On View Around Campus

During the Festival of the Creative Arts, the Brandeis campus is transformed by innovative original artwork supported by the Office of the Arts.

 

BENEATH THE BUZZ

In this mixed-media work, Anna Cass ’21 reflects upon what gets lost beneath the restlessness and division ancillary to human nature and modern society. Lower Usdan Student Center (next to Dunkin Donuts)

 

BLANKET STATEMENTS

Sarah Valente PB’19 has created a large-scale quilt installation that captures the voices of students, staff and faculty at Brandeis based on photographs of their bookshelves. Sponsored by the Brandeis Library. Brandeis Library, between Goldfarb and Farber, main level. 

  

COMMUNITY DANCE

This painting by Brian Frankel '21, inspired by Matisse’s “The Dance,” communicates the idea that speaking out and creating lasting change is an integral part of community formation. Usdan Student Center, second floor, outside Academic Services.

 

HERODIAS

Stephanie Boyer PB'19 reinterprets Francesco del Cairo’s macabre painting “Herodias with the Head of Saint John the Baptist,” reimagining the figures in contemporary contexts of gender, identity, and power.
Brandeis Library, Goldfarb level 3.

 

house feelings

The atmosphere of a home--whether filled with sound, quiet or even abandoned--is the subject of an artist’s book by Rita Scheer ’20. Shapiro Campus Center Atrium.

 

IDENTITY IN MOTION

Through video and photography, Arlett Marquez ’21 looks at Dominican and Haitian relations, specifically focusing on border communities. Screening and reception: Shapiro Campus Center, Multipurpose Room. Thursday, April 11, 9 pm - 10 pm.  

 

LULLABIES FOR THE EARTH

Inga Chinilina (GSAS) explores sounds and melodies from different cultures to form a new interactive language. Slosberg Music Center.

 

MARKETS AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Jenny Ho ’20 explores collective memory and identity as heard in the living sound of the marketplace -- both of her native China and of other cultures -- in two large-scale paintings. Usdan Student Center, second floor (outside Academic Services). 

 

MATERIAL VOICES

Collaborate on an interactive art installation that promotes the voices of students from Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINCA), a multicultural, multilingual and multinational high school in Dorchester. Coordinated by Gabriel Fontes ’19 and Justus Davis ’19. Shapiro Campus Center, Multipurpose Room (second floor). Thursday, April 11, 6:30 pm. (Please note time and location change.)

 

MORE THAN BLUES

Rayelle Gardner ’20 has collaborated with Brandeis’ black singers, poets, painters and creatives in a video exploration, with original music, of the emotional experiences and creative expressions of black women and femme folk. Screening Sunday, April 14, 8 pm in Chum's Coffeehouse (Usen Castle).

 

PYTHAGORAS BOX 

This autonomous sound sculpture by Alexander Bean (GSAS) is a meditation on the physical aspects of sound. Slosberg Music Center.

 

SHARED SPACE

Art meets biodiversity in photographs of natural life on the Brandeis campus taken by staff, faculty and students and shared on iNaturalist, an online citizen science platform. Curated by Katharine Mound ’19. Shapiro Science Center Atrium (accessible to the public Monday-Friday).

 

A SOUND BITE OF LIFE

This interactive sculpture by Marissa Small '21 explores the connection between sight and sound. The viewer is invited to step through a series of doorways, triggering a sound. The viewer is also encouraged to paint the doorways in response to the sounds they create.

Marissa was inspired by Yayoi Kusama's "Obliteration Room,” which in many ways demonstrates the incredible collaborative meaning people can create when they work together. As you walk through, consider how and why sounds trigger memories and emotions, and explore the powerful interconnected nature of movement, sound, memory and emotion. Outside the Shapiro Campus Center.

 

SYNESTHESIA

Mary Kagan-Garcia ’21 sees sound as color and flavor. Her painting project combines traditional imagery with the more abstract world associated with synesthesia. Slosberg Music Center.

  

WILTING SCALES

This painting by Gabby Loeff ’21 reflects compassion and remorse for the celebrated beauty of the rose. Shapiro Science Center Atrium (accessible to the public Monday-Friday).

 

THE WOMEN'S BATH

A series of paintings by Orli Swergold '18, PB'19 celebrates the lesser-known women from the Old Testament who used their sexuality to gain power in a patriarchal society. Pollack Fine Arts Teaching Center