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Spring 2018 IMRC Researcher in Residence – Daniel Pillis

We are thrilled to announce our Spring 2018 Researcher in Residence, Daniel Pillis.  Daniel Gene Pillis is a queer artist and media archaeologist who works with robotics, computer graphics and large scale installations. They make work about the technology of reality, investigating the phenomenology of computing, the metaphysics of mixed reality, and the contemporary nature […]

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IMRC Accounts – Equipment Reservation System is Live!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new equipment reservation system on the IMRC Accounts website www.imrcaccounts.com.  We have about 90% of our equipment in the online system and will be adding the last few items in the coming days.  You can reserve equipment ahead of time or come in and grab it […]

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Tuesdays at the IMRC: Faculty Presentation – Sofian Audry

The Intermedia MFA program is excited to announce the start of their Spring 2018 visiting artist lectures series, known as Tuesdays at the IMRC. This year’s visiting artist roster promises the community a robust season of contemporary artists from across the country and around the world. Our first event on January 30th at 7:00p.m. is […]

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Time’s Affect

Time’s Affect (the verb) (meaning on me) as musical material continues as I record more tracks at home in contrast to the cold, windy time-space of that old truck, that memory from November. It occurs to me now that the truck, or any object, so static or still, is playable. Sound is the decoration– a verb. […]

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Bending Worlds

The Polaris Prize, a coveted recognition that occurs far north of here recognized these two. I’ve been thinking about the Arctic for years. I wanted to force this in as an IMRC post, even though it may seem like pop music at first, yet there’s an awful lot goin’ on here. The filming, the audio, […]

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His Place of Peace

Now passed on yet forever he has named his salvage junk yard Place of Peace. I met Perry about 20 years ago and these notes on my three films so far related to a wonderful, old truck there. The mailbox and large sign as I entered said Place of Peace. Dick Higgins lamented of our reduction […]

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Spring 2018 IMFA / IMRC Visiting Artist Series

The Intermedia MFA Tuesdays at the IMRC Lecture Series continues to provide the UMaine, Orono and Bangor community with a diverse schedule of compelling speakers, and performances by contemporary and interdisciplinary artists and performers from around the country and world. All events are free, open to the public and will take place at the Innovative […]

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Concept Graffiti

Children do have bizarre noise-making sessions as play. This is quoted from the Schoreditch experimental musical school of 1969. Laughter should be part of education should not be questioned (yet it is). George Maciunas described Fluxus this way as: a fusion of Spike Jones, gags, games, Vaudeville, Cage, and Duchamp. Fluxus was emotional in nature yet had an ethical […]

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Open Studios Fall 2017

This year’s Open Studios featured over 75 student works of art and design from New Media, the Art dept. and the Intermedia MFA program.  Here are few photos from our December event. Photos by Jim Winters Photos by Gene A. Felice II

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Z’EV

Z’EV, (1951-2017) he will always be worth looking into. Z’EV, a founder of what we now can call the Industrial Art Movement. You’re probably not exactly dreaming of dragging some junk stuff onto a stage or into a radio station in order to play music– but I am sure that I have wanted to. I […]

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