While most of this year’s TEDxUTAustin’s conference will be presented virtually, the conference features a unique physical component: Hear and Now, a drive-thru art exhibition highlighting art from students, faculty and alumni from the UT College of Fine Arts, as well as other UT students and Austin community members.
The project will transform the San Antonio Garage in West Campus to host the show March 5–6 to provide a safe, socially distanced art experience for the UT community. A timed ticket is required to view the exhibition, which takes place on floors 4–7 of the garage between 1 and 10 p.m. on both days.
The exhibition is curated by the Center Space Project, a student-run curatorial collective that works collaboratively with the Visual Arts Center, providing opportunities to UT students interested in participating within a larger artistic community.
Hear and Now explores what it means to be a viewer forced to be physically separated from art. It seeks to restore elements of art viewing that have been lost because of the virtual shift, asking the viewer to be self-conscious of how one may feel deactivated or “muted” in our current circumstances.
Steve Parker: Sonic Meditations of Rome
Parker is a Butler School of Music alumnus and earned his D.M.A. in 2012.
Brian Korgel: tobo [トボ]
Professor Korgel holds faculty appointments in the Department of Chemistry, the School of Design and Creative Technologies and the Department of Art and Art History.
Nike Project Move: World of Movement
Emily Lee: The Right the Side is On
Lee is a 2019 alumna of the Department of Art and Art History and holds a B.A. in Art History and B.F.A. in Studio Art.
Abby Raffle and Caroline Perkison: The Hostess; Like A Spider With Flies
Raffle is a senior in Studio Art, and Perkison is a junior in Studio Art.
Morgan Gage: Survey Coursing Towards Unifying Perspective Variety
Jorge Wunch: We are Nature
Celine Lassus: is this what U want?
Lassus is a senior in Studio Art.
Madison Cooper: how about that weather; Riverside Dr
Cooper is a junior in Studio Art.
riel Sturchio: skin prints
Sturchio is a lecturer in Studio Art and earned an M.F.A. in Studio Art here in 2018.
Hannah Spector: rattlesnake (the meaning of the word)
Spector is an alumna and earned an M.F.A. in Studio Art in 2018.
CC Calloway: HEAD
Spector is an alumna and earned an M.F.A. in Studio Art in 2020.
Abby Evans and TD Simons: Death Farce
Jeffrey Gan: Tumpeng Study
Gan is a Performance as Public Practice Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Anika Steppe: Dumb Luck or Good Decisions, Uh-uh
Steppe is an alumna and earned an M.F.A. in Studio Art in 2018.