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Sunday, March 11, 3 p.m.
plis de temps or “time folds,” takes as a point of departure the ceramic sculpture Pli Selon Pli by Akiyama Yo on view in the David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing. In this sound installation, Robert Seaback, Harn Composer-in-Residence, exposes the materiality of sound through the deconstruction and reassembly of sound sources. Seaback is a UF Ph.D. candidate in music composition and technology and a research assistant for the Florida Electroacoustic Music Studio. Learn more here.
Saturday, March 17, 1 - 4 pm
Experience performances of contemporary dance, West African, Classical Indian, hip-hop and more, presented by the UF School of Theatre and Dance. In collaboration with the UF Center of World Arts, this program merges the worlds of visual art and dance to create a museum experience like no other. Enjoy interactive dance exhibits, facilitated discussion, live music and performance. Fun for visitors of all ages!
Play Your Own Thing: A Story of Jazz in Europe
March 21, 2018, 6:00 pm
Play Your Own Thing is a compelling film exploration of the emergence and evolution of European Jazz, filled with music and voices from its origins in US-influenced clubs after the Second World War, through its evolutions as artists searched for their “own voice.” (2006, 89 minutes). This film includes rarely seen archival footage featuring American jazz legends Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington during their European tours. Presented with the Center for European Studies and the Center for African American Studies.
Wednesday, March 28, 3 pm
This film by Dragan Kujundzic celebrates the 20th anniversary of the rock group Leningrad. During an encounter with the most famous Russian rock star of all time, Sergey Shnurov, Kujundzic discusses issues of media, internet and music, the siege of Leningrad, the art of Malevich and the poetry of Pushkin. Discussion to follow. (Video, 60 mins, 2017, Russian with English Subtitles)
Sunday, April 15, 3 pm
Combining real-life stories and oral history from North Central Florida around themes depicted in Jacob Lawrence’s prints, such as family life, labor, migration and community, live actors will interact with audience and art in a special theatrical performance. This unique experience will enhance the exhibition by contextualizing the art and connecting it to our local history. The performance is a partnership between the UF Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and The Actors’ Warehouse Community Theatre.