7th Annual Transmodern Festival April 15 – April 18, 2010
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    Petra Hudeckova is an artist from Prague who is currently a visiting student at MICA.  Her work combines her background in Fashion and Cultural studies with interest in Surrealism, costume and performance.

    Her experimental performance “Splashes” explores the body and its interaction with the space it occupies. It is a playful, abstract investigation of our mutual relationship with the environment that surrounds us.

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    sidewalkweedsApril Lewis was born in 1980 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an installation and performance artist and independent curator residing in Baltimore. In 2009 she earned a BA from Towson State University with a concentration in Printmaking and in 2006 she received an AA in visual arts from Anne Arundel Community College. April lives and works in Baltimore.

    Urban Invasion Crusaders Kiosk
    passersby will encounter a kiosk with field guides of Baltimore’s invasive flora (complete with photos and names of common weeds found in the city and links to an online component of the handmade book).  the kiosk will make available; gardening gloves, kneeling pads, wheel barrels, and collection containers for kiosk visitors to borrow and use to weed the neighborhood and areas surrounding the water in fells point. Each crusader will receive an official Urban Invasion Crusaders badge and and field guide to take home with them upon returning with weeds and borrowed gardening tools.

    there will also be two scheduled group tours to point out invasive flora and discuss the history and usage of these non-native plants.

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    Sweet and SandyEsther Freeman

    I am from Ohio, but I am currently attending school in Baltimore. My work is often site-specific, with a focus on communication, community, and relationships.

    Sweet and Sandy

    In my performance of “Sweet and Sandy”, two people embrace, touch, lose, find, and wrestle one another while covered in sandpaper.

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    CAST, a site-specific, sound-art installation located at Fells Point, Thames Street and South Broadway at the end of the pier on the water, amplifies the interstitial sounds reflected by the surface boundary between the water and the air.  The audience will experience this liminal space as an acoustic mix between the “normal” sounds heard above the water and the submersed sounds hidden below the water. CAST creates a deep listening duet between these two unlikely acoustic environments.  The water surface operates as a tympanum or drum being struck from both sides: the noisy rumblings of the Baltimore Inner Harbor district beat upon the upper surface; the aquatic echoes and bay currents reverberate against the underside to complete the listener’s circuit of perception.

    Steve Bradley is an inter-media artist who currently works with low-frequency sound that resonates below the threshold of human hearing, but when broadcast on-site, reveals the structure of environmental acoustics. Using minimal processing, he isolates micro artifacts of sound that become the core material for video, networked live performance, and low-power, site-relational radio.  In 1998, Steve Bradley founded art@radio, a net-broadcast through which he conducts streamed projects in remote locations where participants perform simultaneously.  He is a co-founder and active member of URBANtells.net, whose work focuses on the intricacies between the architecture, cityscape and the human and cultural geography found within any city. URBANtells’ art practice involves the use of various forms of low and high technology to engage the residents, transients and lost inhabitants of the city.

    Bradley has toured and recorded with Alien Productions/edition Kunstradio in Austria; exhibited at Kiasma Museum, Helsinki, and at Seville Biennial; was commissioned by Sonic Circuits to perform at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and he was included in a limited-edition, artbox cd by Public Guilt Records, Baltimore.

    The Baltimore <-> Rotterdam Sister City invited Bradley, an active member of URBANtells.net to be their exchange artist for a continuing sound radio project in Rotterdam/Baltimore. Most recently, Bradley installed a commissioned sound sculpture in Wattenmeer mud flats on the North German coast; during low tide, the North Sea winds and rising water played the instrument.

    Steve Bradley teaches at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and currently serves as the Graduate Program Director of the Imaging and Digital Arts MFA program.

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    2.SecondFaintCastroBWConcrete Intervention

    Kathryn Williamson is an Artist who uses photography, video, and drawing as documenting tools. Her inspiration comes from observations of the everyday that are subsequently turned into actions or events which are recorded and later shown as documents and/or installation. She sees the public sphere as a stage for action where symbolic and metaphorical gestures are incorporated with interventions that mimic the everyday and further blur the line between the real and the fabricated. Exploring the absurdity in life, she uses humor in order to ease the viewer into more serious subtexts. Williamson has performed and shown work nationally as well as internationally including Yerba Buena for the Arts in San Francisco, SculptureCenter in New York City, and the VIII Biennial of Havana in 2003. She is a current Fellow and MFA candidate at the San Francisco Art Institute.
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    smellingsaltamusementsThe Grey Guide to Locust Point: Sites of Memory and Imagination
    Smelling Salt Amusements has been gathering tales from a prominent spit into Baltimore history. This self-guided tour is the second edition of their ongoing Overlookeds project. It brings together trawlings from research, conversations, and wanderings around Locust Point.

