THE CENTER FOR MUSLIM LIFE AT DUKE AND THE FREEMAN CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE
Save a Child's Heart International Photography Exhibition
February 1 - March 5, 2010
The Freeman Center for Jewish Life and the Center for Muslim Life at Duke will be co-hosting an exhibit about Save a Child's Heart from February 1 through March 5. Consisting of approximately forty photographs, the exhibit documents children in their native countries, arriving in Israel, staying at the Children's House, preparing and recovering from surgery, and returning home healthy.
The exhibit will be on display Monday through Thursday, 10 AM-2 PM, and by appointment. A reception will be held on February 15 at 6:30 PM, and parking is available at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life (1415 Faber St., Durham). If you have any questions or would like to schedule a viewing, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save a Child's Heart (SACH) is an Israeli-based international humanitarian project providing lifesaving heart surgery and follow-up care for children from developing countries, regardless of their race, religion, or financial situation.
Organizers: Jewish Life at Duke, Muslim Life at Duke, Muslim Student Association, Rubenstein-Silvers Hillel Student Board
Co-Sponsors: Kenan Institute for Ethics, DukeEngage, Duke Global Health Institute, Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke Islamic Studies Center, Center for Jewish Studies at Duke University, Duke Faith Council, Arab Student Organization, Duke Friends of Israel, REMEDY, Duke Global Medical Brigades, FIMRC, Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast
A DIGITAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL
February 16 - 20, 2010
The C.H.A.T. festival will take place February 16-20, 2010, on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. The festival comprises four major elements:
- Interactive Exhibits
A number of Duke University Visual Studies Initiative, ISIS, and HASTAC people are involved in the C.H.A.T. Digital Arts and Humanities Festival.
"Architecture of Association"
Bill Seaman (Duke) and Daniel Howe (Brown)
Joyce Rudinsky (UNC), with collaborators Victoria Szabo (Duke), Mark Robinson (UNC), Eric Knisley and Jason Coposky (RENCI).
"Things Fall Apart"
Casey Alt (Duke)
Alexandra Dodson (Duke) and Laura Fravel (UNC); Rebecca Wood (Duke) and Michal Koszycki (Duke); Zach Blas and Whitney Trettien (Duke); undergrad work from Cameron and Colin Jones, John Peter Cafaro, Neo Chung (Duke). Animation and 3D modeling reels from Raquel Salvatella and Casey Alt's students (Duke).
See http://www.chatfestival2010.com/student-projects-exhibition.html for the full list of student participants.
"WIRED! New Representation Technologies for Historical Materials"- Caroline Bruzelius, Sheila Dillon, Raquel Salvatella de Prada (Duke) Wednesday, Feb. 17, Noon
"Scientific Method and Narrative Form"
Kate Hayes and Michael Young (NC State -- also teaching in ISIS this semester)
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1-2 PM
"The Future of Learning in the Digital Age"
Cathy Davidson (Duke) and John McGowan (UNC)
Thursday, Feb. 18, 11 AM-12 Noon
"Readymade Digital Tools and the Potential of Creating New Tools"
Hyde Hall, Incubator, Bill Seaman and Julian Lombardi (Duke) Friday, Feb. 19, 6-7 PM
"Games and Storytelling"
Victoria Szabo (Duke), moderator
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4-5:30 PM
"Game as Medium"
Casey Alt (Duke) and Pinar Yolkas (Duke, Visiting Artist), panelists Friday, Feb. 19, 4:30-6:30 PM
For more details, and to check out the full festival schedule, please visit http://www.chatfestival2010.com/
NASHER MUSEUM OF ART
Lines of Attack: Conflicts in Caricature
February 4 - May 16, 2010
Honore Daumier, Ne vous y frottez pas, 1834, lithograph.
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7:00 PM, Nasher Auditorium
Roundtable Discussion: "The Press: Balance, Bias, and the Freedom of Speech." Exploring the role of print media in fostering political debate in contemporary America. Panelists include Jay Hamilton (Duke), David Paletz (Duke), Robert Entman (George Washington University), Kevin Martin (Chairman of Federal Communications Commission, 2005-2009)
Thursday, Feb. 18, 7:00 PM, Nasher Auditorium
Film: "Journeys with George" (Alexandra Pelosi and Aaron Lubarsky, 2002)
Steve Bell, Yellow Cake Road, 2004. Watercolor paper, pen, ink and watercolor, 9" x 12". Appeared in The Guardian, January 21, 2004.
The exhibition will explore the significance and impact of political caricature by comparing images from the pastÑcanonical works by Daumier and his contemporaries featuring French king Louis-Philippe (1830-1848)-with work produced much more recently, during the tenure of U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush (1993-2008). The exhibition will highlight the development of graphic satire as a significant journalistic medium, explore its strengths and limitations as a catalyst for debate, and investigate caricature's prospective place within emerging Web-based media, as traditional print journalism adapts to new technological forms.
The exhibition is organized by the Nasher Museum at Duke, with guest curator Neil McWilliam, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Art and Art History in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University. At the Nasher Museum the exhibition is supported by Duke University's Provost's Common Fund.
EAST DUKE CORRIDOR GALLERY INSTALLATION
Merrill Shatzman, ART poem, 24" x 30", digital print.
A new multimedia installation by artists Raquel Salvatella de Prada and Merrill Shatzman (Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies) and poet Deborah Pope (Department of English) is on view in the East Duke Building Corridor Gallery on Duke's East Campus.
Supported by a Council for the Arts Collaboration Development Grant and the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, this multi-faceted project displays the collaborative work of these Duke professors in exploring the interactive relationship between original visual artwork with original creative text. The installation features the poetry of Pope, the letterforms and digital prints of Shatzman, and the animation of Salvatella de Prada, highlighting the potential of digital media in translating the written word.
Raquel Salvatella de Prada, stlll frame from Art poem video.
The resulting exhibition, ART, reflects the artists' own interactive, interdisciplinary, individual, and collective dynamic, aspiring to simultaneously enact and celebrate the essence and process of creating itself: Art in all its rhythms of paradox, play, persistence, its rough turns and joys; its restless circling, transcendent moments of ephemeral poise, and ceaseless seeking.
For further information please go to: http://www.dukevisualstudies.org/letters