Spiraling Time: Intermedial Conversations in Latin American Arts
March 15-16, 2013
Museum Theater, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2621 Durant Avenue (access via the Sculpture Garden)
Free and open to the public
Time Zones is a yearlong series of events sponsored by the Arts Research Center exploring time-based and socially engaged art practices in an international context.
Spiraling Time is a day-and-a-half symposium bringing together artists, scholars, and curators to investigate how various "time-based" art practices are pressed into service in a Latin American context to think through questions of history, memory, and temporality. The event will focus on interactive conversations between participants (and audience members), punctuated by three keynote addresses from the perspectives of art history and performance studies.
Latin American Legacies: Films of Leandro Katz
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7pm
Pacific Film Archive, 2575 Bancroft Way
$5.50-9.50/person, advance tickets available
The Pacific Film Archive presents Argentine artist Leandro Katz in person at a screening of a selection of his stunning films from two research projects centered on significant moments in Latin American history. Paradox contrasts shots of an ancient Mayan stone altar with images of manual labor at nearby banana plantations—thus reflecting on two paradoxical legacies of Latin America. The award-winning The Day You’ll Love Me is a complex and moving meditation on the photos taken of Che Guevara after his execution by the Bolivian army in 1967.
Nuno Ramos and/on Literature
Thursday March 14th, 6-7:30pm
5125 Dwinelle Hall (Spanish & Portuguese Library)
Brazilian writer and artist Nuno Ramos will have an informal conversation on his literary production (focusing on its relationship to Brazilian literature in general, and to his own art practice in partcular). He will speak most specifically about Ó, the 2008 book for which he won the most prestigious literray prize in Brazil. An unclassifiable book, part essay, chronicle, short story and aphorisms whose incompatibility with literary genres holds true for a number of Ramos' other books, like his 2007 Ensaio Geral or his 2001 Pão do corvo. The conversation will be in English & Portuguese.
Note: there is an open access bspace where you can find copies of his books. Enter bspace and go to "My Workspace", there choose "Membership", then "Joinable Sites", and finally search "Nuno Ramos".
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FRIDAY, MARCH 15
1:10-1:20pm Introduction/Welcome: Julia Bryan-Wilson, Arts Research Center/History of Art, UC Berkeley
1:20pm Keynote Address: Feeling the Past, Andrea Giunta, ResearchLatin American Art History & Criticism, University of _____________Texas at Austin
Response: Natalia Brizuela, Spanish & Portuguese, UC Berkeley
Cecilia Vicuña(via Skype), artist, Chile
Cindy Rose Bello, Spanish & Portuguese, UC Berkeley
Moderated by Laura Pérez, Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
3:45pm Leandro Katz, artist, Argentina
Paola Santoscoy, critic/curator, Mexico
Moderated by Jeffrey Skoller, Film & Media Studies, UC Berkeley
5:00pm ***IMPORTANT UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to a family emergency, André Lepecki is unable to attend. His lecture will be re-scheduled for next academic year.***
Keynote Address: Transtemporal Transcreation: Action, Object, Dance and Time in the Works of Hélio Oiticica and _______________Lygia Pape
André Lepecki, Performance Studies, NYU
Response: Shannon Jackson, Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
9:30am Roundtable: Andrea Giunta, Leandro Katz, Paola Santoscoy, Cecelia Vicuña, Cindy Rose Bello, André Lepecki
10:40am Keynote Address: Spiral Time: an Approach to African-Brazilian Ritual Cosmovision
___________Leda Martins, Dramatic Arts and Literature, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Response: Angela Marino, Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley
12:10pm Lunch Break
Nuno Ramos, artist, Brazil
Sergio Delgado, Romance Languages, Harvard
Moderated by Suzanne Herrera Li Puma, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
2:20pm Conversation: Tania Bruguera, artist, Chicago/Havana
Mariana Wardwell, artist/critic/curator, UC San Diego/Mexico
Moderated by Favianna Rodriguez, artist, Oakland
3:30 Roundtable: Leda Martins, Nuno Ramos, Sergio Delgado, Tania Bruguera, Mariana Wardwell
4:30 Concluding Remarks/Discussion
The Time Zones series has been made possible by a generous grant from the Institute of International Studies; Spiraling Time has received additional support from the Center for Latin American Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities,the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and Departments of History of Art and Spanish & Portuguese at UC Berkeley.