Emily Schuhmann : February 25th, 2015

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Emily Schuhmann’s piece ‘L4 Pattern’.

Multimedia artist Alejandro Jodorowsky once said ‘ A symbol permits an infinite variety of meanings, one for every individual who perceives it.’

Emily Schuhmann is a creative who shares such sentiments. You’ll soon learn to what extent as she is my guest today.

Emily teaches art courses at Bellarmine University, as well as teaches dance as a Swing dance instructor. When she isn’t leading a class, she’s creating works primarily in the medium of metals. Aside from sculpting, her creative output includes illustration and performance.

Thematically, she is interested in symbols with layered meanings, as well as our tendency to use old information as a reference for new experiences and ideas. And as I already mentioned, Emily is really intrigued by audience interpretation and perspective; sort of in the way of the old saying ‘ Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’. She delights in how the language of symbols is interpreted by each viewer, and welcomes ‘misinterpretation’.

Her most recent exhibition, Strains Familiar, refers to both a recent ‘mysterious’ injury and her love of modern biology. This series touches on the concepts of repetition, patterns, and surprising parallels. The show ran earlier in the month at the McGrath gallery on Bellarmine’s campus.

To get a better sense, check out our discussion below, and get it right from the source.

You can also learn more about Emily at her website emilyschuhmann.com.

Enjoy.

 

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Camera Lucida : August 13th 2014

Greetings listeners!

This Wednesday’s interview features the creative partnership known as Camera Lucida.

Camera Lucida is definitely a project based on experiences. Camera Lucida is the duo of Jon Silpayamanant and Roxell Karr, and their collaborations with various dancers or movement artists. Roxell provides experimental electronic music as well as video projections that can be manipulated in real time, while Jon’s focus is playing an array of stringed instruments channeled through different effects pedals.

Above is a excerpt of their piece ‘ Before Anesthesia’. The performance was a collaboration with the Nashville Tennessee based dance troupe, Blue Moves Modern Dance Company.

You can catch them next at the Connect at Bernheim event on Aug. 23rd. They’ll be working with dancers from The Moving Collective. To learn more about this awesome yearly arts event, click here

Speaking of links, find out more about Camera Lucida at their website dancelucida.com. Below is our discussion, or you can find it by searching out my podcast in the iTunes store. If you subscribe on iTunes, you’ll get all podcast updates automatically…just sayin’.

Enjoy.

 

 

 

August 28th, 2013

Hello everyone.

If you keep up with the blog, you’ll know that my guests today are Erin Clark and Katie Scott. Both of these talented ladies are Governor’s School for the Arts alumni who dance and choreograph for many different groups, as well as their own creative ventures. Below are some links to those groups.

To learn more about this creative partnership, you’ll have to listen using the player below…or subscribe to the podcast, which is now available on iTunes.

Enjoy.

movingcollective.com

www.louisvilledancealliance.com/vandivier-ford-dance-company.html

Also, a quick congratulations to Erin on her engagement. I wish you the best!

Erin and Katie..

This week on the show I interview the dancing duo of Erin Clark and Katie Scott. Above is a piece Erin did with Josh Ford of The Vandivier Ford Dance company titled ‘Jenny’. The dance is to the song ‘Jenny’ from Flight of the Concords television program. To hear more about this piece, and others, be sure to listen to this week’s episode.

Till then…

 

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A short film by filmmaker McKenna Hynes featuring the dance partnership of Erin Clark and Katie Scott.  Last week I chatted with Erin and Katie about dance, choreography, and film among other things…I love the feel of this film.

Expect to hear these two talented ladies in the weeks to come on Blind Date.