‘Lo-fi’ Hip Hop kicks off Southeastern Art Series


Tuesday, September 4, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 


     HAMMOND – The fall series “Let’s Talk: Art,” sponsored jointly by Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Music and Performing Arts and Friends of Sims Memorial Library, will begin Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. Dillon Raborn of Rutgers University will present “Lo-fi: Collage, Instrumental Hip-Hop, and Artist Cybercommunities.”
     The presentation will be held at the Contemporary Art Gallery on Southeastern’s campus. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.
     “While cross-disciplinary parallels have occurred throughout the Modern period, the Internet and its instantaneous networking capabilities have allowed the joining of two genres, the visual medium of collage and the music genre of instrumental or ‘lo-fi’ hip-hop,” Raborn said. “These art forms spawned independent of one another within niche cybercommunities with their own histories and dynamics, yet formal and conceptual similarities between them provide insight into the zeitgeist of our age.”
     Next in the series is a presentation from Southeastern Assistant Professor of Painting Tom Walton titled, “Why Draw a Line in the Sand? A Contemporary View on the Relationship between Abstract and Representational Painting.” Scheduled Thursday, Oct. 11, at 5 p.m., the presentation will also take place in Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
     For more information, contact Sims Library Director Eric Johnson at (985) 549-3962.

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