Dupont Underground presents...
Tim McLoraine Artist Talk
Jennifer Fleeger, Dante Pope
Fri · January 19, 2018
7:00 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)
Tim McLoraine began his creative work designing video for opera productions and classical music concerts. In addition to that work, he has been developing a body of video art for installations and large scale projection. Come join Tim and Jennifer Fleeger, professor of Media Studies at Ursinus College, in a discussion and Q&A session about the body of work currently on view at the Dupont Underground.
A live performance from the talented Dante Pope will follow the lecture at the Underground!
Tim McLoraine creates video art for live performance and installations.Notableproductions include Cunning Little Vixen at Lincoln Center, Orphic Moments at National Sawdust, The Body of an American at Theater J, and Kurt Weill’s Rise andFall of the City of Mahagonny at the Tanglewood Music Center. His concert-based video works include Bartok’s Miraculous Mandarin with the Columbus Symphony, Stravinsky's Persephone for the AmericanSymphony Orchestra, and a collaboration with the Capital City Symphony for the Atlas Theatre’s Intersections Festival.Tim’s experimental films have been chosen for video and public art festivals, and his installations have appeared in solo and group exhibition. His work explores the density of digital information, the complexity of personal narrative, and their intersection. Layering both video and narrative, Tim endeavors to paint with the medium of the pixel. His artistic alter-ego, VJ Bjørn, can occasionally be found throwing video art dance parties around the DC region.
Jennifer Fleeger is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communication Studies at Ursinus College. Her work is primarily an investigation of how film and other visual media represent what the world sounds like. Her first book ‘Sounding American’ explores the importance of opera and jazz during the conversion to sound in Hollywood and her second, ‘Mismatched Women’, examines the connection between women who don’t sound like they look and new technologies for recording and visualizing music, from Trilby and the phonograph to Susan Boyle and the internet. She has published articles and reviews in Camera Obscura; Music, Sound, and the Moving Image; Quarterly Review of Film and Video; and Popular Music and Society. Jennifer teaches courses on subjects ranging from film theory to horror film to women authors
Dante’ Pope is a multi-genre drummer and vocalist and a native of Chicago, Illinois. He blends his gospel roots with a soulful swing that has been showcased all around the world. He has supported grammy artists such as Old Crow Medicine Show, Dom Flemons and Marcus Miller. Currently, he is the music director for the hip hop duo, The Crossrhodes, which features grammy nominated R & B vocalist Raheem Devaughn and Lyricist Wes Felton. Dante’s debut single, “Russel’s Ledge,” a 1960’s soul styled recording, has received raving reviews and over 1,000+ on streaming platforms. His love for music has taken him all over the country to historic venues such as the Blue Note, Grand Ole Opry and festivals such as South by Southwest. He has also performed in South America and the continent of Africa.