7th Annual Transmodern Festival April 15 – April 18, 2010
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    An Investigation of Fluidity in Baltimore’s Harbor
    There are more things that are fluid besides water in Baltimore’s Harbor. Angie Young and Jaimes Mayhew will be conducting participatory research that will explore ideas that  involve ideas associated with fluidity such as change, flux, transcendence, becoming and movement through interviews and participant directed documentation.

    Angie Young is a documentary filmmaker, artist and activist. Angie’s most recent film, The Coat Hanger Project, explores the significance of the coat hanger to abortion rights. Angie has screened her films across the United States as well as internationally.

    Jaimes Mayhew is an artist interested in social models for creative explorations. Jaimes is currently a candidate for an MFA from University of Maryland Baltimore County, and is the CAmm Cage Manager at Creative Alliance Movie Makers.

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    GARY

    LOCATION MEMORABILIA VENDING STAND  

    Gary Kachadourian will set up a folding chair and a peg board wall and sell memorabilia commemorating his favorite sites located in the area around where he lives and travels.

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    artiststatementwallShockingly Brilliant

    Pal: So, how does this become your artist bio?
    Combo: It’s about us of course, which is everyone who wants to be us.
    Pal: So want is the defining feature, this specific want.
    Combo: This one, yup. That this is art, making it art because we REALLY want it to be.
    Pal: Or even want it just a little bit?
    Combo: Yes, but this is not even art, it is T’s art bio.
    Pal: This is part of T’s artist statement.
    Combo: No, it is–
    Pal: OK, can we say it is both?
    Combo: Can we say it is her bio, part of her statement, which is also real art–
    Pal: Yes, and also it isn’t hers, it is a collaboration, just not defined by exactly who until they are wanting to be in it when it is happening… um, occurring.
    Combo: Which is now?
    Pal: Maybe.

    ARTISTS APPEAR TO BE PART OF THE EQUATION:

    People are in costumes that they make with a large letter on top. All of a sudden, all the people gather together to spell the words: ARTISTS APPEAR TO BE PART OF THE EQUATION.

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    March 4th, 2010adminUncategorized

    stephanieStephanie Barber is a multimedia artist currently living in Baltimore, MD.  Her film and video work has been featured at many fine museums, theaters and galleries around the world and her writing has been published by equally impressive publishing houses.

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    March 2nd, 2010adminUncategorized

    Rebecca NagleRebecca Nagle is a performance, new media and community artist. She grew up in Kansas. After attending Interlochen Arts Academy, she studied at Maryland Institute College of Art. She is an internationally exhibited and collected artist with works in the New Museum, NY and Ssamzie Art Warehouse, South Korea. Nagle has shown at Current Gallery, Art in General, Site Santa Fe, Artscape, and Conflux Festival. She was hailed by Baltimore City’s Paper’s senior arts editor Bret McCabe as “Baltimore’s very own life-is-art-is-life performance maven…mingling the internet and performance into a fresh and vital new thing”. Rebecca’s performative, interative and community art projects challenge people around issues of intimacy, the body, power, boundaries and efficacy. She is currently trying to make the world a more open, equitable and creative place through community organizing and radical performance art.

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    Jenny GrafJenny Graf (J.Graf) is an artist who works with an array of media from video, live sound performances, artist-performer “channelings” and installations. She is interested in using art to explore perceptual states and social pretexts with projects such as The Guitars Project, The Stone Carving Oraclestra and Cabeca Gorda. http://jennygrafsheppard.com/PAGES/Projects.html
    Musically, she performs solo as J.Graf, in the duos Metalux and Harrius and has collaborated with musicians such as John Wiese, James Twig Harper, Marcia Bassett and Susan Alcorn. Last year Experimental Sound Studio commissioned her to create an Osmosybiotic Echo, a sound installation for the fern room at the Chicago Lincoln Park Conservatory. Recently she wrote and contributed footage to the new documentary titled I Remember Better When I Paint a film that explores the cognitive impact of creativity on those with Dementia. With Chiara Giovando, she wrote, directed and created a sound score for Proud Flesh, an experimental Western shot in the Badlands.
    Graf’s work has been performed and exhibited at PS 1 in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Maryland Film Festival, Mukha Museum in Antwerp, MOFFOM Festival In Prague, Ladies Fest in Copenhagen, and the Director’s Lounge in Berlin.
    She currently enjoys teaching video, animation and sound at UMBC and Anne Arundel Community College.

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    Lydia Kenselaar grew up in Maplewood, NJ and moved to Baltimore to attend Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where she received a BFA in Fiber in 2007. She has also studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Art Students League, and the Parsons New School for Design in New York. Lydia’s work uses traditional textile construction techniques, such as knitting, quilting, and lace-making, to explore contemporary social and political issues. She began exploring curatorial work in 2008 as a member of the curatorial team for the retrospective exhibition Follies, Predicaments, and Other Conundrums: The Works of Laure Drogoul held at MICA.

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    Laure Drogoul is an interdisciplinary artist, performer and founding director of The 14Karat Cabaret, Maryland Art Place’s performance space/experimental laboratory.  Laure’s art works are a hybrid combination of new media, sculpture and performance that incorporate audience participation. Laure is committed to art as social practice and cultural strategies that emphasizes people in relationships to each other and their environment. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. She has received Maryland State Art Awards, a Franklin Furnace Award for Performance Art and has been a recipient of a US/Japan Creative Artist Fellowship. In 2006 Ms. Drogoul was honored with The Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize.