Hey check out some video that Anikke Myers, Bucknell’s Photography Graduate Assistant, shot for us last weekend. Sorry if the sound quality isn’t the best. We hope to post a sound clip soon! Enjoy!
This last weekend during Bucknell’s Arts. Everywhere. Festival I was privileged to spend a lot of time with Tristan Shone, a.k.a. Author & Punisher, throughout the day before he performed on Saturday night. I actually met Tristan the night before at around 3 a.m., the time he rolled in from his show earlier that night in Philly, only to wish him a good night and head home for a short night’s sleep to prepare for a busy day.
The next morning, as hurricane Irene dumped feet of rain on us, I was able to hang out with Tristan to learn that he got an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering only to later pursue an MFA in visual arts from the University of California San Diego. [Read more…]
Lawn in front of Elaine Langone Center
August 27, 2011
Presented by the Samek Art Gallery as part of Bucknell University’s Art.Everywhere festival.
Author & Punisher melds performance art, drone metal music, and DIY custom-built industrial kinetic-sound machines with a twinkling of fun. The man behind the curtain is San Diego-based artist Tristan Shone.
Aquarius Records said of Author & Punisher, “The music becomes more than a chunk of industrial metal, it becomes a heaving metallic monster MADE from industrial metal, the various gears and servos emitting strange buzzes and whirrs, its thunderous footsteps the booming beat, the speaker rattling low end it’s guttural growl, and the howling vox, the man that commands this beast, and instructs it to do his bidding, a futuristic steampunk, post industrial robotic doom metal dirge, that we just can’t get enough of!”
One night only. It’s all you can handle. Trust us.
Director, Samek Art Gallery
THE BLACK LIST PROJECT
Volumes 2 and 3: Portraits by Timothy Greenfield Sanders
August 24 – October 2, 2011
Artist lecture on August 30 2011
7 pm in the Forum located on the second floor of the Elaine Langone Center
A reception will follow in the Samek Art Gallery
This exhibition consists of twenty-six framed portraits by filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. The portraits showcase African-American luminaries who have excelled in a wide array of professions and endeavors. Greenfield-Sanders created The Black List Project with Elvis Mitchell, a National Public Radio correspondent and former New York Times film critic. The two wished to use the photographs and the documentary to explore and, possibly, to redefine the negative connotations of the historically and racially-charged word “blacklist.”
The Greenfield-Sanders exhibition will give spectators an opportunity to delve into questions that emerge from the complex histories of portraiture and the conflation of those histories with the (re) presentation of the raced body. As we are all raced beings, the exhibition will evoke questions and potential dislocations of assumptions for all who experience it.
Carmen Gillespie, Guest Curator
August 24 – October 2, 2011
SELF PORTRAITS 2002-2004
Photographs by Myra Greene
Myra Greene is one of the most important upcoming fine art photographers of our time, whose work makes the viewer question our culture’s obsession with race and identity. Her eclectic use of photographic techniques varying from historical alternative processes to digital is determined by her ideas; not the other way around. Her Self-Portraits 2002-2004 series creates a tension between visibility and invisibility of her own body and presence, offering the viewer a critical journey into the way we discuss race and body imagery.
Tulu Bayar, Guest Curator