The organizers of the Princeton University Art of Science Competition announced the winning entries of the 2017 competition at an opening reception on Friday, May 5. Graduate student Tsung-Lin Hsieh received first place, graduate student Michael Fusella received second place, and Yuzki Oey '19, along with visual arts major Louisa Willis '17, were named co-winners of third place. Visual arts faculty members Jeff Whetstone and Emmet Gowin served on the panel of judges.
Audiences are invited to join Princeton University students to screen recent independent films and videos and meet filmmakers, musicians and scholars as part of a semester-long series focusing on sound in film, Sonic Cinema: Sounding Resistance. The series is presented by the Visual Arts Program of the Lewis Center for the Arts and is in conjunction with the spring course “Sonic Cinema: Music, Noise, and the Moving Image” taught by Visiting Associate Professor Amy Herzog, who curated the series. Films and videos will be screened on select Tuesdays through the end of April. Filmmakers, musicians and scholars associated with the work will be on hand to discuss the work and answer questions from the audience.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier will present an immersive, interactive performance, The Story is the Body, exploring the concept of Time that combines both film and the avant-garde dance form Butoh. The evening-length piece was created by award-winning filmmaker and Princeton alum Josephine Decker and Vangeline, artistic director of the Butoh dance company Vangeline Theater, along with Princeton students, as a part of the fall course “Filmmaking and Dance – Butoh and Technology.” The performance will take place on Monday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are encouraged.
The Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited Afia Nathaniel’s debut feature length screenplay Dukhtar (Daughter) to become a part of its permanent Core Collection.
Choreographer and director Pavel Zuštiak and documentary filmmaker Pacho Velez have been named Princeton University Arts Fellows for 2015-17 and will begin two years of teaching and community collaboration in September.
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present a Senior Thesis Film Festival featuring five new short films by students in the Program in Visual Arts: Labor Against Waste by Margaret Craycraft, Game Over by Matthew Floyd, Exes by Nonny Okwelogu, The True Story of Fictional James by Jane Pritchard, and Fluff by Jack Thornton. All five films will be screened on Friday, April 17 at 8:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ‘32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street, and again on Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. at the Frist Film/Performance Theater at Frist Campus Center on the Princeton University campus. Both screenings are free and open to the public.