Funded by the FAAF
Below are some of the events made possible by the Fine Arts Activity Fee.
The Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival V1.0
"Crisis of the Visual is an expanded media exhibition curated by Nia Burks. Each of the selected works in the show explores a different avenue of issues related to expiration, trace, and temporality in artworks that exist in an environment where preservation, documentation, and relic are highly regarded within the platform of their creation.
Digital space is marked by view counts, likes, photographic or physical â€œevidenceâ€ and other markers of audience/creator presence that display traces of an artworks occupancy in a world where their survival is constantly being threatened by shelf life, planned obsolescence, and malfunctioning technology." â€” bigmuddyfilm.com
Devil's Kitchen Literary Festival
"The Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival is an annual three-day festival feauring readings, panels, and book signings by writers from across the nation.
The festival is held on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is sponsored by Grassroots, SIUC's undergraduate literary magazine." â€” grassroots.siu.edu