Tuesday, March 31, 5:30 pm
Who Cares: Heading Home in the Other Shoes
a performance by Patricia Ann Repar
“Who Cares: Heading Home in the Other Shoes” is a 55-minute intermedia performance featuring live and recorded music, short films, and a narrative inspired by the lives of hospice workers in South Africa. The piece is designed to engage health care workers, artists, and community members in discussion about the role of arts and humanities in health and healing.
This performance will be LIVE STREAMED here: http://mtsms.unm.edu/Mediasite/Catalog/Full/13d02bb6dc1b4e908992607dd49c3f2721
Patricia Ann Repar’s work as a composer includes the writing of contemporary chamber music, intermedia works, and electronic soundscapes; the making of short films; the design of original instruments and installations in medical environments; and the exploration of health and healing through the arts. Dr. Repar has been featured as a guest composer, performer, and educator in various parts of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Australia.
As an Associate Professor in the departments of Music and Internal Medicine (section of Integrative Medicine) at The University of New Mexico (UNM), Dr. Repar teaches music composition and arts-in-medicine. In 2002 she founded Arts-in-Medicine: Healing and the Humanities, a program designed to enhance healing and health care through arts-based clinical service, education, research, community outreach, and international collaboration. Sometimes referred to as a ‘living installation’ the clinical program at UNM Hospitals is currently directed by Repar and employs musicians, dancers, writers, visual artists and body workers who engage patients, their families, and healthcare workers in creative encounters of a rejuvenating, transformative, and educational nature.
Since 2007 Dr. Repar has been working with health care workers and artists in Africa to further develop and expand the role of arts in healing and health care. For further information please see http://artsinmedicine.unm.edu or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for this lecture series is generously provided in part by the Department of Art and Art History and by the Allene H. and Walter P. Kleweno Lecture Series Fund.