarist/composer Elliott Sharp playing original works and improvising, the expansive sound world of flute pioneer Robert Dick, works for instruments and electronics by Amnon Wolman, pianist Winston Choi with flutist Tom Robertello, Pinotage, Quintet Attaca, Eighth Blackbird, the German experimental Ensemble Integrales, and a number of works by featured composer Bernard Rands, who will be in attendance.
2-10 PM, the auditorium of the Block Gallery and Pick-Staiger Concert Hall


May 6
Visionaries and Animators in Post-Mannerist Italian Painting
Michael Cole, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by the Department of Art History and the Program in the Study of Imagination.
5:00pm at Kresge Hall, Room 3-430 (Art History Seminar Room), Northwestern University


May 20-22
IMAGO
Sarah Graber, Writer/Director
Kerstin Mercer, Producer
IMAGO is a mask play based on Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, using circus arts, projections of images, shadow art, live originally composed music, and storytelling to present the journey through the Castle of Alma. This production has received the full CIRA grant and the Program in the Study of the Imagination grant.

All performances will take place in the Louis Room of the Norris University Center. Show times include:
Thursday, May 20, at 8:00pm
Friday, May 21 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm
Saturday, May 22 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm

Tickets will be $5


For abstracts of the papers and further information, please contact psi@northwestern.edu