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Babel

By Ryan Davis

Babel is an ongoing series of a dialogue regarding the contemporary context of Blackness. My research is to expose the shifting dialogue of race seen as a Black-White issue but an inner dialogue of critique what Blackness means. As this research continues to unfold I intend to reveal that Blackness does not solely define a person and solidarity but rather an examination of self that can be informed by Blackness. Most recently at set up an audio piece using the create space PA system to project a set of interviews of Black people I conducted. I exhibited the this piece over the PA on April 16th. The pictures you see with this post is an image of the space I played the audio in and picture of the painting that was presented along with the audio.    

Athens Brew Week Photography

By Elana Caple

In Athens, toward the middle of this July was Ohio Brew Week. In 2014 it also served to showcase local talent. From Honey of the Heart on Central Venue to the College Green, a parade of huge puppets quickly made its way there and back to a marching tune performed onstage by Shouts & Whispers. Despite all the draw of these fun activities, without the invitation and encouragement of the late Bob Winters, I would have been home in bed. A series of fortunate events transpired in the invitation to an exclusive group of talented OU-Com graduates, in a theater photography course, which was an offering of the heart from Bob. He truly enjoyed working with the many decades of the students who received training and support from him. As an individual with a serious medical issue, the treatment I receive is very tiring. Without special effort, or investment in my cause; to live, learn, and be happy; none of these photographs would have happened. Bob made me feel important, like someone valued my opinions and sought my input, and he did. Thanks, Bob. I used a steady stick in order to gain an advantageous point of view for the celebrated Athens Brew Week finale, a parade of giant puppets down Court Street and a performance by Shouts and Whispers, along with civic awards and information about the local art community in Athens, confirmed to have brought in $14 million to the Athens area. The steady stick was quite heavy, but I was able to use it for the shot of the puppets lined up outside Central Venue. In action shots, which required me to sprint after the puppet parade, I only took my Nikon D5100. I daresay I looked rather silly, but what’s the point of art if it isn’t fun? I tried to blend in, and had a great time, and found a few creative uses for the steady stick. The first was balancing atop a wall and making sure the skyline was perfect, as you can see. The second was the ensure I could actually photograph the puppets as they were moving. As intricately crafted as they were, I wanted to ensure as much clarity as possible. Photography is a joy and one skill I take great pride in. Using new and unfamiliar equipment is just one more step in honing my craft.        ...

Collective

By Carlos Pacheco

Carlos Pacheco, graduate student in Photography + Integrated Media at Ohio University, will exhibit his work titled Collective at the Ohio University. The exhibition is a new media installation that invites the viewer to witness the formation of a single, collective memory. Pacheco makes books and videos using images made from live webcams overlooking culturally significant locations around the world, like Times Square, Dealey Plaza, and Abbey Road. This narrative investigates our use of photography in an increasingly digital and interconnected world, at the same time bridging the gap between the seemingly unrelated events that unfold at these sites. The show opens Tuesday March 11th and closes March 14th with a reception Friday March 14th from 6pm – 8pm. Can’t be there in-person? View the live stream at carlosrenepacheco.com Carlos Pacheco is an artist and photographer from Tucson, Arizona. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Photography from the University of Arizona. A former Astronomy student, Pacheco’s work has been described as equal parts magic and science. A reconciliation of his questioning of the photographic medium and his passion for scientific exploration, Pacheco’s work offers a subtle twist of the viewer’s expectations and feelings of familiarity. Carlos Pacheco “Collective” at Ohio University Art Gallery Ohio University Art Gallery at Seigfred Hall, Athens, Ohio, March 11th-15th, 2014 Gallery hours: Monday through Saturday 10 am to 4pm, and Thursday 10am-8pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information please visit carlosrenepacheco.com or contact Petra Kralickova at the Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, Ohio, 45701, (740)...

Obstructed

By Carlos Pacheco

Obstructed is a series of live abstractions recorded from live webcams in which various environmental factors and the camera’s own mechanisms disrupt the camera’s function as a tool that aids in global voyeurism. http://www.carlosrenepacheco.com/obstructed.html  

The Artist.The City

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For my project I am doing a short documentary on the art coordinator of the Art Corner Toledo Rachel Richardson. I am exploring this avenue of who she is and how she not only impacts the city of city -specifically the uptown and downtown Toledo – and how the city impacts her. While there are more “mainstream” artist that may capture the attention of the audience that I could have interviewed I choose to do someone more low-key specifically Rachel Richardson is because this project is just as much about the city as it is the artist. So I needed an artist who is local and connected to the city whereas you couldn’t get from a celebrity artist who all live in NYC and where not born or raised there. While Rachel does not produce art works her role in the art community is just as significant I my desire is to highlight that role.  

Corrupted

By Carlos Pacheco

Corrupted, is a series of distorted photo albums. With the advent of digital technology came a de-materialization not only of ourselves but of the photographic medium. The photo album, which in the past was exclusively a physical object shared among friends and family, has been mostly replaced by virtual means of sharing through social media and online photo-streams. The physical albums in this series, all specifically purchased through online auction sites are relics of a pre-virtual era filtered through this digital realm. Obtaining these memories no longer requires physical human interaction; they are obtained anonymously under the guise of a screen name. There is no physical transaction, no physical monies traded for these objects. A few clicks of a mouse and these objects are sent and received not unlike digital files via the internet. . In their final state, these new constructions, though they mirror their original form teeter between a state of physicality and virtuality. They exist as physical objects, but their contents have been Corrupted and their ability to pass on information has been cauterized. Corrupted Brag Book, will be on display from Sept. 17-Nov. 16, 2013 as part of the “Tangibles: Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book” at the Northern Arizona University Art Museum....

Transmission

By Carlos Pacheco

Transmission, is an installation that employs the viewers own curiosity in an exploration of self-awareness and the viral transfer of information via the act of sending information from one location to another by means of a wireless broadcast, but also through the control of information, a transference of power, in the form of sight, through a simple, hand-to-hand transaction. Currently on display in the Ohio Univeristy Art Gallery, on the 5th floor of Seigfred Hall, in Athens, Ohio as part of the second year graduate exhibition, Merges and Dissolves.  

“Hollow Threads”

By Ian Frederick

Chamber composition commissioned by the OU School of Music New Ensemble. Composed entirely on a small KORG keyboard at the @lab. Features an AbA form. Harmonies are minimalist, pandiatonic, pentatonic, quartal, and complex chromatic as well. Rock music, minimalist, Avant Garde, and Expressionist composition techniques are major influences throughout the piece.   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtrx645CCAA&w=480]

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