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Past Memphis, TN Event: VOL 6

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VOL 6

March 07, 2013
@ Crosstown Arts

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This Is Theater

BY DAVID MASON
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

David Mason talks about what theater does, and how his production engages with the idea of theater. He focuses on the layers within a character, the audience, and how to interact with the audience, both directly and indirectly.

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25 Square

BY DORIAN SPEARS
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Dorian Spears and Cat Normoyle talk about 25 Square, a program for cleaning up the city, starting with target areas chosen by the city. Spears and Normoyle decided to contribute to the program by working with their students to install public art in these designated areas of the city.

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Improving the Synaptic Plasticity of the Operculum

BY DOUG CARPENTER
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Doug Carpenter gives an improvised performance, riffing off a title and a series of images chosen by a friend, which he has never seen beforehand. As he warns the viewers, he has also never presented publicly before. In the presentation he talks about family, traditions, and the many strange habits or hobbies some people hold.

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Ice Hotel

BY ESZTER SZIKSZ
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Eszter Sziksz and Nikkila Carroll recount their experience at the Ice Hotel in Sweden. Over 100 miles above the Arctic circle, they joined a group of international artists and designers, who worked in pairs or groups to design rooms for the hotel, which consisted entirely of ice.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 27, 2013.

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The Confederate Past

BY MICHAEL FLANAGAN
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Michael Flanagan talks about Memphis’ confederate past, and how the South’s defeat has affected its image, both historically, and in present times. He gives examples of confederate traditions passed on to future generations, and of revisionist history in Southern culture.

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HOPE in Memphis

BY PAUL GARNER
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Paul Garner, the organizing coordinator for HOPE (Homeless Organizing for Power & Equality), explains how the organization is helping Memphis and its homeless, and urges viewers to participate as well.

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Health of Africa

BY SUSANNAH ACUFF
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Graduate student Susannah Acuff talks about her journey from pre-med to anthropology. She began by shadowing her grandfather, a physician, in free clinics, and examined the cultural opinions and use of health care and insurance, which eventually led her to Africa, where she examined alternative models for health insurance, instead of the for-profit model found in the United States.

Beautiful photographs by Jim Tanton, jimtanton@gmail.com

Donations for bed nets at http://www.matregroup.org/

Solar lamp program https://sites.google.com/site/tuchwemuproject/

"Presentation of the Day" on May 18, 2013.

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Taking the Arts to the Streets

BY TEDDY ECK
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Teddy Eck, a graduate student working in art education, talks about ArtsMemphis, and its various programs for supporting art and arts education in Memphis, and the importance of non-profit arts programs and events in Memphis.

Doug Carpenter
advertising, doug carpenter & associates in memphis
Susannah Acuff
Anthropologist in Washington, DC