Drawing in the Air

Sound and its Representation

Liz Kotz + Charles Curtis in Conversation

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, 6-8PM

UC San Diego Structural and Materials Engineering Bldg (SME) #202
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

The Experimental Drawing Studio (EDS) has invited Liz Kotz and Charles Curtis to speak in the context of the exhibition "Drawing in the Air: Sound and its Representation," delving into ideas on notation, drawing, inscription, the interplay between music and visual art.


Liz Kotz is Professor of Art History at UC Irvine who has published widely on contemporary art, ranging from experimental film and video to music, performance and text-based work.

Charles Curtis, a cellist from the UC San Diego music department who is often associated with La Monte Young, a composer whose piece "Draw a Straight Line and Follow It" has often been examined from both a musical and visual standpoint.

About the EDS Initiative

The Experimental Drawing Studio provides open space for an intersection of disciplines that engage the practice of drawing in its expansive range of forms. Artists, engineers, architects, writers, designers, animators and media practitioners will have a clean and unencumbered space to specifically explore the role of drawing in their research. The studio will be used for exploratory drawing research and practice. This includes, for example, large scale or collaborative drawing projects, workshops and conferences on drawing, independent, collaborative and mentored projects between faculty and MFA and PhD Practice students and advanced undergraduates for the preparation for an exhibition, the scope of a proposed project, design and lay out of a graphic book, or focused research and teaching for an academic quarter.

The Experimental Drawing Studio is led by Associate Professor Amy Adler, Visual Arts UCSD in collaboration with Visual Arts Studio Area faculty and a committee of Visual Arts graduate students.

Related links:

Charles Curtis
Professor of Contemporary Music Performance
UC San Diego Department of Music

Liz Kotz, PhD
Associate Professor
UC Riverside Department of Art History

Amy Adler
Associate Professor
UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts

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