Art & Design professor Nathaniel Stern dives in with this truly unique project. "Rippling Images" opens in Johannesburg this week. Learn more.
Congratulations to Vocal Performance student Katie Henry on placing first in her category at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Competition! Katie traveled to Boston to compete in two rounds of the NATS competition in the Upper College Women category, which included women from across the country, and was named first place winner last Monday. We are honored to have Katie representing the Peck School and UW-Milwaukee! Learn more.
By Trisha Bee
July 15, 2014
Empowering people through dance. Laura Langemo hangs out with the dance organization Sole Matter to learn about their mission and to get a dance lesson. Watch the videos at Fox 6.
Sole Matter's Artistic Director, Cedric Garner, is a former UWM Dance student. UWM Hip Hop Dance Associate Lecturer Sam Wood is one of Sole Matter's board members.
By Karen Stokes
July 10, 2014
Urban Dial Milwaukee
Julie Borouchoff, director of SuperStars Summer Arts Camp, loves clowning around…literally. She has been performing as a professional clown since the ‘80s.
Borouchoff, who is holds a certificate in autism, was inspired to start SuperStars while working with autistic children for many years at Milwaukee Public Schools.
“I use my performance skills, along with my compassion for kids on the autism spectrum when teaching at SuperStars,” said Borouchoff. “I want to make this a fun and positive experience for children to be themselves and learn to interact with others while experiencing drama, movement, dance and visual arts.”
The two-week summer camp, in its fifth year, welcomes children on the autism spectrum, siblings and friends from ages 4 to 17. This year’s session ran until June 27.
... SuperStars is a family affair for Borouchoff. Her son Avi, 18, is the song leader and her daughter Brianna, 24, sings and assists campers.
Read the full article at Urban Dial Milwaukee.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival - one of the region's longest-running film events and a cornerstone gathering for the LGBT + communities - returns thisOctober 16-26. The 29th annual edition will be draped across two weekends, running 11 consecutive days.
The parade of days that this year's Festival offers summons a calendar format that for years was the norm. "The Festival always unspooled so," recalls Festival Director Carl Bogner, also an instructor in the UWM Film Department. "For the last four years we have been concentrating our energies mostly into shoehorning as many films as possible into one long and rich-with-film weekend, with other events through the year. It was a good experiment, with lots of successes, but many of our patrons will appreciate the greater temporal elbow room to experience even more film-going options."
Bogner once again promises a lively and international mix of narrative features, documentaries, experimental media and short films. Already on deck are Moroccan author/ filmmaker Abdellah Taïa's "Salvation Army," a drama about one Northern African boy's coming of age; Sophie Hyde's "52 Tuesdays," the Sundance Festival award-winning drama about a teenage girl's adjustment to her mother's gender transition; blair doroshwalther's "Out in the Night," a documentary about the plight of The New Jersey 4, a group of young African American lesbians charged with gang assault after defending themselves against an assailant; and Madeleine Olnek's "The Foxy Merkins," an absurdist comedy that parodies cinematic narrative conventions around sex work.
"The fall is a wonderfully rich time," notes Bogner. "AIDS Walk Wisconsin - with Tim Gunn; the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center's Big Night Out; the Milwaukee Film Festival. The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival is thrilled to be a singular part of such a mix."
The Festival is presented by the Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres in UWM Peck School of the Arts and made possible thanks to Festival Sponsor Joseph R. Pabst. The Festival also acknowledges the essential support provided by UWM Union Programming, UWM Union Theatre, UWM's LGBT Resource Center, UWM Libraries, the UWM LGBT Studies program as well as generous individuals, businesses, and campus and community organizations.
By Troy Rhoades
July 10, 2014
College Art Association's Art Journal
In Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance, Nathaniel Stern would like us to remember the body's potential for moving, thinking, and feeling in relation to digital interactive artworks. He wants this triumvirate of bodily activities—what he defines as embodiment—to be placed in the foreground of thought when we discuss interactive art. It is his contention that technology and representational content have been the focal points of interactive art for too long, and it is time for a paradigm shift. “We must get away from concentrating only on the signs and images on the screen or the interface, away from privileging the technology and what it affords. We must engage with the quality and styles of movement that are rehearsed with interactive art” (15–16). Stern sees the need to stop explaining what interactive art is as a technological object or a generator of signs. He asserts instead that our attention should be placed on what interactive art does as it shapes our potential for embodiment, that is, our ability to move-think-feel with the work. It is important to note that Stern is not completely rejecting technological and representational approaches to interactive art and solely focusing on embodiment. Rather, he wants us to notice that there is a glaring absence of embodiment in many of the present methods used to analyze this type of work. This book is his attempt to address the long-overdue need to reevaluate this field of art. He reveals that we have always been moving-thinking-feeling with interactive art.
Read the full article at Taylor & Francis Online.
Kyoung Ae Cho is the third artist featured in Lynden’s Women, Nature, Science series.
Cho teaches at Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The series was the brainchild of Polly Morris, executive director at Lynden Sculpture Garden.
“I started this series a year or so ago, because I was interested in connecting what goes outside here, with what goes on inside,” Morris says.
The Lynden Sculpture Garden is located about 10 miles north of downtown Milwaukee. The 40-parcel was the estate of Harry and Peg Bradley, whose legacies includes the Allen-Bradley Co. and a breathtaking collection of art. A smidge over four years ago, the “Bradley place” opened as the Lynden Sculpture Garden.
Read the full story and listen to the interview at WUWM.