MISSOULA – The Gallery of Visual Arts at the University of Montana will exhibit “…without having ended…” Oct. 3-24. The show is a collaborative media and performance installation by UM professors Michael Murphy and Bernadette Sweeney.
The exhibit explores memory, identity, language and loss. Three adjacent gallery spaces juxtapose digital film, audio, live performance and artifact to create a nonlinear experience through which viewers can participate in the construction of memory, narrative and their disintegration. The work is the fourth part of an ongoing interdisciplinary research project on presence and performance.
An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Gallery of Visual and Performing Arts on the first floor of the Social Science Building. It is free and open to the public.
Murphy is a professor in the School of Media Arts and Sweeney is an assistant professor in the School of Theatre & Dance. They created “…without having ended…” in collaboration with UM faculty members Mark Shogren, Róisín O’Gorman, Salina Chatlain, Zach Hamersley, Aaron Roos, Hugh Bickley and Dale Sherrard.
The project was sponsored by the dean of the UM College of Visual and Performing Arts with support from the UM Schools of Art, Media Arts, and Theatre & Dance, the School of Drama and Theatre Studies at University College Cork and the Fulbright Foundation.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. For a schedule of daily performances and events visit http://www.withouthavingended.info. The Gallery of Visual Arts is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with special extended hours until 7 p.m. on Oct. 10, 17 and 24. Monday viewings are by appointment only.
For more information call gallery Director Cathryn Mallory at 406-243-2813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the Gallery of Visual Arts is available online at http://www.umt.edu/art.