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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts-Convergence Research: Polyoptic Paradox

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Polyoptic Paradox is the research initiative formed by graduate students Julia Kidd (MFA Painting) and Alexandra Lechin (MFA IPEF) that celebrates interdisciplinary research, experimentation and improvisation through investing the complex relationship between freedom and responsibility. This three-part performance uses additive and subtractive color theory as well as moiré optical illusions across mediums to convey the struggle to achieve harmony in the face of juxtaposing ideals. Dance theatre, music, sculpture, painting and videography combine to alchemize a new format for storytelling. Project collaborators include Marc Furi (MFA IPEF), Monica Arenas (BFA Dancer), Daniela Romero (BFA Dance) and Paula Carpy (BFA Dance). Curated by Arts Leadership Graduate Assistant Donald Rabin, this will be the final Convergence Research event of the spring season.

Convergence Research is a collaboration between the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts (CWMCA) and the Blaffer Art Museum. It is a platform for experimentation and research for students and faculty of all disciplines in the McGovern College of the Arts with the goal of creating more opportunities for connection between the disciplines. Convergence Research supports interdisciplinary inquiry and techniques to stimulate creative process and cultivate works that are performative, temporary and in any stage of process.

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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts 
3351 Cullen Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77204-4016