This exhibition brings together new and recent projects by participants in the BRIDGE Artist-in-Residence Program at Michigan State University—a three-year-long initiative connecting international, cutting-edge artists with faculty and students across the university’s many colleges. With their shared interests in materiality and topical issues—the dual “matters” invoked in the exhibition title—the artists and their collaborators address a wide range of phenomena through interdisciplinary approaches to research, experimentation, and knowledge production. The exhibition thus reveals an “epistemological turn” in the arts and sciences, focusing on how knowledge is produced and how the process of production inflects meaning and interpretation. This major presentation highlights the incredible resources the university has to offer, and how artists and scientists work together to imagine the future, today.
Featured artists include Art Orienté Objet (Marion Laval-Jeantet & Benoît Mangin), Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand, Tagny Duff, HeHe (Helen Evans & Heiko Hansen), Zbigniew Oksiuta, Kuai Shen, Stelarc, and Sissel Tolaas.
MATTER(S) matter(s): Bridging Research in the Arts and Sciences is co-curated by Steven L. Bridges, Associate Curator, and Jens Hauser, Guest Curator and MSU Distinguished Affiliated Faculty. Support for this exhibition is provided by the MSU College of Arts and Letters; MSU BRIDGE Artist-in-Residency Program, directed by Adam Brown, Associate Professor; Science Gallery Lab Detroit; Goethe-Institut Chicago; and the Eli and Edythe Broad endowed exhibitions fund.
Language, Culture, and Service in Puerto Rico is a study away program designed for students who have completed SPN 202 or its equivalent. During this program, students will spend three weeks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, living in residence halls, taking classes, and experiencing life in La Isla del Encanto. Students will participate in a service learning activity and in a number of excursions to places like El Yunquerainforest, Ponce, and the Loízaaldea. Come join us for an exciting learning experience in Puerto Rico!
For more information, contact Faculty Leader Irma Bartolo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in completing an internship in New York City this summer while earning MSU credit? The MSU College of Arts & Letters partners with an organization that identifies customized internship placements for students in New York City in industries such as arts and culture, finance and advertising, politics and law, health and community services, communications and public relations, marketing, journalism, hotels and tourism, and many more. This program is open to all MSU majors. The application deadline is February 18, 2019.
1/10 Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)
Presented by Justus Nieland and Joshua Yumibe
Shot on the grounds of the elite private school once attended by Rushmore’s now-famous director, Wes Anderson’s charming second film is a comic coming-of-age story about Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman), a quirky prep schooler and audacious playwright. Through Rushmore, Max develops an unlikely friendship with a melancholic millionaire played by Bill Murray (in a role that would help re-launch the actor’s career), and becomes obsessed with a widowed teacher (Olivia Williams). Max’s powerful attachment to the Rushmore Academy and its extracurriculars allows Anderson to explore the nature of loss and loneliness, and the emotional ties that bind us to school as a space for community, recognition, and the performance of selfhood.
A Comprehensive Exams workshop will be held in the 6th floor conference room on Friday, January 11th from 2-4 pm. This workshop is designed to be helpful for anyone who is currently at any stage of the comps process, so if you’re working on your proposal, making your way through the lists, getting ready for your written exam, or thinking through the oral defense, we’d love to see you! Drs. Figueroa and McCallum have agreed to provide a faculty perspective on the comps process for the first hour of the workshop. They will each present some comments about comps process from the faculty/department perspective, with plenty of time for questions. In the second hour of the workshop, we’ll have three ABD grad students (Rebecca Fussell, Am Kunapulli, and Christine Peffer) who will share their comps experiences before, during, and after the exam. If you have any questions about this workshop, please feel free to email email@example.com.
Welcome back! SLS and MATESOL graduate students: Join us at the Green Dot for dinner! (Organized by the Student Organization for Second Language Acquisition & Pedagogy)
LISTEN / HEAR
7:00pm • Friday, January 11, 2019 • The Robin Theatre, REO Town
1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, MI 48910
Take a moment to step back, take a breath, and listen. Listen/Hear is programmed in dialogue with the work of Lawrence Abu Hamdan, whose work engages with the act of hearing and listening. Starting with the act of biologic hearing to the extensions of listening in recent times, we will consider the implications of listening and hearing. In this screening we ask, how do listening and hearing impact our lives? How do we, in fact, listen, and how do we hear?
Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad, Film Studies Program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s partnering venue is The Robin Theatre in REO Town, Lansing, with special thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center.
— Programmed by Lyn Goeringer & Mihaela Mihailova