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Join us for a presentation on the life and work of Albert Maysles, a pioneer in the world of documentary filmmaking. Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents! and the Arts Department of RPI; funded by NYSCA.
Maysles Films has been a leading force in non-fiction film since the 1960s. Albert Maysles, acknowledged by the New York Times in May 2002 as the dean of documentary filmmaking, was one of the early creators of direct cinema along with his brother, David Maysles. They were among the first to capture life as it unfolded before their camera – without scripts, sets, or narration.
“Ecological Interventions” features two internationally renowned environmental artists who care deeply about out ecology and our future, Brandon Ballengée (US) and Oliver Kellhammer (Canada). Their projects explore how we as citizens of the world can change our environmental impact.
This exhibition shows photographic evidence of their experiments and explorations. Ballangée has been working with aquatic systems, rivers, streams, and swamps to look at the biodiversity of our waterways and how to repair and deal with pollutants. Kellhammer is a permaculturist who has worked for years to plant the earth with remediating vegetation.
Join us for a presentation by artist Oron Catts, who will speak about "Growing Neolifism," his work with Tissue Culture and Art. Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents!
Oron Catts is an artist, researcher, and curator whose pioneering work with the Tissue Culture and Art Project, which he established in 1996, is considered a leading biological art project. He is the founding director of SymbioticA, which he co-founded in 2000, an artistic research centre housed within the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, The University of Western Australia.
Ballengée, Skate, Hudson River Valley project Kellhammer, Crowngraft, Guerilla Grafting
"Ecological Interventions” features two internationally renowned environmental artists who care deeply about out ecology and our future, Brandon Ballengée (US) and Oliver Kellhammer (Canada). Their projects explore how we as citizens of the world can change our environmental impact. Curated by Kathy High.
Join filmmaker Craig Saddlemire for a screening of his critically acciaimed and thought-provoking documentary film, Household. Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents!
Join us for a performance of original Brazilian music by internationally renowned and award-winning singer/songwriter Luísa Maita.
Join filmmakers Joshua B. Pribanic and Melissa Troutman for a screening and discussion of their exciting documentary about shale gas, Triple Divide.
Please note: Join the filmmakers and others in the community for the "Protect Our Water" Skill Share, earlier in the afternoon from 3-5:30pm, followed by a community potluck.
Triple Divide is Public Herald's first investigations into the inevitable, negative impacts from shale gas industrial development and how those impacts are handled by the state, specifically the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Narrated by Academy Award nominated actor and environmental advocate Mark Ruffalo, major findings include stark negligence and endangerment of public and environmental health due to shale gas extraction. Through personal stories, expert interviews, and investigation of state case files, Triple Divide tells a cautionary tale about the corruption of a public agency meant to regulate industry and protect the public and environment.
Audio artist, musician and studio engineer Troy Pohl covers artistic and professional tips and techniques, including the basics of mixing, setting up audio tracks, use of compression, noise gates, EQ, modulation, and more!
1:00 Intros; History of recording music; Overview of basics:
- live 2-track mixing & recording
- multi-track recording and mix-down
- basics of mastering
1:30 Challenges of multi-track recording -- good quality raw tracks for mixing, microphone techniques, proper recording levels, & more!
3:00 Clinic: Multi-track mixing