1. Haptic Convergence

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    Video by Sharad Kant Patel Art and Performance by Lily Cox-Richard (commissioned by The Institute for the Humanities | University of Michigan) Artist Lily Cox-Richard holds and turns the pages of a book created as an artwork that contains images of her holding and posing casts of her own hands that were posed in a variety of shapes during the molding process. The book is part of her installation "Thicket" which opened at the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan in November 2013. The gallery is curated by Amanda Krugliak. "Thicket" is part of the larger project, "The Stand (Possessing Powers)", which grapples with sculptural traditions as they relate to American history, gender, and form. Each carved plaster sculpture in this series takes on a marble figure by Hiram Powers (1805–1873), once considered the Father of American Sculpture. "Thicket" focuses on two of his sculptures: Eve Tempted (modeled 1839–1842) and Eve Disconsolate (modeled 1855–1861). "Haptic/Thicket", the series of photographs featured in the exhibit's accompanying book, is an exploration of wanting and knowing, a physical manifestation of grappling. Lily Cox-Richard is an artist and postdoctoral fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows. After earning an MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University, she was in the CORE Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. She has been an artist in residence at MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, NH), Millay Colony (Austerlitz, NY), Kompact Living Space (Berlin), AREA Gallery (Caguas, Puerto Rico), and Platteforum Arts (Denver, CO).

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    • "Time After Time" a short teaser for an installation by Canan Tolon

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      Footage was shot by Sarah Nesbitt. Produced and edited by Sharad Kant Patel for the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities.

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      • Creative Catalyst: Detroit and the Abandoned Packard Plant

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        Artist perspective on decay vs creation within Detroit. Interview footage shot and recorded by Sarah Nesbitt. Edited by Sharad Kant Patel Featuring artists Scott Hocking, Paul Kaiser, Amanda Krugliak.

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        • "plant" 3D Video Installation by OpenEndedGroup

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          A short documentary about a 3D video installation by OpenEnded Group (Paul Kaiser, Marc Downie, Shelley Eshkar) in Michigan. Sponsored by The Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan (with curator Amanda Krugliak), funded by the Mellon Foundation and the Kidder Commissioning Fellowship in the Arts. The piece depicted and interpreted the abandoned Packard Plant in Detroit through the use of thousands of photos mapped into a digital model. Sounds recorded at the Plant were also manipulated and designed into an accompanying soundtrack by Rishi Daftuar at the Duderstadt Center at the university. This documentary video: Footage shot by Sarah Nesbitt and Sharad Kant Patel Edited, scored (loops), mixed by Sharad Kant Patel

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          • Charles Atlas: Joints 4Tet for Ensemble (teaser spot)

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            In 2012, artist Charles Atlas created a video installation at the Institute for the Humanities at The University of Michigan. The piece explores time-based portraiture, the body, fragmentation, and movement of Merce Cunningham. Joints 4tet for Ensemble was exhibited at the New Museum, NYC in 2011 and is exhibited at the U-M Institute for the Humanities courtesy of Vilma Gold, London. This short teaser promotion was directed and edited by Sharad Kant Patel. Additional camerawork was provided by Sarah Nesbitt (http://www.smnesbitt.com/). Sharad created the soundtrack arranging and editing pre-existing copyright free loops.

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            • Mark Dion's "Waiting for the Extraordinary"

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              VIDEO CREDITS: Director / Cinematography / Edit / Sound / Music - Sharad Kant Patel Artist Mark Dion has exhibited internationally, including the Tate Gallery and Museum of Modern Art. In the fall of 2011, he created an interactive installation in the Institute for the Humanities gallery at the University of Michigan. In his research, Dion discovered a curious system from the origins of the University of Michigan: Judge Augustus Woodward’s “Catholepistemiad” of 1816, outlining his dreams for the university and its 13 professorships, each titled with an invented mash-up of Latin and Greek words. Using this system as a starting point, Dion began a scavenger hunt for objects and props, some serving as set dressing, others featured, through digitally scanned and cast replicas, as revered symbols of the antique system. He simultaneously began construction of a detailed two-part setting: a convincingly institutional waiting area and it's adjoining trophy room. The final experience pokes fun at the notion of institutional idealism bottlenecked with controlled accessibility. This short film by Sharad Patel portrays world famous artist Mark Dion’s creative process and the experience of his installation. The film begins with split screen documentation, echoing Dion’s exhibit style of distinct categorical compartments (sometimes organized as Cabinets of Curiosities). This documentary style quickly transitions into a vivid recreation of the finished installation experience using narrative and surrealist cinematic vocabulary. The worn aesthetic of the second half echoes the out-of-date props and furniture in the installation, and also references Dion's preference for old-fashioned organic/chemical photography. Performers in the installation: Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen and Laura Gilmore Artists assisting Dion: Institute Curator and performance artist Amanda Krugliak, artists Scott Hocking and Lily Cox-Richard. More work from this filmmaker: www.krop.com/sharad/

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              • Poet's Process: Humanities 2011 Spring Seminar: Linda Gregerson

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                Short 4 minute documentation and promotion of the 2011 Spring Seminar by the Institute for the Humanities at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Video by Sharad Kant Patel Featuring poet Linda Gregerson. Makes use of the inexpensive Zoom H2 Handy Recorder which was simply placed a few feet away from each interviewee and the presenter on their table or podium. The tone of the vocals is much better than with a very expensive Sennheiser wireless microphone.

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                • "Ritual Echoes of North Korea"

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                  Directed, shot, edited, & scored by Sharad Kant Patel Question: How does artist David Chung manifest a form of North Korean landmark in Ann Arbor, Michigan while both subverting and adhering to the dogma associated with the original? Answer: Through a communal construction of a lantern replica of the torch, thereby suggesting the lantern lighting tradition of Buddhism, a type of ceremony persecuted by the State of North Korea. The opening shots of the tower in Pyongyang are special effects created from still photos. The stadium footage was taken from David Chung's home videos of the Mass Games: Arirang Festival, which he managed to sneak out of North Korea. This video and art was curated by Amanda Krugliak at the Institute for Humanities at the University of Michigan. Please browse www.sharadkantpatel.com for more creative work from this filmmaker.

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