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Simon Penny


Current research/practice -

Making Sense – Computing, Cognition, Art and Embodiment. MIT press. In press, due Fall 2017.

A Body of Knowledge – Embodied Cognition and the Arts conference, Director. CTSA, UCI, 8-10 December 2016.

Embodied Encounters exhibition. Beall Centre for Art and Technology. Oct16-Jan17, co-curator.

Orthogonal Project (experimental ocean going sailcraft based on Micronesian voyaging canoe designs) Director, designer.

Current classes -

From Steam To Steampunk –

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Yvonne Rainer

Yvonne Rainer, choreographer, filmmaker, and writer, was one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theater (1962) and the improvisational group, Grand Union (1970). Major choreographic works: The Mind is a Muscle (1968), Continuous Project-Altered Daily (1969-70), After Many a Summer Dies the Swan (2000, commissioned by the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation for the White Oak Dance Project), AG Indexical (2006), RoS Indexical (2007), Spiraling Down (2008).

Beginning with Lives of Performers (1972), she produced and directed seven feature-length films, including Privilege (1990, winner of the Filmmakers' Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, 1991, and the Geyer Werke Prize at the International Documentary Film Festival in Munich, l99l), and MURDER and murder (1996, winner of the Teddy Award at the 1997 Berlin Film Festival and Special Jury Award at the 1999 Miami Lesbian

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Connie Samaras

An artist and sometimes writer, Samaras's creative/research interests include built environments, speculative landscapes and cultural narratives; political geographies and psychological dislocation in the everyday; science fiction and the imaginary; the liminal space between documentary and fiction; studies in sexuality; cinema studies, and popular culture; feminism and transregionalism; history of second wave feminism; culture and technology.

Recent awards include California Community Foundation/Getty Mid-Career Artist Fellowship (2006, for a film and photo project in Lesbos, Greece); National Science Foundation Artists and Writers Grant (2004-05, for VALIS, a series of photo and video projects shot at the South Pole and the Ross Ice Shelf); Anonymous Was a Woman (2003); COLA (2003); and Adaline Kent Award, San Francisco Art Institute (2002). Solo exhibitions of VALIS include Galería Metropolitana of the

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Bruce Yonemoto

Bruce Yonemoto has developed a body of work which positions itself within the overlapping intersections of art and commerce, of the gallery world and the cinema screen. His recent work developed with funding from Creative Capital deals with the discovery of the real and poetic convergence between two phenomena specific to Argentina. It is the site of one of the few growing glaciers in the world as well as the last growing Lacanian psychoanalytic practice. He is also developing a Peruvian Quechua Opera with theater/opera director David Schweizer. His recent photo and video work was developed and produced in Vietnam. He is currently developing a performative project in Taiwan and a project exploring Cinema Novo in Rio de Janeiro.

Yonemoto has been honored with numerous awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Film

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David Trend

Before arriving at UC Irvine as chair of its Studio Art Department in 1997, Trend was dean of Creative Arts at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA, where he developed multimedia partnerships with schools and corporations in Silicon Valley. Prior to that Trend was graduate program coordinator in the Inter-Arts Center of San Francisco State University. During the past fifteen years, Trend has been a frequent consultant for foundations, state arts and humanities councils, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Trend's teaching draws connections among the fields of cultural studies, critical pedagogy, and media analysis. Courses he has taught at UCI include Language and Vision in Everyday Life, A Culture Divided, Issues in Media Violence and Fear, Seminar in Cultural Activism and Radical Democracy, Issues in K-12 Education, and Media, Art, and Technology. 

Trend is the author of over 120 articles and essays

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University of California, Irvine  Graduate Studio Art Lecture Series Perfect Lovers
Artist Lecture:  Daria Martin and Yvonne Rainer

Wednesday, June 2 at 7pm
McCormick Theater

Daria Martin is a London-based artist who has dedicated herself to film-making since the 1990s. Born in San Francisco, USA, in 1973, she lives and works in London.

Martin trained in humanities at Yale University and painting at the University of California, Los Angeles. The mediums of painting and dance exert a strong influence on Martin's mode of film-making, which reveals an acute attention to technique, material and timing. The object of Martin's films is often the human body, observed in relation to sculptural objects and robots for example, in a reflection about its position between nature and culture. As Martin has remarked, her works often refer to the process of art-making, as the films' protagonists engage in processes of experimentation and making.