Past Event

Elizabeth Povinelli | Seens & Unscenes Toxicity, Memory, & Filmic Refusals

April 1, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Scheps Library, Room 457, Schermerhorn Extension

Please join Professor Elizabeth A. Povinelli and other members of the Karrabing Film collective—Gavin Bianamu, Rex Edmunds, angelina Lewis, Cicilia Lewis, Natasha Lewis, Aiden Sing, Kieran Sing, and Shannon Sing—for a discussion about radical artistic research and practice.

McKenzie Wark is an Australian-born writer and scholar. Wark is known for their writings on media theory, critical theory, new media and the Situationist International. Their best known works are A Hacker Manifesto and Gamer Theory. They are Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at The New School in New York City.

Alan Michelson is an internationally recognized New York-based artist, curator, writer, lecturer and Mohawk member of the Six Nations of the Grand River. For over twenty-five years, he has been a leading practitioner of a socially engaged, critically aware, site-specific art grounded in local context and informed by the retrieval of repressed histories. Sourcing from both indigenous and western culture, he works in a varied range of media and materials, among them painting, sculpture, photography, sound, video, glass, and stone.

Natasha Ginwala has curated several international exhibitions and is a widely published arts writer. Ginwala is currently Associate Curator at Gropius Bau, Berlin. Recent projects include Contour Biennale 8 and she was part of the curatorial team of documenta 14 (2017). She is artistic director of the interdisciplinary arts festival Colomboscope in Sri Lanka. Alongside Defne Ayas, she has just been appointed the artistic director of 13th Gwangju Biennale.

The Karrabing Film Collective is a 30 member media group based in Australia's Indigenous Northern Territories that uses filmmaking and installation as a form of grassroots resistance and self-organization. Karrabing's films dramatize and satirize the daily scenarios and obstacles that collective members face in their various interactions with corporate and state entities.