PENSACOLA – The University of West Florida Department of Art will present “By Air, By Land, By Sea: Performing Place in Australia,” a Genius Loci Series lecture by Mary Anderson Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82. The event is free and open to the public.
Mary Anderson, visiting professor in the UWF Department of Theatre, recently returned from a year as an Australian Fulbright Scholar. Anderson was an honorary research associate in the School of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Tasmania, studying sense of place in site-specific performance.
With a background as a dancer and puppeteer, Anderson’s interests focus on the way objects move from place to place. Her dissertation investigates the relationship between site and performance and how each influences the notion and experiences of the other. She earned a master’s in theatre from California State University-Sacramento and master of fine arts degree in dramatic art from the University of California-Davis.