*The PMAPS event on Friday, Nov. 3, has been postponed. It will be rescheduled in Spring 2024.
Join the Department of Performing and Media Arts for PMAPS Colloquium: Sound, Structures, and Site by Mendi + Keith Obadike on Friday, Nov. 3 at 3:00 p.m. in the Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.
In this presentation, Mendi + Keith Obadike will discuss recent site-specific sound installations and public art projects as well as new works in development.
About Mendi + Keith Obadike:
Mendi + Keith Obadike are artists, composers, and writers. Their works sit at the intersection of art, music, and language and draw upon histories of experimental media art and performance. Their early collaborative works were pioneering pieces for the internet. Many of those works were experiments in form and explorations of their concept of “social filters,” which they define as a mechanism that allows or denies access to specific identities in physical or digital spaces. They have exhibited and performed at The New Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art. Their projects include a series of large-scale, sound artworks that engage cities, architecture, and public spaces. Learn more at blacksoundart.com.
The colloquium is organized by the Performing and Media Arts Presentation Series (PMAPS).
Inaugurated in Fall 2021, PMAPS is the latest iteration of a colloquium series within the Department of Performing and Media Arts. Its greatest vision lies in offering graduate students a space to present their work to students, faculty, and professionals of similar fields and interests. The content of its presentations ranges from media studies to dance, and such diverse nature has earned the attention of related communities both within and outside Ithaca, NY.
Moreover, PMAPS has functioned as a crucial catalyst to creative expression and career development in the Department of Performing and Media Arts. Its events provide an opportunity for individuals of all professional stages to engage in discussions of the presented work and unlock a sense of community that introduces students to a supportive network of like-minded individuals.
The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Music and free and open to the public.