More on Ryan Stander’s Topos/Chora: Photographs of the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project
We are almost ready to release the online version of Ryan Stander's photo exhibition, Topos/Chora. For the last week, the exhibit has been up at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota where it will stay all February.
Here's the press release (comliments of our most excellent Office of University Relations):
The exhibit Topos/Chora: Photographs of the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project is featured now through the end of the month at the Empire Arts Center. The exhibit features the photographs of UND Master’s of Fine Art student Ryan Stander. These images were produced during Stander’s time as the artist-in-residence at Pyla-Koustopetria Archaeological Project in Cyprus.
Since 2003, the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project has conducted archaeological fieldwork in the Republic of Cyprus under the direction of Bill Caraher of the UND Department of History. It is one of very few archaeological projects in the Mediterranean to support an artist-in-residence program, Caraher said.
Stander's photos seek to present the relationship between the archaeologist at work in the field and the physical and natural environment. Portraits, landscape views, and dynamic work images capture the intersection of physical energy, personality, and the striking archaeological and natural landscape of the Cypriot coastline.
Stander’s photos will be at the Empire Arts Center through the end of the month. The exhibit is free and open to the public and is open during Empire Arts Center events and by appointment. Check the Center’s Web site for a calender of this month’s events. An online exhibit supported by the Working Group in Digital and New Media will be released later this week.
William Caraher home page www.und.nodak.edu/instruct/wcaraher/HomePage.html
Ryan Stander blog Ryan's blog Axis of Access http://axisofaccess.blogspot.com/
Pyla Koutsopetria Archeological Project Web site www.pkap.org/
Pyla Koutsopetria Graduate Student Perspectives http://mediterraneanworld.typepad.com/pylakoutsopetria_graduate/
Bill Caraher, assistant professor
UND Department of History
Empire Arts Center
415 Demers Ave, Grand Forks
And here is the first part of a three-part interview prepared by my public history internship program (for a reflectve, behind the scene's view of their work check out the intern's office blog: The Muse's Web). The interview was produced by Kathy Nedegaard, Sara McIntee, and Chris Gust, conducted by Chris Gust and edited by Sara McIntee. It was conducted in our almost-finished Working Group in Digital and New Media Laboratory.