OICR student and researcher Emily Hyde has been awarded the inaugural Frankel Foundation Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center, the largest artist residency center in the country and one of the most prestigious. A multidisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon, Hyde grew up in Estacada, a small logging town situated on the Clackamas River. She earned a BFA in Intermedia with a concentration in Video and Animation at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she was the recipient of the Dorothy Lemelson Scholarship, the Intermedia Department’s Interdisciplinary Artist Merit Scholarship, the Nancy Tonkin Memorial Scholarship, the Videofest Jury Prize, the Charles Voorhies Drawing Award, and an Honorary Mention in Printmaking. Influenced by a wide range of artists, filmmakers, writers, and theorists, including Andrei Tarkovsky, Wilhelm Worringer, Christopher Alexander, and Rudolf Otto, her work attempts to materialize a sense of wonder through light, color, and sound. She is the recipient of a 2011 Princess Grace Award in Filmmaking.
Coleman Gariety to present "Heidegger in the Night Kitchen" at the "What Is Universe?" Conference, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon
OICR special student Coleman Gariety will present his paper "Heidegger in the Night Kitchen" at the "What Is Universe?" Conference, sponsored by the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon, April 19-21, 2018. In this work, Gariety explores the role of the apparatus in the work of artist Maurice Sendak (in particular, the elaborate culinary machines of The Night Kitchen) through Martin Heidegger's phenomenological theory of World and D.W. Winnicott's psychoanalytic theory of Self. Specifically, he employs these theories as methods for investigating the means by which the child, in striving to develop a capacity for Going-on-being-toward-death, attempts to protect his own meaningful world from the bizarre, indifferent World of the (adult) Other. If the technological apparatus is introduced into the world of the child at the wrong time in the maturational process, these critically important if intensely fragile processes could be altered with detrimental, perhaps catastrophic, effect. Both phenomenology and psychoanalysis may require re-evaluation and reconfiguration as methods of contemporary critique and self-understanding at the very point at which technology, having entered everyone’s night kitchen, stands in need of radical critique.
Presentation and Workshop by Ryan Wilson Paulsen: “Art & Mental Health; Or, The Necessity of Self Care”
left: Ryan Wilson Paulsen; right: Paulsen and longtime collaborator Anna Gray
Given the devastating effects of global capitalism on our planet and growing consciousness of the oppression and inequality that characterize our social world and history, many are at a loss as to how to make a future without massive waves of violence. Anxiety, despair, confusion, and depression are widespread; trauma is a fact not an exception. How can we build practices centered on care for ourselves and our world? How can art be a mode for accomplishing this work? As social beings, self-care is more than an individual imperative to live healthier; it is a social process as well as a personal one. Throughout the history of art, we find many examples of artists expressing the unspeakable, the internal, and the invisible, using visual expression as a process to care for themselves and to connect to others. Contemporary artists have engaged with issues of mental health and self-care from many perspectives as well, utilizing therapeutic or advocacy practices, working therapeutically and empathically. This talk and workshop explore and problematize representations of mental health and self-care in our contemporary world, using examples from art and music to begin suggesting a way forward.
OICR is proud to announce its affiliation with the International Writing Program, University of Iowa
The Oregon Institute for Creative Research proudly announces an affiliation with the International Writing Program, one of the nation’s key cultural exchanges, at the University of Iowa, the premier center for creative writing. Under the leadership of writer Christopher Merrill, the IWP selects each year thirty to thirty-five writers from around the world to trade ideas and visions with writers from the USA. Designed for emerging and established creative writers who have published at least one book, the program recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Since 1967, over 1,400 writers from more than 150 countries have participated in the IWP residency, which lasts from late August to mid-November, after which time select writers take up short residencies at other institutions in various parts of the country. This year, the Oregon Institute for Creative Research has been chosen as one of a handful of institutions across the country to host an IWP writer, who will interact with OICR students and the wider community while exploring the natural and cultural wonders of the state.
