PS1 hosts Intermedia Showcase Shabang for Friday night art fun

Photo by Natalia Araujo, 2014 Intermedia Showcase

Enjoy the unexpected, indefinable, unconventional and unknowable at the Intermedia Showcase Shabang!!! this Friday at 6 p.m. at Public Space One (120 N. Dubuque St.).

The event will feature performance, installation, audio and video works by University of Iowa School of Art and Art History Intermedia students. Community members are encouraged to visit the show in costume (not required).

Last year’s open house featured a standout performance by Chun Yeep Kong. An Intermedia BFA who described his experience at the 2014 event as a “turning point” in his art career, Kong performed as Corn King.

Naoki Izumo, a second-year Intermedia graduate student and instructor described the event as a “carnival” in a gallery and said, “You won’t see anything like it on campus.”

The showcase will take over PS1’s performance space and gallery and spill over into the hallways and upstairs at the Wesley Foundation.

The off-campus show has become a fall tradition, reigniting a decades-long tradition of Intermedia open house programs that were discontinued in the 2000s.

Intermedia, the first art program in the country to offer an advanced media art degree, was created in 1968 by retired professor Hans Breder.

Adam Burke received his Intermedia MFA in 2000 and works as an assistant to retired UI professor Hans Breder.

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