Clifford Owens visits UNC-Chapel Hill, November 2-13, 2009

9 06 2010

In conjunction with John Bowles’ fall graduate seminar, the Art Department brought Clifford Owens to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for a two week residency, November 2-13, 2009. As the Hanes Visiting Artist, Owens created two performances of Photographs with an Audience for the Process theater series, staged a series of actions in the Alumni Sculpture Garden and elsewhere across campus, presented a public lecture, and met with graduate students working on the African American Performance Art Archive.

Below, a selection of the media coverage documenting Owens’ residency.  Click a heading to follow the link:

Artist Clifford Owens visits UNC Nov. 2-13

UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts & Sciences press release, October 2009.

The Process Series and Clifford Owens

Interview and profile of Clifford Owens for the Independent newspaper, November 4, 2009.

Clifford Owens visiting artist

Brief story about Clifford Owens’ performances from the Durham Herald-Sun newspaper, November 2009.


AAPAA featured in CHAT Festival exhibit, Feb. 16-19, 2010

9 06 2010

The African American Performance Art Archive was featured in an exhibition of faculty research projects sponsored by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ CHAT Festival (Collaborations: Humanities, Arts & Technology) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, February 16-19, 2010.

The CHAT Festival’s mission was to explore how “digital technologies are transforming the practices of the arts and humanities, including how we learn, think, know, teach and express ourselves both as individuals and as communities.” Festival events included live performances, a series of panels and lectures, and exhibitions of collaborative projects created by scholars at UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State University.

Photo: John Bowles demonstrates the Archive to CHAT Festival attendees.

Below, a selection of CHAT Festival coverage documenting the Archive’s participation.  Click a heading to follow the link:

Internet Archive of African-American Performance Art

A CHAT Festival announcement with a description of the African American Performance Art Archive and exhibition details.

Photos from Faculty Exhibitions

Photo gallery documenting the CHAT Festival, including a photograph of John Bowles at the exhibition of faculty projects, demonstrating the site to visitors.

CHAT Festival’s Photos – Faculty Working Groups

Photo gallery documenting the Faculty Working Groups held in preparation for the CHAT Festival. John Bowles appears in two of the photographs.

Photo: CHAT Festival participants Paul Jones and John Bowles at one of the Faculty Working Groups, summer 2009.