ArtSci Roundup: Audrey Desjardins: Data imaginaries, what is Noh? A lecture by Paul Atkins, and more
arts and entertainment
September 16, 2021
Through public events and exhibits, connect with the UW community every week! This week, attend gallery exhibitions, watch recorded events, and more. While you enjoy the summer vacation, connect with the campus via the live UW webcams of Red Square and the quad bike.
Many of these online opportunities are advertised through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT.
Audrey Desjardins: Data Imaginaries
September 21 – October 9 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
The Jacob Lawrence Gallery is pleased to present Audrey Desjardins: Data Imaginaries, featuring the work of Audrey Desjardins, Assistant Professor of Interaction Design at the School of Art + Art History + Design at the University of Washington. In Data imaginaries, Desjardins presents a series of poetic interactions with domestic data, exploring familiar encounters between humans and things.
The exhibition presents five Desjardins projects: in Data epics, fiction writers use data from IoT devices to create short stories for occupants to read. Voices and voids, an artistic research project based on performance and experimentation, transcodes data from voice assistants. Listening incorporates a set of 3D printed porcelain mugs with daily ambient sound data sets. Alternative routes, a collaboration between Desjardins and the inhabitants of the house, imagines what the Internet of Things could be if it were designed for unique single-family homes. The strange performers seeks to broaden people’s encounters with data in the context of their home, pushing them to engage directly in data collection and consider the hidden entities, infrastructure, and workforce that support connected devices.
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What is Noh? A lecture by Paul Atkins
September 22, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | In line
Noh plays have been performed continuously in Japan for the past six hundred years. Noh is the oldest existing dramatic tradition in the world. Like opera, Noh started out as popular entertainment, originating from simple pieces performed across Japan in shrines, temples, and other venues.
In the 14th century, Noh was elevated to the rank of high art thanks to the efforts of the great actor, playwright and theorist Zeami (1363-1443) and others and the patronage of elite figures like the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358 -1408). Both ritual and entertainment, the noh was granted privileged status by the Tokugawa shogunate and was closely associated with warrior culture. In the 20th century, Noh captured the attention of theatergoers in the West and inspired modern poets and playwrights. Today, Noh is offered as an example of traditional Japanese culture, a masked dance-drama that combines poetry, instrumental and vocal music, dance, costume, architecture and sculpture with great subtlety and unprecedented art.
This speech of Paul Atkins, professor of classical Japanese at the University of Washington, will provide an introduction to this fascinating dramatic form: its performance traditions, themes, history and philosophy. It is designed for those who have no prior knowledge of Noh or the Japanese language. We hope that those who watch he will derive even more satisfaction from our upcoming performance and our intervention by famous noh actor Takeda Munenori, “The World of Noh Drama” on October 13th.
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Jewish Tales from the Mediterranean: International Ladino Day 2018
In this recorded event of International Ladino Day 2018, the Paris-based author Francois Azar discusses Sephardic folk tales and his two collections of tales, “The Jewish Parrot” and “Bewitched by Solika”, which are written in both Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) and English. Members of Seattle’s Ladineros A Ladino-speaking group also performs the humorous Sephardic folk tale “El Papagáyo Djudió” (“The Jewish Parrot”), adapted from Azar’s collection of folk tales of the same name.
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Tag (s): ArtsUW • Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture • College of Arts & Sciences • Department of Asian Languages and Literature • Department of Film and Media Studies • Department of English • Henry Art Gallery • Meany Center for the Performing Arts • Meany Hall for the Performing Arts • School of Art + Art History + Design • School of Drama • School of Music • Stroum Center for Jewish Studies