Cinema, Nature, Ecology Film Series at UChicago (3/13)

This Friday, the University of Chicago's Film Center hosts a program featuring films by three Chicago filmmakers, Bill Brown, Thomas Comerford, and Deborah Stratman, who collectively investigate the varied relationships of urban spaces and rural landscapes to historical narratives of power and control. In works ranging from experimental shorts to documentaries, these screenings highlight a significant thread within Chicago’s underground film community: the reinvestigation of familiar locations and landmarks. The screenings will be followed by a roundtable discussion with the artists.

Friday, March 13, 2009, 6pm
University of Chicago
Film Studies Center
Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis
More Information (and campus map) HERE

The Physics of Music (3/23)

We've been delinquent in reporting on them thus far, but we're nonetheless rather excited about the Chicago Cultural Center's new ARS/SCIENTIA lecture series, which focuses specifically on collaborations between artists and scientists.

In this unique program, the public can hear from pioneering visual artists, dancers, musicians and culinary artists, and the biologists, chemists, mathematicians and engineers who have partnered with them on unusual projects.Conversations feature presentations and discussions between actual collaborators, while Salons offer more intimate opportunities for artists and scientists to meet, discuss and interact around specific topics.

Coming up next:
Salon: Waves, Beats and Grooves: The Physics of Music

Physicist and musician Dr. Cristian Huepe [labo_labs] collaborates with hip hop and electronic music producer Lional “Brother El” Freeman as the Makers of Sense. Together with percussionist Doug Brush, they will discuss how the scientific perspective and the artistic sensitivity naturally entangle in music and enhance their creative work. From a basic wave or beat to the subtle principles behind an engaging groove or a quantum description, music has always been linked to its underlying physics and to an almost mathematical abstraction. Join them in this conversation to explore the similarities and differences between the approaches, tools, communities, inspirations, and realities of physicists and musicians.

Chicago Cultural Center
Monday, March 23, 6 pm
Monday, March 9, 23, 6 pm
Chicago Cultual Center, Cassidy Theater
78 E. Washington St.
FREE and open to the public!
1st Floor Garland Room