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Sept. 17, 2004

Leighton Pierce Will Discuss 'Time And Space' Sept. 30 In UI Museum Of Art

The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) will host "Time in Space," a free discussion by artist Leighton Pierce on his current works in progress, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30.

The discussion is presented in conjunction with "Pivot," Pierce's exhibition in the Carver Gallery of the UIMA. "Pivot" is an "active" installation, which means Pierce will be in the gallery, working on the installation during the exhibition. Thus, the material exhibited will continually change until the last day of the exhibition, Oct. 17.

"Pivot" extends Pierce's interest in the relationships between sound and image, memory and emotion, and time and rhythm. He uses projected video loops and multi-channel sound in the exhibition, in which he aims to engage with the memory, perception and emotional identification of the viewer.

Pierce is a faculty member in the UI Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature. His films have been shown internationally and he is the recipient of many awards and fellowships including First Place in the Black Maria Film Festival, 2003 and 2004, and a fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation.

"Pivot" will lead to a major exhibition in the fall of 2005.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

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