I am writing this article anonymously, at a dangerous moment in academia where students and faculty are censored, doxxed, blacklisted, and threatened for taking a public stance on Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine.
In January 2022, The 4th wAVe Digital Arts Intensive brought together Gallatin students and alumni musicians and video artists. Three ensembles embarked on a unique and collective experiment to explore, expand, and challenge the boundaries of the creative process. Together, they collaborated across time zones to develop an original audiovisual work.
Kwami Coleman, Pilar Cerón, Sarah Galvin, Evelyn Guirguis, and Leo Yablans explore the variety of intense emotions we human beings experience as a result of existing in a world in which we are dominant.
From the outside looking in, many see Gallatin as a sort of bubble, an idealistic utopia without the consequences of the “real world.” However Gallatin has practical utility, and in fact, traditional education has a lot to learn from it.