About the lecture: The responsibility of intellectuals to society has changed as awareness has grown that human-induced degradation of the ecosystem poses an imminent existential threat to life as we know it on planet earth. The flipside of the smooth flow of goods is the relentless precarization of workers and destruction of the planetary ecosystem. The task today is to grasp the brutal reality of planetary interdependency and its emancipatory possibility. Art History potentially has a significant role to play in raising awareness and advancing the public's interconnectedness with the planetary life-support system that so urgently needs to be restored. At the center of ongoing theoretical efforts across a wide span of methodologies, subjects, and scales of research a central issue has been whether a global history of art inevitably follows the logic of economic globalization, or whether it can offer an alternative vision that equally respects the multiple subjectivities of the actors involved. I will argue that the intellectual and social history of the European concept of humanness deserves far more scrutiny than it has yet received if the goal is to transcend the thought structures that enable and maintain the present crisis.
Claire Farago (PhD, University of Virginia; Professor Emerita, University of Colorado Boulder; Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor of Renaissance Studies, Smith College, 2021) has published widely on Leonardo da Vinci's manuscripts. Most recently, The Fabrication ofLeonardo da Vinci’s Trattato della Pittura 1651(2018), is the fruit of a decade-long international collaboration. Farago is also an active contributor to the discourse on cultural interaction, beginning with the groundbreaking anthology, Reframing the Renaissance (1995). Since 2017, her efforts to articulate decolonial strategies have focused on the climate emergency. Borderless Histories of Art: The Future of Cultural Memory in the Era of Climate Disruption, is forthcoming from Routledge Press next year.
Wednesday, October 20 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm (MST)
Lecture: “Sedimented Acts: Performing History and Historicizing Performance in Vietnam, Myanmar and Singapore"
Nora Annesley Taylor is the Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of Painters in Hanoi: An Ethnography of Vietnamese Art (Hawaii 2004 and reprint National University Singapore Press 2009) and co-editor of Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art (Cornell SEAP Press 2012) as well as numerous essays on Modern and Contemporary Vietnamese and Southeast Asian Art. She was the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2013.
A two-day workshop led by ATLAS research affiliate and PhD alum Hooman Hedayati offering tips and guidance to learn more about motion capture technology, including the mocap systems here at the ATLAS Institute. Workshop is offered both Fri & Sat (Oct 15 & 16) from 9am to 4pm in the ATLAS B2 Black Box and studios.
This 2-day workshop offers opportunities to learn more about the resources here in ATLAS, how to use the tools, and integrate this emerging technology for your projects. Whether you want to create an animation of a character with human-like movement or if you want to track a moving object through a space, motion capture systems can be a useful tool, including robotics, AR/VR and animations.
Day 1: Track an Object Participants will see research and creative projects at ATLAS which have used motion capture systems. Then you will learn how to create and locate an object of your choice (e.g., an aerial robot, AR/VR headsets, etc). (Fri 10/15) Register for Day 1 HERE.
Day 2: Track a Person Learn more about motion capture tools and techniques, including how to use markers to track the human skeleton and how to read the data of each joint in the body. (Sat 10/16) Register for Day 2 HERE.
This workshop is only open to currently-enrolled CU students and faculty. Register for one or both days of the workshop. All are welcome! Join us in this hands-on workshop and learn new tools for your projects.