UA Art and Music Professors Collaborate at Samford

Pete Schulte and Andrew Raffo Dewar present 23 Minutes Over Birmingham: Pete Schulte / Andrew Raffo Dewar, at Samford University January 21 through March 6, 2020. The public is invited to a reception on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 5-7 p.m. with an artist talk beginning at 5:30 p.m.

This solo collaborative show is an installation comprised of drawings by Schulte and an immersive quadraphonic audio installation by Dewar.  The second in a series of experiments in drawing and sound produced by the pair, this iteration is being made in response to the architecture of the Samford University Art Gallery and the remnants of temporary walls built for a previous exhibition in the space. As a point of departure, Dewar’s audio installation responds to the images generated by Schulte, but also folds in, sonifies and orchestrates brainwave and electrodermal bio-data collected when Schulte produced work for the duo’s prior collaboration at Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta. In turn, Schulte’s drawings are influenced and directed by the sounds that Dewar is producing as their collaboration unfolds through an ongoing process of modification and exchange.

Here is a short video by Dewar featuring his audio and Schulte’s art:


A musician and an artist install their work in a gallery space.
Andrew Dewar (left) and Pete Schulte collaborate in an installation/performance in 2016.

Andrew Raffo Dewar is associate professor in New College and the School of Music at UA. Pete Schulte is associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at UA. This show is the fourth collaborative project of new work that Dewar and Schulte have presented.

For more information about the programs in the UA Department of Art and Art History, go to this page or contact the department at (205) 348-5967.