DAN HURLIN HAS BEEN AWARDED THE 2013-14 ROME PRIZE IN THE VISUAL ARTS FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME.
Hurlin is the recipient of the Jesse Howard, Jr. Rome Prize, one of four in the visual arts category. The Rome Prize is awarded annually to approximately 30 individuals who represent excellence in the fields of ancient, medieval, Renaissance and early modern, and modern Italian studies, literature, music composition, visual arts, architecture, landscape architecture, design, and historic preservation and conservation, following a national competition, presided over by rotating independent juries of peers in each discipline.
Beginning in September, he will spend 11 months the American Academy in Rome, a center for the arts and the humanities, developing a puppet project using Futurist performance texts (Sintesi), manifestos, and visual art. He will create miniature versions of the Sintesi, which are short, forceful plays designed to create the maximum effect with a minimum of language and time. Still in its beginning stages, "the work involves about a dozen toy-theatres, constructed to look like Futurist buildings. The plays will be performed simultaneously, in one large room, in homage to the Futurists' love of the Variety Theatre and their obsessions with simultaneity and chaos."
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