The Arts in the Time of Pandemic
Since early March, we have all witnessed the cancelation of concerts, festivals and performances locally and world-wide. The creative and performing arts community has been hit hard: artists, performers and crew alike have seen livelihoods evaporate and ensembles, companies and other creative partnerships dispersed. But creativity cannot be stopped. How has the creative and performing arts community adapted to the strictures of social distancing and the apparent need to rely on digital platforms? How do practices that require physical presence and/or contact proceed? In which ways has the pandemic affected the objects focused on? What does performance look like when the audience is no longer contained in the same space?
The Center for Advanced Study invites you to participate in a mini-series of Zoom events featuring creative and performing artists and staff in dialogue with members of the campus and local communities. Conversations will feature video or discussion of works produced or in progress during the pandemic. Questions may be submitted for a dialogue following each conversation. Registration is required.
600 South Gregory, Urbana
ZOOM LINK ALSO AVAILABLE (see event description)