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Third Century Screens (3CS) Competition at Third Century Expo

  • U-M Alumni Center Founders Room 200 Fletcher Street Ann Arbor, MI United States (map)

Third Century Screens Competition Screenings/Pop-Up Projection Pavilion

October 26-28, 2017

U-M Alumni Center Founders Room

200 Fletcher Street

Hours: 10 am-7 pm (free and open to the public)

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 26 at 5-7 p.m.



In tandem with U-M’s Third Century Expo on Ingalls Mall, the Third Century Screens Competition will occupy the Alumni Center Founders Room on October 26-28 and feature works submitted by 13 U-M alumni and faculty video artists. These works were created specifically for the Pop-Up Projection Pavilion (PUPP), a 5-screen projection system for multi-layered video created by U-M faculty members Peter Sparling and Robert Adams.  Prizes of $3,000 each will be awarded to one U-M alumnus/a and one U-M faculty member. There will also be a 2nd ($2,000) and 3rd ($1,000) prize in the U-M alumni category.


U-M alumni artists are graduates of Department of Dance, LSA/Screen Arts & Cultures, and Stamps School of Art & Design: Shawn Bible, Michelina Risbeck, Brittany Whitmoyer-Fishel, Danny Gwirtzman, Robert Maynard, Marly Spieser-Schneider, Alex Springer/Xan Burley, Barbara Twist, Nicholas Williams and Jacqueline Wood.  Faculty/staff artists featured are Christopher Burns, Sean Hoskins, and Markus Nornes.


The Third Century Screens (3CS) project celebrates the U-M bicentennial theme of creativity and inventing by confronting the global proliferation of moving imagery on screens of every shape, size and function. Led by an interdisciplinary team of U-M faculty artists, 3CS seeks to explore, situate and create options for seeing on screens. The screen has become a mirror and lens that shapes how humans picture themselves in the world. Screen culture has spawned its own technologies and manifests itself in multiple disciplines, industries and commercial enterprises.  It has revolutionized learning, research and creative work at the university.


This event is jointly supported by the UM Bicentennial Office, the U-M Office for Research, the U-M Alumni Association, the U-M Department of Dance, and School of Music, Theater & Dance Excel program, and U-M Screen Arts & Cultures.


For more information, contact Prof. Peter Sparling at or 734-647-2288.

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