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        The Center for Creativity and the Arts

  CCA welcomes Artist-in-Residence Joseph Delappe, MFA

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Residency: March 16-29, 2014

Artist Talk: Friday, March 28 at 4:00 pm, Peters Building 191
Reception: Friday, March 28, 5:00-6:00 pm

The Center for Creativity and the Arts will welcome artist-in-residence Joseph Delappe from March 16-29, 2014. Joseph DeLappe is a professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno where he directs the Digital Media program. A social-activist and artist, his installations include electronic and new media, online gaming performance, sculpture and electro-mechanics.His exhibitions and performances have been featured in Australia, the United Kingdom, China, Germany, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Canada.

As of late, Professor Delappe has been inspired by United States’ involvement in the Middle East. His more current works include Dead-in-Iraq, a project which consisted of consecutively typing all names of U.S. military casualties from the war in Iraq into the United States Army's first person shooter online recruiting game. He also directs the iraqimemorial.org project, an ongoing web based exhibition and open call for proposed memorials to the thousands of civilian casualties from the war. In 2013, Delappe rode a specially equipped bicycle to draw a 460 mile long chalk line around the Nellis Air Force Range to surround an area that would be large enough to create a solar farm that could power the entire United States. Works such as these reflect our nation’s military involvement abroad and have encouraged public dialogue and debate.

Professor Delappe will be completing a project titled Drone: A Participatory Memoriaduring his residency at Fresno State. The planned artwork is a life-sized replica of a General Atomics MQ-1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle which will be featured on the West Lawn of the Conley Art Building. This installation is a collaborative process involving students and local community volunteers. Upon completion of the sculpture, the names of civilian casualties will be read aloud and inscribed on the sculpture in a public act of remembrance.                                    

Volunteers Opportunities

Joseph Delappe will be in residence from March 16-29 and we need volunteers to help complete the sculpture. This is a chance to be part of a community art project, earn volunteer hours and gain exposure to the art and technology world. 

If you would like more information about volunteer opportunities please contact Dr. Adán Ávalos:TheDroneProject2014@gmail.com

View and download volunteer poster here!