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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

A Thousand Invisible Threads | Mapping the Rhizome Opening Reception

Opening Reception: Seeing the Unseen

Chladni plate demonstration in collaboration with physics, math, and media arts departments, with violinist and frequency wave generator. Earplugs will be provided.

Curated by Jennifer Wenker and Michael Casselli

Within the liminal spaces, beneath and beside the visible, there are invisible threads that link seemingly disparate ideas, individuals, streams of thought—erasing artificial borders and boundaries. In these spaces, the arbitrary erodes; and complexity, pattern and aesthetic emerge. What we are mapping is the fluidity of the subconscious: pre-cognitive thought, swarm intelligences, coincidences, glitches in digital imaging, memory and lapses, nodes and anti-nodes, where patterns emerge and connections form without naming or numbering or categorizing or borders or hierarchy. This is the rhizome. Everything is connected.

“As a model for culture, the rhizome resists the organizational structure of the root-tree system which charts causality along chronological lines and looks for the ordinary source of "things" and looks towards the pinnacle or conclusion of those "things." "A rhizome, on the other hand, "ceaselessly established connections between semiotic chains, organizations of power, and circumstances relative to the arts, sciences, and social struggles" (D&G 7). Rather than narrative history and culture, the rhizome presents history and culture as a map or wide array of attractions and influences with no specific origin or genesis, for a "rhizome has no beginning or end; it is always in the middle, between things, interbeing, intermezzo" (Deleuze & Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus)

Exhibition runs from September 10 to November 13, 2015

Artists: Mari Andrews, Michael Casselli, Tom Fruin, Juan Si Gonzales, Cynthia Gregory, Candace Hicks, Toby Millman, and Leah Stahl.

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery



Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:00pm to Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 3:00pm

World House Choir, Missa Gaia: Call to Action on Climate Change/Climate Justice at Antioch College

The World House Choir (100 singers throughout the Miami Valley region: Dayton, Cincinnati, Middletown, Urbana, Xenia, Springfield and Yellow Springs) will be joined by guest dancers and instrumentalists in a production of MISSA GAIA: A Mass Celebration of Mother Earth by the Paul Winter Consort. Read the full press release here for more information.

LOCATION: Antioch College Amphitheater (Fri., Sat.), Grace United Methodist Church (Sun.)



Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 2:30pm to Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:30pm

Seed School Comes to Antioch College

In July, Beth Bridgeman, Instructor of Co-operative Education took a group of five students to the Seed Savers Exchange conference in Decorah, Iowa. Seed Savers Exchange is the largest non-governmental seed bank in the United States. All five students have an interest in ecological and organic agriculture and all five work on the Antioch Farm.

At the conference, students learned that 97% of all seed varieties have been lost since 1900 and that the six largest agro-chemical corporations own 85% of the world's seed. The students are interested in saving seed from the Antioch Farm and in starting a seed library.

To this end, Beth is facilitating a six-day Seed School from September 29 to October 4, on the Antioch Farm in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, featuring Bill McDorman. Another featured guest speaker is Dr. Alfredo Huerta from Miami University who will discuss his work on regionally adaptive open-pollinated corn resistant to contamination by GMO pollen.

The Antioch College Seed School is "a dynamic, six-day immersion into the history, science, craft, art, and spirit of seeds that will forever change the way you think about seeds (and food)."

Check out this flyer for more information.