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2008-09 Season

  • Center for Land Use Interpretation: Texas Oil

    Center for Land Use Interpretation: Texas Oil

    The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) is a research organization based in Los Angeles, CA., dedicated to exploring, examining and understanding land and landscape issues. In the Spring of 2008 members of the CLUI were invited to the University of Houston campus for the first Mitchell Center Creative Development Residency

  • Media Archeology Festival: Live and Televised

    Media Archeology Festival: Live and Televised

    April 17 - April 19, 2008

    The Mitchell Center co-presents Aurora Picture Show's fifth annual Media Archeology Festival 08: Live and Televised featuring multimedia artists who incorporate audio/visual technology with live performance.

  • Jeremy Deller - It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq

    Jeremy Deller – It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq

    April 18, 2008

    The Mitchell Center hosts It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq, a new project by Turner Prize-winning British artist Jeremy Deller that encourages public discussion of the history, present circumstances, and future of Iraq through unscripted, nonpartisan conversations in cities across the country.

  • Sarah Rothenberg

    Sarah Rothenberg

    September - November 2008

    Sarah Rothenberg, pianist and artistic director of Da Camera of Houston, serves as the Mitchell Center Artist in Residence. As part of her residency, Rothenberg curates a series of performances and seminars in conjunction with the Blaffer Art Museum exhibition Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion, which surveys a strand of contemporary art that puts emotions front and center, built on the knowledge that rebirth grows out of experiences of things gone horribly wrong.

  • Bill Morrison: Collaborations with Michael Gordon

    Bill Morrison: Collaborations with Michael Gordon

    October 24 & October 25, 2008

    Back-to-back evenings of film screenings by award-winning filmmaker Bill Morrison, Ridge Theater member and co-creator of Lightning at our feet, featuring music by composer Michael Gordon.

  • Ridge Theater/Michael Gordon: Lightning at our Feet

    Ridge Theater/Michael Gordon: Lightning at our Feet

    October 29 - November 1, 2008

    The world premiere of Lightning at our feet, a multimedia song cycle created from the poems and letters of celebrated American poet Emily Dickinson that reunites composer Michael Gordon and New York's -- Ridge Theater -- the creative team behind the critically acclaimed Decasia (2001).

  • Systems of Sustainability: Art, Innovation, Action

    Systems of Sustainability: Art, Innovation, Action

    March 27 - 29, 2009

    Part arts festival, part academic symposium, Systems of Sustainability (S.O.S.) looks at creative enterprise as an integral tool for cultural growth and social change. Experience a range of events that showcase innovative practices from local, national, and international participants including prominent artists, researchers, activists, and scholars.