events


PERFORMANCE | Open Studios
Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

PERFORMANCE | Open Studios

Spring 2018 Open Studios will start at 5 pm in the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Students will present their work from the following VES courses: Drawing 1Anyone Can Draw; Lay of the Land: A Studio-based Seminar; Introduction to Still Photography; Drawing 2: Expanded Visual Thinking; Invented Mediums: Painting Course; Object Matter of Jelly Fish: Sculpture Course; Where the Wild Things Are: Intermediate Photography Course; Vertical Cinema; Directed Research; Critical Printing; Fundamentals of Animation; Intermediate Animation: Making an Animated Film.

Student Film Screenings will be shown in the Lecture Hall starting at 7 pm (Wednesday through Saturday) Students will present their work from the following VES courses: Introduction to Non Fiction Filmmaking; Introduction to Non Fiction Videomaking; Fundamentals of Animation; Introduction to Narrative Filmmaking; The Essay Film; Intermediate Animation: Making and Animated Film; Critical Media Practice.

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EXHIBITION | INTERFACE
Apr
26
to Apr 27

EXHIBITION | INTERFACE

Exhibition @ CCVA

Apr 27 – May 24, 2018

Level 1 + Level 3


For many Visual and Environmental Studies students, the Senior Thesis is the capstone experience in the department. Students conceive their theses in conjunction with the department and work closely with faculty members as principal advisers. Throughout the yearlong process, students develop and refine their ideas into a thesis work, concluding with its presentation in this annual exhibition. 

Ariana Chaivaranon, Bruno Moguel Gallegos, Essa L., Susan Yao Li, Brigheil Lalor, Michelle Long, Tanner McColl, Lily Scherlis, and Kevin Zhu. 

The Department of Visual and Environmental Studies is home to a range of studio and theoretical studies in the arts at Harvard University. It offers courses in painting, drawing, sculpture, film, video, and animation, as well as photography, film history, the built environment, and contemporary art. The academic experience transpires in the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, where thinking and making intersect to enable students from a variety of disciplinary studies to be aware of their visual environment.

The Opening Reception coincides with VES Open Studios and Student Screenings, a showcase of student work produced in Spring courses. Open Studios takes place Fri, Apr 27, 5–7 pm and Screenings are held Wed, Apr 25 through Sat, Apr 28, 7–10 pm. 

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CONCERT |  GlVE SOUND/RE: CElVE SOUND
Apr
8
8:00 PM20:00

CONCERT | GlVE SOUND/RE: CElVE SOUND

a night of music and video featuring:

Brandon Lincoln Snyder X Eden Girma X David Angelo X Tyler Parker X Kenny Okagaki X Kevin Madison X Bri Tagliaferro X Dan Reifsteck


// 7 by 7 //
"an ethnographic visual album that explores youth culture in San Francisco through a variety of born and raised artists. Directed, produced, and mix/mastered by Kenny Okagaki”

// Give Sound / Receive Sound //
its kind of like a music video! feat. Pauline Oliveros'
Performed by Brandon Lincoln Snyder, Eden Girma, and David Angelo. Videography by Tyler Parker

live music by
// Eden Girma //

Improvisation by
// David Angelo, Kevin Madison, Bri Tagliaferro, and Dan Reifsteck //
 

...food and drinks present as well...
(Free! with suggested donation for food and drink)

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HAPPENING | Re: Monday Gallery
Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

HAPPENING | Re: Monday Gallery

Hung along the four walls of the stark, square space was a continuous sequence of postcard-sized photos and bits of text, spaced well apart and presented in pairs. The viewer was thus surrounded by impetuses to recreate and imagine the connection between the text that prompted the photos and the photos themselves.

Here was art not as destination, but rather as prompt for mental travel: these postcard art objects, though fixed in a neat sequence, by their suggestive and incomplete natures inspired acts of imagination and memory on the part of the viewer.

Postcards were even available to be taken home from the show. “An emotion or essence can be derived from it, but not the whole story is there,” says E. Li '19, a VES concentrator whose work is featured in the show.

