2010-2011 Highlights

Thanks to everyone who came out to the AUX 5 Experimental Arts Festival on Saturday! If you missed the event, it was a great day of music, dance, installation, video, and performance. AUX was featured in a Pitchfork news story (with video) about the surprise guest performance at the end of the festival.

Special thanks to AUX Curator Heather McIntosh, festival volunteers, and sponsors Little Kings, Ciné, Vision Video, Nuçi’s Space, Portapro Portable Productions, Transmetropolitan, and Flagpole Magazine.

The festival was just one of many ICE highlights of the 2010-2011 school year:

– ICE receives two awards from the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts to bring visiting scholar Edward Shanken (February 2011) and interdisciplinary artist Amy Franceschini (February 2012) to UGA.

– AUX Vol. 2, a limited-edition collection of experimental sound released in the fall, receives popular and critical acclaim by publications such as Pitchfork and Signal to Noise (readers of the New Yorker may recognize the illustrations of Joshua Ray Stephens, a UGA alumnus who designed the unique packaging for AUX Vol. 2).

– ICE teams up with the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) to add an award category for “Arts” to the CURO Symposium with the generous support of the UGA Alumni Association.

– ICE Graduate Research Assistants Rachel Debuque, Mike Krzyzaniak, and Tifany Lee receive a UGA Graduate Student Association Interdisciplinary Conference award for their collaborative presentation, “The Curse of Quixote: a case study in collaborative research in the arts”.

– ICE publishes a strategic plan for 2010-2015, “A Close and Productive Synergy in the Arts”.

– Past ICE Graduate Research Assistant Marie Porterfield receives a prestigious Fulbright grant to create a project in Turkey.

– ICE launches Idea Lab, a student organization for interdisciplinary arts collaboration.