Visual Arts Faculty Lecture Series presents
Today, Wednesday, Oct. 2nd at 12 noon at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
Stephen Bradley is an interdisciplinary artist who maps and traces our relationship to place through ecology, sound and sculptural objects, including recorded narratives juxtaposed with artifacts discarded or lost in the landscape. Bradley is a member of the Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS) where he continues his local ecological efforts with a collective of civic scientists and ecological activities. Summer 2019 he was an artist-residency at Wave Farm, Acra, NY in collaboration with composer, Edward Ruchalski. They designed and performed a multi-phonic ecological radio installation informed by the surrounding biophonic soundscape. The residency resulted in establishing a quarterly radio program, called Bells, Bugs, Whispers & Plinks that will be broadcast from Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7, Radio for Open Ears. The first broadcast is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29 from 2-3PM.
Bradley has received solo commissions, awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Maryland State Arts Council, Sonic Circuits VII: Walker Art Center, Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA), Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma – Helsinki, Blauschimmel Atelier – Oldenberg, Germany, Bienal de Arte Contemporaneo de Sevilla, Biacs3 – Spain, Wave Hill – Bronx, NY, and Hull Time-Based Arts – UK. His media installations, and site-specific art works have been exhibited and presented nationally and internationally at venues such as the National Trash Summit – Nationals Stadium – Washington D.C., Sandao Gallery, Xiamen University and VArts Center – Shanghai, China, radioCona FM – Ljublijana, Solvenia, InterAizoni Festival – Sardinia, Italy and Kunstradio ORF1 – Vienna, Austria.
Since 2010, Bradley has been an artist-in-residence serving Brooklyn-Curtis Bay and North Anne Arundel County community, where he engages with stakeholders involved in nomadic, interdisciplinary civic science, ecology and art-making projects.
All lectures are free and open to the public and are held in the CADVC gallery space.
(pictured: Steve Bradley - Oh Murky Waters Chorus, 2019)