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Nov. 1, 2007

UI Museum of Art will present collaborative multimedia artworks Nov. 15

The University of Iowa Museum of Art and the School of Art and Art History will present "Recursions," featuring interdisciplinary, collaborative, time-based and performance works by students, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the museum's Lasansky Gallery.

The program was organized by Mark NeuCollins, an adjunct assistant professor in intermedia, with works by students from intermedia and printmaking in the School of Art and Art History; electronic music composition from the UI School of Music; and the Department of Cinema & Comparative Literature. The performance will be free and open to the public.

"'Recursions' is not your typical museum show!" NeuCollins said. "We select artists from different disciplines and team them up to produce new collaborative projects to be performed live in this one-hour show.

"This creative cross-fertilization encourages artists to work in directions that are delightfully unexpected and often quite remarkable. 'Recursions' is the result of this process, a multimedia fusion of visual and aural art that is stimulating on many levels -- sensually, aesthetically and intellectually."

"Recursions" is the fourth in an ongoing series of collaborations between the UI Museum of Art, the Intermedia Area, the Electronic Music Studios and other interdisciplinary arts programs on campus. In the past, these events have been known as "Spatial Intersections."

The Intermedia Area of the UI School of Art and Art History is an interdisciplinary program committed to experimental, hybrid creative research, development and production in time-based media, installation, community-based practice and new media. For more information visit

NeuCollins is adjunct assistant professor in intermedia. For more information visit

The Electronic Music Studios have been part of the composition program at the UI School of Music for more than 30 years. By offering a traditional emphasis on the compositional aspects of electronic media, the studios have helped prepare UI graduates for composing, research and teaching careers at colleges and universities throughout the United States. More information is available at

The School of Art and Art History (, the School of Music ( and the Department of Cinema & Comparative Literature ( are academic units of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 9 p.m. Fridays. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum. For more information on the UI Museum of Art visit

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