November 4-5 — “Twenty-three Hours of Art” marathon

Contact: Eric Ronis, Ronis@champlain.edu, 860-2700 x2503

As part of the new Creative Media BFA program in CCM, we are holding an “Art Marathon” that we’re calling “Twenty-Three Hours of Art.”

Where and when: Hauke Lounge from Fri., Nov. 4  at 6 p.m. through Sat., Nov. 5 at 5 p.m.

The idea is to stage an art marathon over 23 hours. The question is: what is art? Ideally, 101 different presenters will each present a different work of “art” (any and all genres, media) during the marathon (each is responsible to fill 10 minutes). What can you expect? Everything from Marilyn Manson (see clip below) to poet Pablo Neruda (see other clip below) — and everything in between.

Two ground rules:

1. The art work presented cannot be one’s own. So you could present a poem by Yeats, a snippet of a Hitchcock film, an image from Georgia O’Keefe, a monologue that your roommate wrote, a sculpture you bought at a yard sale, or even a really beautiful wine bottle. But it’s not your own–no need to defend or to prove anything.

2. There is no discussion or debate during the ten minutes. The presenter presents the work and says why it’s art or what s/he likes about it or feels about it or . . . . The audience listens and accepts. I’ve tried to build in discussion/debate time throughout the event.

Who should be involved?  All those involved with the new CREM BFA major, faculty from CCM, COR 220 instructors, and any student/faculty/staff person who cares about art.

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