Humanities in the Wild - Wind Maps, the Sound of Drawing, & Performance Scores

7:00pm CDT Friday, July 31, 2020 Online
Humanities in the Wild is presented by the the Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Office of the Provost, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, and The Commons.

How does drawing sound?

How do wind maps, drawings, and the sound of pencils on paper translate into music? Artist and KU Drawing Instructor Christine Olejniczak has been performing the sound of drawing on instruments o fher own making since 1994. Her most recent work takes a close look at the wind, for which she is creating a series of drawings that will be used as performance scores.

This presentation will detail the way she translates patterns in the natural world to a variety of art mediums and include a new sonic performance.

Humanities in the Wild is a series of events, coinciding with Final Fridays, designed to showcase the connections between humanities research and the great outdoors. From the politics of climate change to the history of conservation, from the culture of recreation to narratives of adventure, Humanities in the Wild presents ways in which the humanities provide unique insights into our relationship with nature.

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Of interest to:
All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Performance, Public Event