Interdisciplinary Arts and the City: A Forum on Site and Social Spaces

18.04.2013 /
O’Donnell Hall – OAC2130 – Owen Arts Center. Dallas, Texas, United States.
Panel Discussion
Organized by SMU Meadows School of Arts and coordinated by Marla Teyolia

SMU Meadows School of the Arts will be hosting “Interdisciplinary Arts and the City: A Forum on Site and Social Spaces.” Artists from across the U.S. will be on hand to discuss art, art practices and community engagement. 

This conference brought together a number of practitioners that engage with the intersection of the arts and the city. Four artists were SMU faculty from here in Dallas and four were cultural workers from around the US. Together, their practices address theater, dance, music and art. The goal of this conference was to map out the field and some of the tensions that lie within it as a way to look forward to the new Meadows initiative related to art and civic practice.

Part one included all eight participants who each presented their work in ten minutes.

. Access CONFERENCE Part I (39:56 – 51:20)

Part two was a conversation amongst all participants which addressed terms such as community, city, site, ethics and activism as they relate to their work. We also discussed the ways that different publics are addressed, cared for, created, or antagonized.

. Access CONFERENCE Part II

Moderators:
. Gavin Kroeber, Independent Creative Producer (New York)

. Noah Simblist, Associate Professor of Art, SMU

Participants: Faculty members:

. Matthew Albert, Artist in Residence, Music, SMU

. Mary Walling Blackburn, Assistant Professor of Art, SMU

. Millicent Johnnie, Assistant Professor of Dance, SMU

. Will Power, Artist in Residence, Theater, SMU

Visiting artists:

. Tania Bruguera, Meadows Prize Winner, Artist, Immigrant Movement International

. Andrew Cyr, Artistic Director, Metropolis Ensemble

. Amy Smith, Co-Director, Headlong Dance Theater

. Carlton Turner, Executive Director Alternate Roots

Program:

12:00-2:00

O’Donnel Auditorium, Owen Fine Arts Center

Presentation Schedule:
12:15-12:25

Carlton Turner

12:35-12:45

Andrew Cyr

12:45-12:55

Amy Smith

12:55-1:05

Tania Bruguera

1:10-:1:20

Millicent Johnnie

1:20-:1:30

Mary Walling Blackburn

1:30-1:40

Matt Albert

1:40-1:50

Will Power

2:00-2:30

break

2:30-4:30

Taubman Atrium, Owen Fine Arts Center
A discussion with the artists, including Q&A

4:30-5:00

Reception

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