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Wodiczko to appear on 'Art Close Up'

Kryzysztof Wodiczko, director of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies and professor in the Visual Arts Program, will be profiled on WGBH-TV's "Art Close Up" this week. The program will feature an interview with Wodiczko and scenes of his work, which aims to empower the disenfranchised. The program airs today (May 19) at 8 p.m. on channel 2; Friday, May 21 at 4 p.m. on channel 44; and Sunday, May 23 at noon on channel 44.

Wodiczko is also one of the artists represented in "The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere," a group show that opens on May 31 at MassMoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) in North Adams. This exhibition, which explores the work of contemporary artists dedicated to social change, provides insight into the changed role of political art since the late 1980s. The show will be on view through mid-March 2005.

VAP student wins residency

Visual Arts Program graduate student Carrie Bodle received a Boston Cyberarts artist-in-residency position for the summer at the Collaborative User Experience (CUE) Research Group at the IBM Research/Cambridge, part of the IBM Watson Research Center. The NEA-funded residency program offers artists a chance to expand their uses of technical resources with researchers who use the same resources in different contexts. The work created during Bodle's residency will be shown at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park next spring.

Theatre Cooperative to perform alum's play

Theatre Cooperative is presenting the world premiere of "What Time is It?" by alumnus Vladimir Zelevinsky (S.B. 1994, S.M.). Zelevinsky, who is playwright-in-residence with the company, was commissioned to write the play, a fantasy focusing on the Nuremberg town timekeeper who uses the town clock to change the world around him. The show is at Theater Cooperative at 277 Broadway in Somerville through May 29. For more information, call (617) 625-1300.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 19, 2004 (download PDF).

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