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CVPA digital media professor's work to be showcased at Smithsonian

Professor Harvey Goldman's work has  been selected by the Washington Project for the Arts for the fifth annual Experimental Media Series, a multi-evening screening of innovative international video and sound art that will culminate with a showing at the  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden of the Smithsonian Institution on October 15.

UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts Professor Harvey Goldman's work has  been selected by the Washington Project for the Arts for the fifth annual Experimental Media Series, a multi-evening screening of innovative international video and sound art that will culminate with a showing at the  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden of the Smithsonian Institution on October 15.

Dr. Goldman's work, entitled "Sabinium," was among more than 150 entries from more than 15 countries and throughout the United States. Of the 150 entries, 31 were selected to be screened publicly at the Phillips Collection in Washington last week. From that group, 16 pieces, including Dr. Goldman's Sabinium, were chosen for the Hirshhorn Museum showing. The final group included works from Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.

"Sabinium is one of a series of pieces we are working on that addresses the issue of 'cultural
conflict' in various ways,'' Dr. Goldman said. "The inspiration for this piece is the fantasy that cultural memory may reside in even the most quotidian of everyday phenomena, such as
soap bubbles, where mythological battles and scenes are replayed constantly. Somewhere in the statistical noise of soap bubbles, is the din of battle."

Sabinium falls in the category known as, "Visual Music." Visual Music is usually less reliant on narrative elements and most often addresses issues of synesthesia, said Prof. Goldman, who worked with music composer Ken Ueno of the College of Visual and Performing Arts on the piece.

Since 2006, the Experimental Media Series has showcased the talents of artists working in sound and video art to provide essential resources to encourage creative spirit and success of regional artists.

Dr. Goldman has visited the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum in Washington on many occasions, and said, "I never dreamed I would have the opportunity to have my work shown there."

For more information and venue schedule visit the Washington Project for the Arts website at http://wpadc.org/events/evnts_current.html.

 

Author:  "John Hoey"
Date:  07-Oct-2009
Department:   College of Visual & Performing Arts

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