Not a Person’s First Name: Art Is

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Professors Kavouras and Tracy will explore, through a sustained interdisciplinary collaboration involving the formal elements of movement, sight and sound, a number of contemporary motifs affecting artistic expression in this the first decade of the Twenty-first Century. The poetic beauty of choreography will carry the burden of an extended narrative, thereby enabling Kavouras and Tracy to open a principle door of signification and pass into an existential arena where the accumulated language of aesthetic fermentations have been brewing and resonating for some time. Accompanying Professor Kavouras's choreography will be the mediums of film, music, non-referential sound, projected text, animation and Facebook/YouTube conversation which will combine together as supporting incidents to build multiple levels of layered images cited along planes of point and counterpoint. As Kavouras and Tracy traverse the myriad condensations and gestures of Art within Society, it is anticipated that a discernible passage will be identified leading these investigators from outside to inside as they pass through an abundance of signs and conceptual abstractions and circle back again to common experience.


Keywords: Explore, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Formal Elements, Contemporary Motifs, First Decade of the 21st Century, Poetic Beauty of Choreography, Extended Narrative, Pass into an Existential Arena, Aesthetic Fermentations, Combine Together as Supporting Incidents, Multiple Levels of Layered Images, Planes of Point and Counterpoint, Myriad Condensations and Gestures, A Discernible Passage, From Outside to Inside, Circle Back Again to Common Experience
Stream: Arts Theory and Criticism
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Not a Person’s First Name Art Is


Dr. Robert Tracy

Professor/Curator, College of Fine Arts, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Professor of Art and Architecture History, Theory and Criticism as well as Exhibitions Curator for the Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). This proposal will be the third collaboration with Professor Louis Kavouras involving the theoretical interplay of shadows cast between studios where research in the visual arts and choreography intermingle and reference one another.

Louis Kavouras

Professor and Chair, Department of Dance
College of Fine Arts, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Professor, Department of Dance chair, and Principal Dancer with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company.

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