True West Presents: The Mountain Goats. An intimate evening with John Darnielle, to benefit The Oregon Institute for Creative Research.
Following the success of the first OICR “Readings for Now” Series, we will hold a second event on Tuesday, October 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Kitchen at Yale Union, where we will devote ourselves to a close reading and discussion of Adorno's aptly-named "Opinion Delusion Society."
Are there writings and records that might help us understand what is happening now? Join us for a roundtable discussion on Thursday, September 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m., at Mother Foucault's Bookshop. Our readings include Hannah Arendt, “Lying in Politics"; Vilém Flusser, “Criteria—Crisis—Criticism”; Georg Simmel “Knowledge, Truth, and Falsehood in Human Relations"; Henri Lefebvre, “The Idea of Reality"; and Theodor W. Adorno, “Opinion Delusion Society"--and can be found on this website.
Forty-five thousand wild horses and burros face slaughter across the American West.
Dates: Tuesday, April 11-Friday, April 14, 2017
Theme: “Defactualization and Its Discontents; Or, The New Unreality”
Faculty: Anne-Marie Oliver, Oregon Institute for Creative Research; Barry Sanders, Oregon Institute for Creative Research; Kathleen Eamon, Evergreen State College; Shaw Osha, Evergreen State College
Chef: Max Germano
Sous-chef: Cydney Lipscom
Participants: Laura Birchard, Natassia Haas, Emily Hyde, Taryn Tomasello, Mark Tracy, Daniel Dubiel, Andrew Woods, JR Rothfuss, Maia Rasmussen, Madeline Weltchek, Ryan Fazio, Garrett Bailey, Natalie Schultz-Purves, Aiden Skogheim
The Coming Prehuman (A Peculiar Relation to Life and Life-Time): Two Perspectives, "What Is Life?" Conference, University of Oregon
In this talk, we locate (in)distinguishability as a singularly important criterion and 21st-century challenge, examining what seems to be a deep resemblance and mutual implicature of electro-optical media, synthetic biology, quandaries of verification, socio-political madness, and the inability to distinguish between sleep and wakefulness, “life” and “Life itself,” the living and the dead.
"Two thousand years after Plato wrote it seems as if not only the gods but the wise have abandoned us, and left us alone with our partial knowledge and our ignorance."
Join us for a roundtable discussion on a range of critical topics, from the growing indistinction of the real and the fake to the threatened disappearance of politics as a system of challenge, contest, and negotiation.
A critical conversation on method and madness, knowledge and respect, theory and nascent wonder, ignorance and arrogance, authority and tradition, judgment and distinction, learning and the pleasing of another, sober realism and the rage for justice.
A series of 12-15 mini-presentations and performances, 1-5 minutes apiece, whether funny, sad, tragic, or silly, but never indifferent, led by members of the Critical Theory and Creative Research Collective under the title of its esteemed guest-lecturer series “Come If You Dare.”
CT+CR Fall Colloquium and Artist Residency @ Caldera 2012
With major support from Paul Livadary and the Marshall and Margherite McComb Foundation and with special thanks to Peets Coffee
Dates: October 3-7, 2012
Theme: “The Visible, the Invisible, and the Indivisible”
Special guests: Nina Katchadourian, Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU Gallatin School for Individualized Study; Sina Najafi, Editor-in-Chief, Cabinet magazine; Dan Heagerty, Board of Governors, Caldera Arts Center
Faculty: Anne-Marie Oliver, Barry Sanders, Marie-Pierre Hasne, Joan Handwerg
Program coordinator: Nicole Eriko Amagai-Smith
Chef: Cathy Cleaver
Participants: Marshall Astor, Karena Bennett, Carmen Denison, Kimberly Disney, Peter Falanga, André Busch Fortes, Dustin Freemont, Val Hardy, Lauren Heagerty, Hannah Horovitz, Evangelina Owens, Mel Ponis, Robert Reincke, Kevin Smith, Dawn Stoppiello, Muhammad Usruf, Brooke Wendt, Chloé Womack