Kipp Gallery, First Floor Spowls Hall
Throughout his career, the concept of synthesis has been central to Turri’s work. The source material for “The Longing Ritual” series is culled from cyclical
rituals: walking through Frick Park, the Homewood Cemetery, the neighborhoods of Squirrel Hill, and Point Breeze where he often records (through photography) the memorable visual moments that he experiences with regularity.
The paintings are not traditional landscape paintings; the work is meant to reflect the ever-pervasive presence of the screen and the digital device and its intrusion on the ability for real experience.
Zink Dance Studio, Second Floor of Zink Hall
Join the IUP Dance Theater on a journey through the cosmos. Through movement and original music, explore
the dynamic imagery and theories related to the universe.
Directed by Holly Boda-Sutton, with an
original score by David Martynuik, the work will include choreography and
musical performance by invited guest artists.
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Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
In George Orwell’s 1984, Winston Smith wrestles with oppression in
Oceania, a place where the Party scrutinizes human actions with
ever-watchful Big Brother. Defying a ban on individuality, Winston dares
to express his thoughts in a diary and pursues a relationship with
Julia. These criminal deeds bring Winston into the eye of the
opposition, who then must reform the nonconformist.
1984 introduced the watchwords for life without freedom: BIG BROTHER
IS WATCHING YOU. Written in 1944 near the end of World
War II, 1984 depicts a society controlled by a perfectly totalitarian
government where technology is wielded as a weapon to inundate citizens
with propaganda and to monitor thoughts and actions. Imagined before the
existence of computers, this dystopian future explores the power of
technology as a mental manipulator and source of curated information.
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