4 Minutes, 33 Seconds: Spotlight on Scholarship in the Arts

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john_cage_433_.pngNot so silently riffing on the John Cage stunt, reportedly his favorite work, from 1952, the Spotlight on the Arts festival is hosting a competition for graduate students with the deadline for entries on Monday Oct. 2:

This competition highlights scholarly research by UGA students about any art form or combination of art forms, including (but not restricted to): visual art, music, theatre, dance, film, literature, media arts, or performance art. The focus is on historical, theoretical, and critical research about art, as opposed to original works of art created by the students. This competition provides an opportunity for students to present their research in a clear and accessible way to students, faculty, administrators, and alumni throughout the university. Students may present their research in one of two ways:

4'33" Thesis Presentation. Students will present an oral presentation about their research, no longer than four minutes and thirty three seconds in length, accompanied by Powerpoint slides. (Note that the media should be used to support and illustrate the live presentation, not as a substitute for it.) Eligibility: Any UGA M.A. or Ph.D. student in any department conducting scholarly research about art or artists is eligible to apply.

The 4'33" Thesis Presentation competition will be held on Tuesday, November 7, from 8-9:30 pm in the Georgia Museum of Art Auditorium.  Presenters will be judged by research innovation, presentation creativity, and effective communication. The first prize winner will receive $433.

4'33 Poster Exhibit. Students will create a poster exhibit about their research. The exhibit can consist of either a light-weight, wall-mountable poster, or a free-standing exhibit that fits on a 4" x 4" section of a table. If the exhibit includes audio and/or video, a playback device and headphone must be provided; power outlets will be available. Eligibility: Any UGA graduate student in any department and any undergraduate student working on a CURO project is eligible to apply.

All 4'33" Poster Exhibits will be on display from Wednesday, November 1 through Tuesday, November 7 in the Georgia Museum of Art Education Center. The 4'33" Poster Exhibit competition will be held on Tuesday, November 7 from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Georgia Museum of Art Education Center.  Students must be present during this time to present their poster and answer questions for the audience and judges. Three $150 prizes will be awarded in three categories:  Most Effective Communication, Most Innovative Research, and Most Creative Presentation. Students may win in more than one category.

To Apply:  On no more than 1 typed page, provide your full name, department, degree program, name of faculty advisor, and a summary of your research project that clearly explains the significance and originality of your research to both specialists in your area and non-specialists.  E-mail your application to camiew@uga.edu by October 2, 5 pm. 

A great opportunity for students to explore and share art through research. Get your entires in by Monday afternoon.