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Yoko Ono comes to Oberlin

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Today, Thursday May 6th, Yoko Ono will give a talk at Oberlin College’s Finney Chapel.   A celebrated artist working in the fields of conceptual art, installation, film, architecture, performance art and music, her ground-breaking work should prove inspirational for all who attend.

In preparation for her arrival, members of Kazim Ali’s FYSP 168 class, including Sophia Yapalater, Arielle Orenstein, and Ayako Harada set up a Wish Tree in Wilder Bowl.  The Oberlin Wish Tree is a part of a larger body of work that Ono has been gathering since 1981.  Everyone in the College and town of Oberlin is invited to participate; the project will not be complete without the help!  Below is the score for the project:

Wish Tree for Oberlin
Make a wish.
Write it down on a piece of paper.
Tie it to the branch of the wish tree.
Ask your friends to do the same.
Keep wishing
Until all the branches are covered with wishes.

The wishes will be collected on Friday May 7th and sent to Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik, Iceland she plans to  store them in time-capsule boxes, bury them, and have a tree planted just above.  Ono hopes that in time this whole area will look like a forest.

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Posted by on May 6, 2010 in Visiting Artist, Visiting Speaker


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Richard Tuttle at Kent State

Richard Tuttle, world-renowned artist of inventive abstract works, lectures as part of the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series on the main campus of Kent State on Thursday, March 18 at 7:30 pm in the KIVA Auditorium, located in the Student Center. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 330-672-2192 or visit the website of the Kent State University School of Art.

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Posted by on March 17, 2010 in Uncategorized


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Screening to feature works by filmmaker Jim Finn

The “Sight Lines: Dialogues in Film and Media” series continues this Thursday with a screening of films by Jim Finn.

Jim Finn’s award-winning movies have been called ‘Utopian comedies.’  His films have screened at Sundance, Rotterdam and other international festivals like AFI and Edinburgh as well as the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, Danish Film Institute, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Harvard Film Archive. He has had retrospectives in Argentina, Spain, Colombia and Venezuela.

Jim will be in attendance, presenting his 2006 feature Interkosmos, the recent short Dick Cheney in a Cold, Dark Cell, and various other shorts. Check out what International Film Festival Rotterdam had to say about Interkosmos:

The East Germans started in the 1970’s, with their allies, on an ambitious, secret project to colonise the moons of Jupiter and Saturn. You didn’t know that, did you? Finn reveals all: with beautiful archive material, swinging musical numbers in retro-socialist style, beautiful miniature sets, guinea pigs and a dramatic plot theory.

The screening will be held at Hallock Auditorium in the AJ Lewis Center for Environmental Studies at 8pm. It is free and open to the public.

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Posted by on March 16, 2010 in Visiting Artist


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