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"Splice: A Collaboration Between Chris Kaczmarek and Heather Mims"
2003-11-01 until 2003-11-29
Ohio Art League
USA United States of America
Splice: a slice, a cut, a joining; a memory joined with the present, juxtaposing the real, the remembered, and what remains. This collaboration between Chris Kaczmarek and Heather Mims addresses the temporary nature of human presence, the recorded history of movement in space, and the overlaying of physical reality with recorded reality. A physical and auditory environment will be created in the gallery space. At the opening, a choreographed dance-based performance will interact with the environment and be recorded on video. The recorded interaction will then be projected onto the environment after the event.
Christopher Thomas Kaczmarek is a Columbus artist who received his BFA in Sculpture from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Recently he has been creating stage sets and original scores for modern dance performers on the east coast. In the past year he has expanded into digital video, using the medium as an element in set designs, to document performances, and to create short films which have been shown in various festivals and exhibitions in Ohio and New York.
Heather Mims is an MFA candidate in the OSU Department of Dance, where her final graduate project will be presented in November 2003. She received her BFA in Dance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After graduation, she performed with the John Gamble Dance Theatre and the Jan Van Dyke Dance Group and produced and created new work in the Raleigh/Durham area as an independent choreographer. Visual art and literature provide strong sources of inspiration for her work, and she has been privileged in the past to create new works for the Festival Rodin at the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Artsplosure Millennium celebration groundbreaking of Thomas Sayre’s "Gyre", and an exhibition of Steve Aubuchon’s photography at Artspace Galleries of Raleigh.
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