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ArtsFest 2004, October 27 through November 7, Will Explore Relationship Between Art & Technology

ArtsFest 2004, October 27 through November 7, Will Explore Relationship Between Art & Technology

October 16, 2004

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Artfest 2004.gifOctober 16, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - What is the relationship between art & technology? How is art affected -- altered, enhanced, or demeaned -- through collaboration or conflict with the feverish pace of advancements in technology? These questions and more are the subject of DePauw's third annual University-wide celebration of the arts: "ArtsFest 2004: art & technology." Opening Wednesday, October 27 and continuing through Sunday, November 7, the festival features performances and exhibitions by visiting artists and DePauw faculty and students.

Departments and organizations collaborating in the 12-day event include the Art Department, Film Studies, the Classics Department, The DePauw Performing Art Series, the School of Unstoppable_Hum.jpgMusic, the English Department, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Department of Communication and Theatre, the DePauw Greek community and numerous DePauw student organizations.

Events include contemporary media artist Sabrina Raaf who works in experimental sculptural media and digital imaging. Visitors to the exhibit in the Peeler Art Center will engage with machines that merge the interaction with complex computer systems architecture to make art. Read more about the exhibition by clicking here.

Halloween night will feature a screening of Metropolis, the legendary 1927 Fritz Lang film on the horrors of technology. Art educator Bear Koss will return to DePauw for the festival to inspire and assist students guarneri.jpgfrom the Compton Center for Peace and Justice in the creation of their own artistic response to the impact of technology on their lives.

For visitors seeking less challenging but equally engaging events, the festival includes a performance by the world-renowned Guarneri String Quartet. A highlight of the concert will be a new work by award winning American composer, Richard Danielpour, which was co-commissioned by DePauw University (read more here). 

Later in the week, DePauw Theatre will open Little Women, a dramatic adaptation of the Little Women 2004.jpgLouisa May Alcott classic by assistant professor Tim Good featuring an original composition by visiting composer Andrew Simpson (read more here).

Of particular interest to the Greencastle community will be an evening of jazz with veteran New York artists Kevin Burke, Junko Arita, and Greencastle's own jazz virtuoso, Tad Robinson. Robinson, who has released his third CD, tours frequently throughout the US and Europe.

Rounding out the ample schedule of events are performances by the DePauw University Orchestra (read more here) and the DePauw Chamber Singers; readings by the Creative Writing faculty and students; a screening of Star Wars accompanied by a lecture by historian and author, David West Reynolds (read more here); a concert by Native American musician Robert "Tree" Cody and Hovia Edwards; a performance/lecture on the artistry of designer Mario Maccaferri, and much more.

Art Attack, a day of free art performances, workshops and activities for children of all ages will close ArtsFest 2004. The DePauw Greek community and student organizations such as Union Board, MENC, umIMPROVable: the DePauw improv troupe, and the student literary magazine, A Midwestern Review,all plan to contribute to this popular community event.

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