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Cynthia Pachikara Speaks at 3CS Colloquium

Pachikara Light Cities Chicago
Image: video stills from Light Cities: Chicago” by Cynthia Pachikara 

The Third Century Screens (3CS) project celebrates the U‑M bicentennial theme of creativity and inventing by confronting the global proliferation of moving imagery on screens of every shape, size, and function. The 3CS project includes two components: an exhibition and a colloquium.

The 3CS colloquium – entitled Third Century Screens: A Bicentennial Colloquium” – takes place on Saturday, September 23 from 9 – 4 pm in the U‑M Alumni Center (200 Fletcher Street). Stamps Associate Professor Cynthia Pachikara will join a roster of distinguished colloquium speakers to discuss how screen arts, cultures, and technologies for the 21st century have revolutionized learning, research, and creative work at the university and society at large.

Pachikara will present two bodies of work in which screens are central: Shadow Installations”, her multichannel video projection works that imagine the body-as-screen, and Light Cities,” a recent series in which large scale screens are mobilized along urban thoroughfares to intersect with, and thus make visible, the immanent light that we move through unconsciously.

The second component to the 3CS project — an exhibition entitled Pop-Up Projection Pavilion (PUPP)” — will showcase film and video work by faculty, student, and alumni competition finalists in the Alumni Center during Homecoming Weekend (October 26 – 28, 2017). Utilizing a five-screen projection system for multi-layered video works, PUPP will provide a unique platform for works by finalists and prize-winners of the 3CS Competition. Three prizes of $3000 each will be awarded to a U‑M student, alumnus/​a, and faculty member for works created specifically for the PUPP.

Colloquium Registration Details
Participants register for the 3CS Colloquium (which includes lunch) on the 3CS website. They can also register for a seat on the bus to Detroit to witness DLECTRICITY, the light/​video spectacle staged on the city’s streets that evening.