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Interdisciplinary artist visiting campus for week-long residency

Interdisciplinary artist visiting campus for week-long residency

Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA, will host Zachary Lieberman during an exhibition and week-long residency March 16–20. The exhibition and residency are supported by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Lieberman’s work uses technology in a playful and enigmatic way to explore the nature of communication and the delicate boundary between the visible and the invisible. He creates performances, installations and online works that investigate gestural input, augmentation of the body and kinetic response.

Working with collaborator Golan Levin, Lieberman created “Messa Di Voce,” a concert performance in which the speech, shouts and songs of two abstract vocalists were radically augmented in real-time by interactive visualization software.

Lieberman’s installation-performance “Drawn,” in which live painted forms appear to come to life, rising off the page and reacting to the world around them, recently won awards in the Ars Electronica and CYNET art competitions. Most recently, he presented “Opensourcery,” a collaboration with Spanish magician Mago Julian, in which open source software is combined with traditional close-magic to create a completely new realm of tricks.

Lieberman is currently developing a suite of software for disabled students that transforms their movement into an audio-visual response as a means for performance and self-expression.

Residency Schedule for Zachary Lieberman

March 17: Public lecture entitled “Making the Invisible Visible,”5:30 p.m., S151 Lamar Dodd School of Art

March 19: Dance class lecture, 11 a.m., Media Center and classroom, Dance Building

March 20: Theatre and film studies colloquium, 12:20 p.m. 53 Fine Arts Building

March 20: Opening of the ­exhibition Point A to Point B, 5–7 p.m., Gallery 101, Lamar Dodd School of Art