Last November, our 2014 Visiting Artist Jorge Bachman came to Stillwater to give a talk and performance of his piece, “Meanderings.” If you missed that event, you’re in luck! This Land Radio’s Abby Wendle interviewed Jorge and the resulting podcast includes a piece by him. Listen to it here:
Collaboration is an important and exciting aspect of our work at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, and the interview with This Land Radio was just one of several ways in which we’re working with state-wide organizations. We’re proud to be working also with some Oklahoma City organizations during Jorge’s residency: the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) and [Artspace] at Untitled.
Jorge flew into Oklahoma City, and we took the opportunity to visit with those collaborators. Our first stop was ACM@UCO, in the Bricktown district of Oklahoma City. Stephen Tyler is the coordinator of technical operations there, and he is working with us to digitize some of Dale McKinney’s audio recordings (see our previous blog post). While at ACM@OCU, we also chatted with CEO Scott Booker, whose interest in music is matched by his interest in contemporary art.Our second stop was at the James Sullivan exhibition at [Artspace] at Untitled. Laura Warriner, founder of Untitled, has been a member of the OSUMA’s Art Advisory Council for several years, and her program at [Artspace] at Untitled is consistently innovative. Jorge enjoyed discovering that Sullivan invited visitors to touch the objects in his exhibition! And he even found a way to make them musical:
Jorge will be running a student workshop at OSU this Spring semester. Interested students can still enroll in ART 4800-374, Visiting Artist Workshop! The class will meet Friday afternoons, and will work with Jorge via Skype and other media until he is in Stillwater for three weeks in April. OSU faculty will contribute guest lectures and their own collaborative contributions to the workshop.
The Visiting Artist program is generously sponsored by Ken and Mary Ann Fergeson. Jorge’s visit in November was funded by the Arts and Humanities Speaker Series.
And a final note: Jorge spells his last name two different ways, with one ‘N’ and with two! For the sake of consistency, the OSUMA is using one—but don’t be surprised if you see it elsewhere with two.