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SALON Lucienne | re: Adv
Mar
4
8:30 PM20:30

SALON Lucienne | re: Adv

6 Linden is renowned as the Sunday evening gathering place for both Harvard undergrads and others noteworthy in the world of vanguard arts and letters around campus. 

(Salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation.)

These gatherings often consciously followed Horace's definition of the aims of poetry, either to please or to educate – in Latin: aut delectare aut prodesse. 

The word Salon also refers to art exhibitions, in this case, the chief konservator- salonnière is E. Lucienne. Entrée into the Lucienne Salon is a sought-after validation, and Lucienne became mentor, critic, and guru to those who gathered around her. 

“Entrez-vous” Lucienne would surely reply, showing the caller the way through the atelier to the salon – most anyone is welcome: one’s connections were merely a formality.

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FILM | Reality is Invisible (1971)
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

FILM | Reality is Invisible (1971)

In 1971 the experimental filmmaker Robert Fulton made the 16mm film Reality’s Invisible while teaching in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Through candid interviews with VES students, impromptu recordings of faculty lectures, and lingering shots on concrete surfaces and spaces around Le Corbusier’s architecture, Reality’s Invisible is a frenetic and visually lush, almost visceral, portrayal of academic life at the Carpenter Center. The intimate footage captures the pedagogical activities, intellectual ideas and political concerns occupying students and faculty involved in the nascent days of a new visual arts program and building at Harvard. Pushing the limits of filmmaking, Fulton’s images and sounds, edited and layered, collide into a “tone,” as he later described it, revealing the chaos, fluidity and motion at the Carpenter Center. Robert Fulton's films are in the collection of the Harvard Film Archive

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SALON Lucienne | Constellations
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

SALON Lucienne | Constellations

6 Linden is renowned as the Sunday evening gathering place for both Harvard undergrads and others noteworthy in the world of vanguard arts and letters around campus. 

(Salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation.)

These gatherings often consciously followed Horace's definition of the aims of poetry, either to please or to educate – in Latin: aut delectare aut prodesse. 

The word Salon also refers to art exhibitions, in this case, the chief konservator- salonnière is E. Lucienne. Entrée into the Lucienne Salon is a sought-after validation, and Lucienne became mentor, critic, and guru to those who gathered around her. 

“Entrez-vous” Lucienne would surely reply, showing the caller the way through the atelier to the salon – most anyone is welcome: one’s connections were merely a formality.

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 FILM | Kimi no Na Wa
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

FILM | Kimi no Na Wa

 

About the film

Your Name (Japanese: 君の名は。) “Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.)” is a Japanese animated science fiction fantasy film and it the music was composed by Radwimps, a famous Japanese Rock Band. 

The story is set one month after a comet has fallen for the first time in a thousand years. Mitsuha, a high school girl living in the countryside, wants to live in the city because she is unhappy with her life in a small town. Then there’s Taki, he’s a high school student living in Tokyo working part-time in an Italian restaurant, who also needs a break from everyday life.

One day, Mitsuha has a dream where she is a young boy in Tokyo. On the other hand, Taki also has a dream where he is a female high school student in a town in the mountains that he has never been to. What’s the secret behind their dreams?

From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls.

 
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Hosted in collaboration with Harvard Japan Society

 
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SHOW | landing " o n e "
Nov
1
9:15 PM21:15

SHOW | landing " o n e "

 

sound performance  o n e  pulse Austin Weber

9:30pm @ 6 Linden St. 

 

artists and friends, light refreshments provided

 
 

landing

 UK  /ˈlæn.dɪŋ/  US  /ˈlæn.dɪŋ/

 

NOUN

An instance of coming or bringing something to land, either from the air or from water. ‘we made a perfect landing at the airstrip’

1.1 An act of unloading troops in enemy territory as part of a military operation.

1.2 A place where people and goods can be landed from a boat. ‘the ferry landing’

 
 
 

one

 

n.  1. The cardinal number, represented by the symbol 1, designating the first unit in a series

adj.  1. Being a single entity, unit, object, or living being

pron.  1. An indefinitely specified individual

 

Idioms:at one – In accord or unity.

one and all – Everyone.

one by one – Individually in succession.

 
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