March 4 – March 12, 11:00am – 5:00pm daily
Grinnell artist-in-residence and Detroit-native Scott Hocking photographs his struggling city and creates installations using materials left in the abandoned, crumbling environments he explores. In both exposing and enlivening the decay and deterioration, Hocking is reliant on the passage of time, and his regular visits to sites affords a record of the seasons and years his work endures. Sponsored by Artists@Grinnell.
Book Talk: Bad Graffiti
March 4, 4:15pm
Grinnell artist-in-residence Scott Hocking will discuss his work and career as a place-based artist, including the process of creating his new book, Bad Graffiti. Inspired by his journeys through abandoned properties, Hocking looks at the graffiti sketched and scrawled upon the vacant lot fences, boarded up factories, and derelict dwellings. Sponsored by Writers@Grinnell.
Pizza Lunch: Scott Hocking
March 6, 12pm
Informal lunch open to all majors and interested students.
Installation Tour: Scott Hocking
March 6, 7:30pm – 10pm
Main Hall, Quad
Grinnell artist-in-residence Scott Hocking will present an installation tour featuring work created by students in the Music, Art, and Writing Interdisciplinary Course, that combines found objects and natural elements with curated texts, images, and sounds. The eight sites will be available for progressive viewings, taking off from Quad Dining and moving across campus.
Farewell Reception: Scott Hocking
March 12, 4:15pm
Main Hall, Quad
Informal reception open to all majors and interested students. Documentation of the installation tour will be screened.
Gallery Talk: “Art as Spark: Igniting Devised Theatre Inspired by Visual Art”
April 4, 12pm
Happenstance Theater discuss how they would engage with an exhibition through theatre, using current exhibition Complex Conversations: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works. What do they find inspiring, and how might they use it? How might they do a theatrical response in the space itself? Open to all.
IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus
April 5, 7:30pm
The entire Happenstance sextet—the second batch of Grinnell artists in residence this spring brought to campus by Artists@Grinnell—will present their newest piece: IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus, a theatrical collage on the theme of circus set against a backdrop of hard times. In a kaleidoscopic homage to classic circus characters and images, Happenstance Theater applies virtuosic theatricality to a circus of the imagination. Tickets will be available at the Box Office the week leading up to the performance day.
Sandwich Lunch: Happenstance Theater
April 6, 12pm
Have a sandwich lunch with members of Happenstance Theater! Informal gathering for students interested in learning about devised theatre and what it's like to be part of a professional, traveling theatre group. First come, first serve!
Workshops: Pinot & Augustine
April 7, 8, 9, 4:30pm – 6:30pm daily
Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell of Happenstance Theater provide instruction and insight into mime and clown work using their established duo act Pinot & Augustine. 4:30-6 pm daily in Roberts Theatre: Physical comedy, Monday, April 7; Open rehearsal, Tuesday, April 8; Informal performance, Wednesday, April 9. No experience necessary!