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    untitled emergency survival tactic #8 (expertise vs. dilettantism in potability, trust, and personal purity)Marian April Glebes is an emerging conceptual and mixed-media artist whose installations are built of the remnants of elaborate processes that are futile or ridiculous, metaphoric, and temporary. Her works address issues of the urban/suburban environment, the character and power of the artist, and the use of site-specificity and the art object as a tool for social change. Glebes has exhibited in Baltimore, Washington DC, and Chicago galleries, including Heaven Gallery, Gallery Four, the Creative Alliance, Goucher College, Area 405, MICA, and the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture at UMBC. Having received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 2005 and her Masters of Fine Art from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2009, Glebes has made her home in Baltimore, and currently facilitates commercial real estate development in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District under Guppy Management Services. She is a curator for Artscape and the Metro Gallery in Baltimore, The Douglas Street Music Collective in New York City, and co-curator of Baltimore Design Conversations. Glebes is a member of the Charles Street Trolley Committee, the Baltimore City Forestry Board, and presently serves as Treasurer for the Baltimore D:center.

    Marian will do a day long scientific experiment/performance in which she will become artist/scientist and filter the harbour water, using a filter built of found natural materials throughout baltimore city.

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    melissa moore 1“lost inhabitants find another way home”
    Melissa Moore (1975) is a self-taught installation/sound artist, musician, and sculptor born in Washington DC and is now based in Baltimore, MD.  Moore’s sculpture and installation work involve creating invented spaces that challenge typical notions of orientation in space, confinement/extension of space, isolation, and the exposition of hidden spaces in the form of portable architecture. She is currently working on a “forest intervention” research series where she uses various materials, constructed objects, and mirrors to create multi-dimensional space within the context of nature.  She is also continuing her PLMS (Pataphysical Life-Mind Society) studies/work in a new semi-clandestine site called “Earth Measure”. The location is  a secret “outdoor grove gallery” meant for exchanges and research with the public.  The first of this series of work is located in Baltimore, MD.  Moore will continue her research throughout Baltimore and other sites in the US and Europe. She curated and exhibited work in *The Unfolded Crystal: Seduction of the Hyperreal* at the Stamp Gallery at University of Maryland 2009 and *The Art of the Set-Up*; “PLMS: study site K” at MAP (Maryland Art Place) in Baltimore, MD. Moore has exhibited and performed throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.  She was the recipient of a 2008 Individual Artist Grant from Maryland State Arts Council.

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    sandpile-montage-200Understanding commodities, v.1: several investigations into the method and logic of the self-organizing sands of Baltimore.

    Dylan Gauthier & Elizabeth Knafo will perform a series of experiments to expand our understanding of the nature (flows, exchange values, self-organized criticality) of the iconic dunes.

    Elizabeth Knafo is a multi-disciplinary artist who works with print design, video and as a food justice organizer with the Brooklyn Food Coalition and runs Green My Bodega with Dylan Gauthier: a media activism and organizing project designed to connect local farmers and their goods to central Brooklyn bodegas. She has worked as a designer in publishing, as a teaching artist and is currently getting her MFA at Hunter College. This summer she will be farming for a small CSA in Brooklyn.

    Dylan Gauthier is an artist, activist and performer based in New York City, where he also builds boats as 1/3 of the Mare Liberum boatbuilding and publishing collective. The collective has shown boats and staged workshops domestically and internationally, and locally at venues such as the Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York and the EFA Project Space in Manhattan. Prior to that, Dylan ran the Empty Vessel Project, a floating art and sustainability experiment on the Gowanus Canal. Dylan is also an MFA Candidate in the Integrated Media Arts program at Hunter College.

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    Viking Funeral

    The only way into the Viking Heaven of Valhalla is to die in battle or
    in childbirth. You’re sent on your way on a flaming ship, with a
    beautiful meal and perhaps a slave companion. We all have our
    projects. relationships and dreams that die in battle, or in birth.
    Let’s send them to heaven. We will build a ship, set it aflame on the
    harbor, and give a hero’s goodbye to those things we held dear which
    died a valiant death.

    Jane Vincent and Gina Denton will perform last rites, place objects,
    memoirs, mementos, and written descriptions on a hand built ship, and
    set it on fire and sail it off into the harbor.

    Jane Vincent is a musician, artist, and housecleaner. She is a
    Philadelphia native who has lived in Baltimore for 6 years.She has
    many projects which are ready for a proper send-off to Valhalla.

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