2015 Creative Time Summit Screening in Tampa Bay

November 13 - 15, 2015

The USF Contemporary Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, and the Tampa Museum of Art are proud to bring video screenings, live presentations, panels and performances in complement to the 2015 Creative Time Summit to the Tampa Bay area.

This year’s theme is The Curriculum, exploring constructs of knowledge. The Creative Time Summit is an initiative of Creative Time, a New York-based organization dedicated to presenting innovative art in the public realm. Each year, the Creative Time Summit explores the many ways in which artists, activists, writers and curators are tackling the world’s most challenging social and political issues.

The 2015 Creative Time Summit Screening Tampa Bay will feature video from the 2015 Creative Time Summit in Venice, combined with live presentations by artists, educators, designers and cultural producers from within and beyond the Tampa Bay area.


On Friday, the USF Contemporary Art Museum sponsored screening event will offer interactive activities with community-based artists, activists and educators addressing the exchange of knowledge through dance, theatre, and the visual arts. Presenting their work in a variety of formats, participants will include Lauri Stallings, Atlanta-based conceptual artist, choreographer and founding artist of the dance, performance and interdisciplinary collaborative platform glo; Dora Arreola, USF Assistant Professor of Theatre Acting and Movement, Artistic Director of Tijuana-based experimental dance theatre company Mujeres en Ritual Danza Teatro, and member of the Art2Action Collective; and Nestor Oritz, Executive Director of Community Stepping Stones, an after school, arts-integrated curriculum program for adolescents in Sulphur Springs, FL.

On Saturday, the Museum of Fine Arts will host a panel discussion featuring speakers from each of the Tampa Bay presentation sites, focused on the history of Creative Time and its relevance to the Tampa Bay area. Following a Creative Time Summit screening, Jacqueline Mabey, founder of Art + Feminism, will lead a workshop on conducting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. In a 2010 survey it was revealed that less than 13% of its contributors identify as female. The practical effect of this disparity is clear—Wikipedia is clearly skewed in favor of male artists. This represents a huge inequality in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. Edit-a-thons have taken place globally, encompassing 1,300 volunteers, 70 events on 4 continents, and nearly 400 new articles devoted to female artists. Complementing Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists from the 1960s to the Present, this event aims to ensure the visibility of female artists in its permanent collection.

On Sunday, the Tampa Museum of Art will present  “We are Tampa: The curriculum of collective identity and heritage in Tampa,” addressing the formation and communication of identity and heritage in Tampa about Tampa. The Museum asks participants to take a moment to reflect on a question posed by Creative Time: “Who do we – as a […] community – want to be, and what forces shape who we are?” Who gets to a voice in the formation of a collective identity for Tampa: the story of the city, the heritage of its people? How are these notions transmitted in our community? The Museum will screen presentations from the Creative Time Summit and organize break-out sessions with discussions facilitated by local activists and educators. The day will end with a presentation by Tampa’s own Stageworks Theater.



Friday, November 13, 12-4pm
Translate: Exchanging Knowledge through Collaborative Dance, Theatre and the Visual Arts
USF School of Music Conference Center, (adjacent to USF Contemporary Art Museum on USF Holly Drive), Tampa

Friday Program (subject to change) - Download pdf of Friday program
Participants should feel free to come and go as they please

Introduction, Sarah Howard, USF Curator of Public Art & Social Practice
Lunch Buffet
Video Screening - Knowledge as Collective Experience
Simone Leigh (13:23)

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
By means of archival film, images and maps, conceptual artist and choreographer Lauri Stallings will conduct a walk-through of her practice with glo, a contemporary art platform devoted to generating and sustaining socially engaged art. Since 2009, Lauri’s work has belonged to experimentations that amplify inter-disciplinary approaches to exploring movement and community as constructed migrations of excruciating vulnerability. A nomadic culture, glo mixes within a variety of forms and collaborations, including Creative Time, New York; OutKast and the Dungeon Family, Atlanta; The Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta, and numerous Places In Peril across the American South.

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Break & Video Screening - Educational Institution as Form
Marinella Senatore - School of Narrative Dance (15:47)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dora Arreola will present an interactive presentation about the USF and Art2action collaboration on Building Bridges, a project that seeks to build knowledge and understanding of Muslim cultures through the arts. Through a devised theatre approach of creating movements and sharing stories, Arreola will guide an experiential learning process as an example of the Building Bridges activities.

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Break & Video Screening - The Geography of Learning
Teju Cole (11:32)

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Nestor Ortiz will work with participants on a component of Community Stepping Stones youth development program, the Graphic Novel Initiative. This highly engaging activity will help participants identify their own strengths and create super heroes based on those strengths while highlighting the impact they have on the world. The activity will culminate with an interactive story telling of the characters created.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Group discussion and reflection moderated by Shannon Annis, USFCAM Exhibitions Manager / Registrar

Parking permit required. Available in CoTA lots 3B, 3C and 3D with a $5 daily permit available online (must print out), in lot, or at USF Fowler Ave entrance.
Free, but space is limited. A light lunch will be provided.

RSVP to Amy Allison, amyallison@usf.edu by November 10.


Saturday, November 14, 12-5pm
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Training Workshop
Marly Room, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Free with admission ($17 for adults; $15 for seniors; $10 for students with current ID; free for members). This fee includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, as well as access to Museum galleries.

RSVP to kpill@fine-arts.org by November 10.
For more info:http://www.fine-arts.org/event/creative-time-summit-2/


Sunday, November 15, 11am-5pm
We are Tampa: the Curriculum of Collective Identity and Heritage in Tampa
Tampa Museum of Art, Dickey Family Lecture Hall

Admission: $15 for members and students, $20 for not-yet members. Admission includes lunch and afternoon coffee break by Sono Café as well as admission to the galleries. RSVP to kessanda.abel@tampamuseum.org to attend free without lunch or gallery admission.

Advance registration at http://tampamuseum.org/museum-events/event-list/?ee=598 required by Nov. 10.



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University of South Florida
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Tampa, FL 33620-7360 USA
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