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Fine Arts well represented in IdeaFest

Running March 4-15 in every corner of UVic campus, this free festival connects you to experts working on the kind of ideas that really can “make a difference.”

Here’s a quick breakdown of  Fine Arts events:

Enacting the Artist / Researcher / Educator: Six UVic applied theatre graduate students engaged in a theatre-based PhD research project will discuss utilizing playbuilding as qualitative research, as well as a variety of theatre conventions as a way to generate, interpret and (re)present data.   2-4 pm Monday, March 4, in room 109 of the Fine Arts building

Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards: Celebrate some of the outstanding research produced by the 2012 Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards scholars at this day-long presentation of their work. Here’s a list of who’s representing Fine Arts: Sara Fruchtman, Alexandra Macdonald and Christine Oldridge (History in Art), Stewart Gibbs, Sarah Johnson and Jennifer Taylor (Theatre), Bronwyn McMillin and Willie Seo (Visual Arts), Claire Garneau and Liz Snell (Writing).  11am-3 pm in the SUB’s Cinecenta, Upper Lounge and Michele Pujol room

Mini Film Fest: Join some of the Department of Writing’s emerging filmmakers for a screening and discussion of several recent, award-winning student films—including the Leo Award-winning web series Freshman’s Wharf, and Connor Gaston’s recent TIFF and VFF-screened short, Bardo Light, among others.  7:30 pm Thursday, March 7, in room 162 of the Visual Arts building• Sonic Lab: Join UVic’s contemporary music ensemble as they present two compositions that explore the sound itself as musical material. Imagine a brick wall with a human figure painted on it, which can be taken apart & rebuilt as a fence or a house—meaning the parts of painted body would show up in an unexpected context.  8 pm Friday, March 8, in the Phillip T Young Recital Hall

“Have you ever had an idea?”Get in on this interactive, community-involving project aimed at enabling ideas to be more accessible and more attainable. Participants become part of Victoria’s biggest idea—a giant run-on sentence created by texting, calling or e-mailing in their ideas.  7-10 pm Friday, March 8, in room A111 of the Visual Arts building

“Games Without Frontiers: The Social Power of Video Games”: Join professors, grad students, undergraduates, high-school students, local game designers and curious citizens of Victoria at this mini-conference to explore, discuss and marvel at the power of video-game technology to bring people together and improve the world. Faculty and students will give demonstrations and offer a Q&A about the innovative use of “gamification” techniques in their research, including games that help to improve the lives of children with autism, teach about First Nations treaties, combat obesity and explore the ocean floor, among others. Noon-6 pm Saturday, March 9, in room C103 of the David Strong building

“Is There Still Potential for Human Creativity?” A good question which promises a lively back and forth at this Fine Arts discussion panel featuring Jennifer Stillwell (Visual Arts), George Tzanetakis (Computer Science-Music), Lee Henderson (Writing), Victoria Wyatt (History in Art), Jonathan Goldman (Music). Moderated by the Times Colonist‘s Dave Obee.  7:30 pm Monday, March 11,  in B150 of the Bob Wright Centre

Fine Arts PechaKucha: Get a sense of what’s happening in both History in Art and Visual Art with this exciting, fast-paced PechaKucha-style interdisciplinary visual presentation. Don’t know PechaKucha? It’s like a TED talk on speed!  5-7 pm Tuesday, March 12, in room 162 of the Visual Arts building.

Intergenerational Theatre for Development in India: After being displaced by the 2006 tsunami, a new community in India is using Applied Theatre to reconnect its citizens. The creation of an intergenerational theatre company to perform the stories of seniors and rural youth of the Tamilnadu community has the potential to create lines of dialogue across generations by positively highlighting the life experiences of residents of Tamaraikulam Elders’ Village and students of the Isha Vidhya Matriculation School. Theatre PhD student Matthew Gusul recently visited India and will tell the story of this developing project.  4:45 pm Thursday, March 14, in the Phoenix Theatre’s McIntyre Studio.

More info:  IdeaFest 2013 website