EUGENE RONALD TACHINNI portrait
  • Adjunct Instructor, Theatre Department
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art/Art History Department
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Creative Research

  • Utah Performance Art Festival DRAPING ERIN Among other professions, I am a tailor/dressmaker. Part of the garment making process is draping muslin on your client to get the right design and fit. For this performance I used my draping skills to drape cream satin on a seated figure and two library chairs. I was a durational piece, 4 hours. Performance, completed 10/03/2015.
    http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/slcpaf
  • 2015 Go Green GROUP SHOW I showed collages. Exhibition, completed 07/31/2015.
    http://www.gogreenloft.com/site/1448091
  • 2015 Utah Arts Festival PAPER & THREAD This piece was an interactive piece. I took my industrial sewing machine to the library, had volunteers write the name of a person on a sheet of paper that makes their life better, give it to me, I sewed it, gave it back and they then placed it on the floor creating a mandala Performance, completed 06/27/2015.
    http://uaf.org/component/rseventspro/event/1329-pe...
  • 2015 Foothill Library IN THE HANDS mutimedia pieces, photo collage and drawing. Exhibition, completed 06/10/2015.
  • 2015 Mobius CIRCULATION This was piece about knowing those around you, stranger or not, and feeling connection to them. I used the tools I use when I sew, needles, thread, and scissors. I approached audience members and asked, "Who makes your life better?" I asked follow-up questions about the person. While they were answering I embroidered a heart on the shirt near their heart. I took all the threads and tied them together. Performance, completed 05/08/2015.
    http://bostonhassle.com/event/performance-art-from...

Presentations

  • Fitting on the Human Form Eugene Tachinni University of Utah Brigham Young University June 18 Family & Consumer Sciences Summer Conference . Presentation, Presented, 06/18/2014.
  • The Doing & Undoing of Design Eugene Tachinni University of Utah Brigham Young University June 18 Family & Consumer Sciences Summer Conference . Presentation, Presented, 06/18/2014.
  • Flat Pattern Demonstration Brigham Young University June 17 Family & Consumer Science Textile Design Entrprneurship Conference . Presentation, Presented, 06/17/2014.
  • Familial Strangers: Teaching or Learning To-Get-There Amber Frommherz Tufts University & Eugene Tachinni University of Utah Baltimore, Maryland Oct. 30 to Nov. 3 American Educational Studies Association . Conference Paper, Other, 10/2013.
  • The Doing & Undoing of Design Eugene Tachinni University of Utah Brigham Young University June 13 to 14 Family & Consumer Sciences Summer Conference . Presentation, Accepted, 06/2013.
  • Unstitching Time: Creative Social Inquiry and Pedagogies of Undoing Eugene Tachinni University of Utah & Audrey Thompson University of Utah University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May 15 to 18, 2013 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry . Conference Paper, Other, 05/2013.
  • Under the Skin of Competency: Vulnerability and the Arts in Social Justice Education THIS WAS CO-WRITTEN WITH AUDREY THOMPSON IN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH. Presentation, Presented, 11/2012.