FloodZone, featuring photography by Anastasia Samoylova, explores what it looks like to live in the southern United States at a time when rising sea levels and hurricanes threaten the most prized locations with storm surges and coastal erosion. Samoylova’s lyrical photographs are deceptive, drawing us in with a seemingly documentary promise of a palm-treed paradise. Their alluring color palette — filled with lush greens, azure blues, and pastel pinks — gives way to minute details that reveal decaying infrastructure, encroaching flora, and displaced fauna.
Known for presenting works of technical precision, joyful ease, dramatic relevance, and playful unpredictability, Baltimore Dance Project presents a diverse program of eight thrilling works, from tap and contemporary dance to poetry and spoken word. The evening also includes Infinite Transformations, an immersive multi-disciplinary installation that can be experienced prior to the performances.
Join us for Infinite Transformations, a multimedia, transdisciplinary installation presented in conjunction with performances by Baltimore Dance Project on February 9 and 10. Conceived by Foad Hamidi (assistant professor of information systems) and Linda Dusman (professor of music) and created as part of an Imaging Research Center (IRC) Faculty Fellowship, the project brings together the fields of bio art, audio design, and visualizations, with a creative team involving Lee Boot, Ryan Zuber, and Alan Wonneberger, and with choreography by Carol Hess.
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Spectrum of Process: 2024 UMBC Faculty Exhibition, on display from February 9 through March 2. Spectrum of Process presents a range of UMBC faculty approaches to art and culture through rigorous, experimental processes. The exhibition is interdisciplinary, including works of fine art, design, pedagogy, and the visual culture of research.