4'33" Spotlight on Scholarship Competition

Fine Arts Building Balcony Theatre (Room 400)
The 4'33" Spotlight on Scholarship Competition will begin at 4:33 pm in the Balcony Theatre of the Fine Arts Building. The event, which will award two prizes of $433 each, will give the campus community insight into the scholarship and research in the arts conducted by University of Georgia graduate students.

This Spotlight on the Arts event is inspired by John Cage's landmark 1952 composition 4'33," which calls for a pianist simply to sit silently at a piano for exactly 4 minutes and 33 seconds. Cage's 4'33" challenged audiences to reconsider the function of art and the borders between traditional art disciplines and between artistic practice and philosophy.

Points will be awarded based on performance, originality and passion, as well as conciseness, comprehension, engagement and ability to convey the research to a non-specialist audience. Sound and props are permitted.

Two winners will be chosen: one by a panel of faculty within and outside the arts and another chosen as an audience favorite. The winners will receive support for their research in the form of an award of $433 each.

  • Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 4:30 pm