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Throughout time, the world has experienced continuous cycles of birth, death and rebirth — physically in the rotation of seasons and reproduction, politically in the rise and fall of nations, and metaphorically in the spiritual beliefs and emotional vicissitudes that guide many human lives. In support of the 2012-13 Common Experience theme, the Gallery of the Common Experience offers this exhibition as a presentation of global polarities and unities: the meditative symmetry and symbolism of mandalas (through April 15); the wheel of human experience in the 2011 documentary film Samsara; the downward force of World War II propaganda; and the upward force of recent popular protests in both images of Arab Spring street art and handmade paper works by the Peace Paper Project. The mandalas are selections from a juried contest, “The Art of the Mandala,” featuring works by Texas State students, alumni and friends.
Visit the gallery, located in the Honors Coffee Forum, anytime Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.–7 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Be sure to add your connections to the interactive world map, located next to the coffee bar. For more information about the exhibition or to learn about joining the gallery committee, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gallery of the Common Experience, located in LAMP 407 (the Honors Coffee Forum), has showcased exhibits ranging from a photo documentary on the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and the onset of HIV to political cartoons of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The Gallery of Common Experience has been generously funded by the Common Experience at Texas State University.
Curated by Billi London-Gray and student gallery curator, Zoha Shafiq, and sponsored by the Common Experience and the Honors College, the gallery is free and open to the public from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Fridays.
To become active in curating the Gallery of the Common Experience or for more information, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 512.245.2266.
October 1- January 14
Gallery of the Common Experience · Honors Coffee Forum · LAMP 407
The fall 2012 exhibition in the Gallery of the Common Experience at Texas State University presents works that capture the interconnecting and defining qualities of people around the world.
Based on the university’s Common Experience theme, “A Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World,” this exhibition seeks not only to depict these connections through photographs, but also to provide an experience of them — a visceral point of contact with other people and places through video and sound installations.
The transmissions of life and trade; the vast wildernesses that separate us; the faces that form international bridges; the moments that typify our lives at work, school and play: these elements are the warp and weft of humanity. Spaces, Sounds and Souls seeks to draw the viewer into reflection on the common threads that create the global human tapestry. For more information, call 512.245.2266 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery Information on the exhibit:
SOUNDWALK is an international sound collective based in New York City. Soundwalk has collected, distilled and re-interpreted sounds from all over the world to create immersive sound journeys.
The projects shown here, highlight a theme of location-based sonic frescoes, collecting layers of sound hidden in the landscape to uncover records of human activity: migration routes, clandestine activity, the anthropological story of communities in flux. These sounds are placed against the natural acoustics of the landscape, uniting the untold stories hidden in the ether with the abiding persistence of place.
Ulysses Syndrome is a sonic and visual project retracing the odyssey of the Homeric hero Ulysses across the Mediterranean Sea, from Troy to Ithaca.
In fall 2009, the Soundwalk collective embarked on an old sailboat equipped with scanners and aerial antennae to retrace the epic journey of Ulysses and record all possible Hertzian frequencies along the shores of the Mediterranean basin. The recordings capture the essence of the Mediterranean coasts: conversations of Libyan fishermen on Greek cargo ships, passing yachts, customs officers off the Bay of Naples, voices and whispers, sounds of music, Morse code and distant radio. The resulting work, a 24-hour sonic fresco, is resonant of Homer’s Odyssey.