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Media Advisory: Fluid Culture Invades Silo City

Release Date: May 7, 2012

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Fluid Culture, the 2011-12 arts, media and lecture series presented by the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute, will present a free, public waterfront-related arts event May 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marine A Grain Elevator, at "Silo City" on Childs Street at the intersection of Ohio Street.

The event will feature the following art work employing several technological media:

-- "Demon Girl Duet" by Millie Chen, professor and chair of the UB Department of Visual Studies, a "sonic-video duet" that juxtaposes and interweaves separate but simultaneous journeys on rivers of mythic proportions.

-- "Cargill Grain Animator" by architect and UB alumnus Seth Amman, which uses stop-frame animation, digital reproduction and historical records to re-present Buffalo's massive Cargill Superior Grain Elevator, a 1,000-foot-long storage facility constructed in 1915, 1923 and 1925.

-- "Fata Morgana" by Buffalo video and installation artist Jody Hanson, and "Where Away Is," a dance piece choreographed by Angela Lopez, who works at the intersection of dance and technology. It will be performed by Collective Collective, an intermedia performance group that focuses on site specific sculptural-, movement- or installation-based presentations.

Press arrangements: Colleen Culleton, onsite, at 704-577-3346 or culleton@buffalo.edu.

Media Contact Information

Patricia Donovan
Senior Editor, Arts, Humanities, Public Health, Social Sciences
Tel: 716-645-4602
pdonovan@buffalo.edu