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Alvin Lucier’s Career Celebrated through Installation, Performance

For 40 years, Alvin Lucier, the John Spencer Camp Professor of Music, emeritus, has pioneered music composition and performance, including the notation of performers’ physical gestures, the use of brain waves in live performance, the generation of visual imagery by sound in vibrating media, and the evocation of room acoustics for musical purposes.

On Nov. 4-6, the Music Department and Center for the Arts celebrated Lucier’s remarkable musical career and contributions. Lucier retired in June 2010. Photos of the event are below. (Information provided by Andy Chatfield, press and marketing manager for the CFA)

Patrons explore the exhibit "Alvin Lucier (and His Artist Friends)" during the opening reception in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery on Nov. 5. The exhibit, curated by Andrea Miller-Keller, includes audio recordings, video, scores and album/CD artwork of musical compositions; selected works by other artists that have inspired or been inspired by Lucier's work, or exchanged ideas with the composer in meaningful ways; and memorabilia and ephemera of historical interest in the life and career of Alvin Lucier, the John Spencer Camp Professor of Music, emeritus. The exhibit is on display through Dec. 11.

Sichuan Earthquake Photographs Featured in FEAS Gallery Exhibit

Curator Patrick Dowdey speaks about the exhibit “The Great Sichuan Earthquake” March 30 in the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery. On May 12, 2008, a 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan, China toppled buildings, destroyed roads and left over 80,000 dead. The government responded immediately with a massive rescue effort, and thousands of volunteers from all over China visited the quake zone to help. This is the first U.S. exhibition of these photographs by Chinese photographers, who themselves participated in the relief work.

East Asian Studies Celebrates Freeman Family Garden with Exhibit

Patrick Dowdey, curator of the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, adjunct professor of East Asian Studies and anthropology, welcomed guests to the opening of "Shoyoan: Celebrating the Freeman Family Garden" March 31 in the Freeman Gallery. The exhibition features photographs, poetry and video that celebrate time and season in Wesleyan's Freeman Family Garden and Tatami Room.

Patrick Dowdey, curator of the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, adjunct professor of East Asian Studies and anthropology, welcomed guests to the opening of "Shoyoan: Celebrating the Freeman Family Garden" March 31 in the Freeman Gallery. The exhibition features photographs, poetry and video that celebrate time and season in Wesleyan's Freeman Family Garden and Tatami Room.

Emergency Response Studio Inspired by Hurricane Katrina Disaster

Nina Felshin, curator of exhibitions at the Center for the Arts, and Camille Parente, financial analyst/gallery coordinator, examine the Emergency Response Studio installed on the Center for the Arts green. The studio was inspired by artist Paul Villinski's visit to New Orleans, La. in August 2006 after Hurricane Katrina.

Nina Felshin, curator of exhibitions at the Center for the Arts, and Camille Parente, financial analyst/gallery coordinator, examine the Emergency Response Studio installed on the Center for the Arts green. The studio was inspired by artist Paul Villinski's visit to New Orleans, La. in August 2006 after Hurricane Katrina.

Though designed as an artist's studio and residence, Emergency Response Studio is an ingenious prototype for self-sufficient, solar-powered mobile housing.

Though designed as an artist's studio and residence, Emergency Response Studio is an ingenious prototype for self-sufficient, solar-powered mobile housing.

Emergency Response Studio is a transformed 30-foot Gulfstream Cavalier trailer, virtually identical to the 50,000 trailers built for FEMA.  Working continuously from April to October 2008, Villinski transformed the trailer's formaldehyde-ridden materials with green technology and building materials, including recycled denim insulation, bamboo cabinetry, compact fluorescent lighting, reclaimed wood, and floor tiles made from linseed oil.

Emergency Response Studio is a transformed 30-foot Gulfstream Cavalier trailer, virtually identical to the 50,000 trailers built for FEMA. Working continuously from April to October 2008, Villinski transformed the trailer's formaldehyde-ridden materials with green technology and building materials, including recycled denim insulation, bamboo cabinetry, compact fluorescent lighting, reclaimed wood, and floor tiles made from linseed oil.

Global Warning Exhibit Explores Climate Change through Visual Art

Artists and Climate Change, during an opening night reception May 1.

Nina Felshin, curator of exhibitions at the Ezra and Cecile Gallery, introduces the exhibit, "Global Warning: Artists and Climate Change," during an opening night reception May 1. The purpose of "Global Warning" is to increase awareness of climate change through challenging content that is laced with poetry and aesthetic power. Included in the show are works in a variety of media from the past three decades by Included in the exhibition are works by Marion Belanger, Nancy Cohen, Lenore Malen, Eve Mosher, Katie Shelly, Frances Whitehead, and students from Wesleyan's Architecture Research-Design-Build Studio taught by Elijah Huge.

Lenore Malen and The New Society for Universal Harmony presented a mixed medium sculptural installation titled "Harmony as a Hive" and two video projections titled "The Dance Language of the Bees" and "I Am the Animal." "Harmony as a Hive" explores the ancient relationship of bees to human society in view of recent threats to the world’s bee population by globalization and climate change. The videos touch on the relationship of the honeybee to our terrestrial ecosystem.

Lenore Malen and The New Society for Universal Harmony presented a mixed medium sculptural installation titled "Harmony as a Hive" and two video projections titled "The Dance Language of the Bees" and "I Am the Animal." "Harmony as a Hive" explores the ancient relationship of bees to human society in view of recent threats to the world’s bee population by globalization and climate change. The videos touch on the relationship of the honeybee to our terrestrial ecosystem.

Moods and Modes," designed with handmade paper and wire. It represents the vast quiet landscape of the Mullica River and the Great Bay Estuary and the fragility of life.

Artist Nancy Cohen presented her lyrical sculptural installation, "Estuary: Moods and Modes," designed with handmade paper and wire. It represents the vast quiet landscape of the Mullica River and the Great Bay Estuary and the fragility of life.

Katie Shelly '09 spoke about her work titled "Bottled," made of glass perfume bottles. Found in a dumpster behind a New Jersey cosmetics plant, these tiny perfume bottles are placed out of order and out of context, invading the gallery space.

Katie Shelly '09 spoke about her work titled "Bottled," made of glass perfume bottles. Found in a dumpster behind a New Jersey cosmetics plant, these tiny perfume bottles "are placed out of order and out of context, invading the gallery space." (Photos by Alexandra Portis '09)