The initial assessment of the assayer is not necessarily that which persists, nor is it all the world can be. While fundamentally constrained, the lay of the land as observed through these scopes can explode into a riotous series of spectacles whose every nuance is made possible by the very physical setting they modify. In this way, the scope view is a representation of the surrounding geography, and the scope itself is a material expression of possibility.
Outside the Hauser Memorial Library
The work consists of two 4' x 4' paintings on board. The first painting is a 'mental map'—a reflection of the artist's habits and familiarities in regard to the Reed campus upon approaching the project. The second painting is the pictorial documentation of a 'dérive', or extended period of time devoted to the exploration of (particularly) unfamiliar areas and aspects of campus that ordinarily remain outside of the artist's day-to-day habits and patterns.
A performance by Ted Bryan (piano) and Andrew Wilhite (bass). Challenging the distinctions between composition and improvisation, this piece seeks to understand the centric and itinerant tendencies of music and expose how music can be simultaneously explicit and incomplete.
Biology Building roof - Saturday 3/5, 5:30
The capacity of physical space to mediate human interaction and experience is familiar – coffee shops are for casual conversation, clubs for dancing, and temples for praying. This project explores how labyrinths can be used to generate worlds that arbitrate particular kinds of experience. Through space and sound, light, stones, scraps and forgotten belongings we will create a trilogy of labyrinths to envelop their walkers in unique ambiance. The sounds of the labyrinths will be aural maps of the physical spaces – musical pieces composed with the structure of the labyrinth as a basis.
Space is a language. Each angle a ream of text, a bay an expanse of breath opening into gesture, the shade on a leaf a trembling glyph. WhereWare is a system of forms that exposes these multidimensional poems in space, a rumination on the vibrant dance of all landscapes.
The Hauser Memorial Library - New Pit and Outside
The Goat Mountain Ensemble will interpret Melvin Edward Nelson's works using the language of the stars. Musica universalis, the super-dimensional otoacoustic jazz cosmos will be generated by: Jeff Blum (saxophone), Ted Bryan (electric piano), Matthew Doyle (percussion), Nicole Herr (piano), Matthew Shandorf (guitar), Andrew Wilhite (bass), and Sina Zeytinoglu (saxophone).
Chapel - Thursday 3/3, 6 PM
A video installation in which three separate projections of red, green and blue light are combined to trace the movements of a human figure through time and space. As a dancer repeatedly recreates a choreographed motion, body and light come together to construct undulating trails of forms and colors that exhibit varying degrees of chromatic abstraction. Through the convergence and divergence of these trails, the variations of each performance are illuminated.
Choreography and performance by Taylor Thompson
Gray Campus Center - D
Come spend some time in the presence of the icons of fist pumps, fake tans and sexy bodies. Open to guidos and guidettes, believers and non-believers.
The Hauser Memorial Library (Behind the Reference Desk)
is a play in several acts and a handful of sermons, in which three actor-types perform multiple roles across a stage cast in total light, striving to create some semblance of causality and engage some sort of regime of narratalogical significance. There is no backstage, and the traditional directions of left, right, up, and down have lost much of their significance. There is no scenery to speak of, and therefore no change therein. The stage has no hands. There are only performers and everyday objects and furniture that are ready at hand?a table and chairs, a bed, scissors, plates and knives, a tub filled with water. There must be a working stove and refrigerator, otherwise no one will be able to cook and the food will spoil.
Theater Annex - Wednesday 3/2, 9 PM
This map of Reed College campus is made with natural and human objects found on the campus itself. The textures of these objects – leaves, dead bees, bits of fabric – bring the geographic representation of Reed to a more alive, narrative-filled version of itself. Reed is alive. The spirit of Reed is the collective spirits of all the lives that live here – people, animals, plants – and what happens in those lives is what makes this place important to everyone and everything connected with it.
HARK! Please join us under the young moon on the fifth evening of the third month of the two thousand and eleventh year after death. We will congregate under the stone arch to receive a transmission from the beyond. From here, our timely journey begins. UNTO THE GREAT COSMOS: UNFATHOMABLE CELESTIAL BODIES, THE HIGHEST HEIGHTS OF THEIR ATMOSPHERES AND THE DEEPEST DEPTHS OF THEIR CORES. Beware weary traveler, lest your spirit be lost in the darkness.
