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Intermedia MFA Visiting Lectures Begin Oct. 2

The University of Maine Intermedia MFA Program is presenting the first event in its Fall Visiting Lecture Series on Tuesday, Oct. 2. All of the presentations begin at 7 p.m. in Lord Hall and are free and open to the public.

On Oct. 2, Jae Rhim Lee, a research fellow in the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, and a visual artist, designer and researcher whose work proposes unorthodox relationships between the mind/body/self and the built and natural environment, will begin the program. More information about the artist is available at the ZeroZoneZero Studio website.

The events are cosponsored by the UMaine Intermedia MFA Program, the Department of New Media, the University of Maine Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Alston D. and Ada Lee Correll Professorships in Education, Engineering and New Media, and the University of Maine President’s Office.

Subsequent lectures will be:

Oct. 11, Ali Momeni uses various manners of technology to explore the social lives of objects and their embedded performative qualities. The result of his research ranges from kinetic sculptures and sound installations to urban interventions and music-theater performance.

Oct. 23, Siebren Versteeg creates multimedia installations that employ computer programs that mine the Internet for images and then applies them to manipulated algorithms that guide the flow of information to create artwork that engage both choice and chance.

Nov. 13, Robert Saunders creates work that achieves the effects of verbal communication through the use of intersecting or non-intersecting lines embellished with bold color and artistic abstraction.

Nov. 27, Tristan Perich couples 1-bit electronics with traditional forms in both music and visual art. His research is inspired by the aesthetic simplicity of math, physics and code.

Dec. 4, Joanna Malinowska works with video, performance and sculpture-based projects inspired by the intersection of anthropology and art history.

Contact: Bethany Engstrom,


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