Festival 2002 Makes Waves At U.Va.’s Celebration Of Film
October 3, 2002--
Fringe Festival, an all-arts festival featuring visual arts, installations,
performance art, architecture, dance, poetry, drama and music by
students, faculty and visiting artists will supplement the 15th
annual Virginia Film Festival.
festival at the Frank Ix Building on Monticello Avenue and Second
Street S.E. will open on Oct. 18 with an evening reception at 7
p.m. featuring Wet-inspired music, dance and theater performances
at 9 p.m.
is coordinated by U.Va. students from all the arts and co-sponsored
by the Virginia Film Festival and the University of Virginia’s
departments of art, music, drama, creative writing and the School
of Architecture. The Fringe Festival embraces this year’s
Film Festival theme, “Wet.”
chair of the art department’s studio program, said, ”The
artists, performers and writers participating in the Fringe Festival
have an opportunity to showcase the mythological, cultural, aesthetic,
scientific and religious aspects of water through their artistic
to student and faculty participation, the Fringe Festival will include
a projected installation piece, “Elegy,” by New York
City artists Jenny Gage and Tom Betterton. The work was made available
by the Luhring Augustine Gallery in New York City. The installation
is co-sponsored by the University of Virginia Art Museum.
artist, poet, journalist, and radio and video artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena
and performance artist Juan Ybarra will present a special performance,
“Mexterminator: A Living Diorama,” on Saturday, Oct.
26, 8 p.m.
the recipient of a 1991 MacArthur Fellowship. His work focuses on
cross-cultural issues and relations between the United States and
event is co-sponsored by Brown College, the Latin American studies
program and the Forum for Contemporary Thought.
free performance on Oct. 26, the Arts Students Society, a student
organization based in the art department, will hold a festival closing
party titled “Wet and Wild.” Watch Frankie and Anette
and Elvis and dance to surf music. Admission to the party is $10,
$5 with U.Va. I.D.
Ford, (434) 924-4298