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Alabama-Based Artist Christopher Lowther Offers "New World Disorder" at TU's Hogue Gallery


On this installment of StudioTulsa, we present a conversation with artist Christopher Lowther, who is an assistant professor of Time-Based Media (a term that he's happy to define for us) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he's also on the faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Lowther has an art exhibit on view at the University of Tulsa's Alexandre Hogue Gallery through October 31st; the show is entitled "New World Disorder: Disaster & Desire," and it explores how we as a society are both afraid of and attracted to (both repulsed and thrilled by) disasters. As Lowther says of this exhibit --- which draws heavily upon such iconic 1970s disaster movies as "The Towering Inferno" and "The Poseidon Adventure" --- as his website: "The work is an interrogation of the perverse pleasure of disaster/ruin, the representation/function of disaster and desire, and the experience as mediated via film representations." You can learn much more about this exhibit's appearance at TU here.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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