Begins at Sally Port - Saturday 3/5, 8 PM
This wandering installation was conceived eight years ago in a series of photographs taken by my deaf cousin Neil. I was rowing a boat
through tall grass in Central Washington. She (the not-boat) doesn't know she wasn't born to float or swim; travel over time, deafness, grass or water--and if you tell her to take your picture she can't hear you no matter how loudly you shout.
The Reed Epigram Project will consist of a survey of all Reed inscriptions and graffiti during a set time period. These writings and drawings will then be compiled into various mediums for display during Reed Arts Week, providing a unique, never before compiled perspective into the various forms of expression by Reed students.
Gray Campus Center - C
Airplane satellite orbital views of sand, drawn freehand, from my coach Alaskan Airline. Stark Salt Lake, something I hope my pen can take this ink flowing wake. Only an interpretation of flying from Portland to Los Angeles with a layover in Utah using plywood and paint pens.
Paradox Olde Shop
We reject the distanced, dispassionate Earthly gaze of Apollo that has plagued our western imagination from the golden age of your beloved Greeks. We dethrone his objectified globe, and in its place, through sonic immersion, reside within the immanent sphere. Come assemble with the cosmos, harmonize with the celestial sphere.
Gray Campus Center - A
Are city parks an escape to nature or an extension of urban confinement? As a series of grass-filled boxes that evoke a park-like environment, this interactive installation explores the relationship between the natural and the man-made within the urban landscape.Eliot Hallways
is an inclusive project that aims to show how members of a community view their surroundings. Participants are given free reign to map the campus or the neighborhood how they see fit; this will show how fellow students, staff and faculty relate to their environment and reveals how they view places important to them. All aesthetic factors of the representations are significant in how we relate to our surroundings.
The Hauser Memorial Library - Lobby
The metaphor comparing nature to the body is found in literature and poetry in every part of the world. Despite language barriers and cultural differences, it seems universal that we stand speechless at the base of incredible natural monuments and breathless before a lover. By acting as a cartographer of the body, I explore and connect these two fundamental human experiences to analyze their spatial relationship through photography. This body-landscape mapping is the indexical connection between these different features, connecting micro to macro, helping us understand, navigate, and articulate the human body in relation to both urban and natural landscapes.
Gray Campus Center - C
Museum of the Rooftop is a non-for-profit museum and incorporeal organization located on top of the L.E. Griffin Memorial Biology Building. Through permanent display of rooftop artifacts, rotating exhibits and daily acts of investigation, Museum of the Rooftop is an ongoing project of devotion to that which approaches and repels the sky.
Biology Building roof
Haunts is a physical space that attempts to explore how people use their own memory and personal experiences to
re-map the spaces they encounter. We all carry wounds inside of us that,in the context of the haunted space, are transposed onto the physical environment around them. This projects attempts to make a universally haunted space, both esthetically and truthfully, that all people can access and examine.
Hear the word "earth" and the image likely to flash through the mind is a descendant of a photo commonly known as "Blue Marble" or "Whole Earth" (1972), which reveals the disk of our terracqueous planet suspended alone in the void. It is reputed to be the most widely disseminated photograph in human history, and together with other views of the Earth from beyond has prompted a revolution in the global imagination. The projects presented here assess the plausibility of that claim in a variety of ways and forms, from websites to graphic novels created on digital platforms. They were produced in the context of a course (History 345/397) called "Whole Earths, Globalizations, World Pictures." Enjoy!
Exploration of perspective through the search for and documentation of insects in the Reed College Canyon by group of participants. Actual specimens, drawings, and photographs of bugs on display.
Paradox East - The New Shop
Array is an attempt to map the electromagetic landscape of interior space through translation into a constantly changing soundscape. Spreading networked antennae reveal this invisible terrain as pure noise, emergent musicality, or the underlying order of wireless communication.