Spring 2023 Co-Sponsored Events

Generative Art & Deep Learning AI, with Nettrice Gaskins

Jan 30, 2023 (online)

co-sponsored with Berkeley Center for New Media

Emerging AI technology has the potential to replicate some of the processes used by artists when creating their work. Dr. Nettrice Gaskins uses AI-driven software such as deep learning to train machines to identify and process images.

more info & recording here

Voro’pi: An Encounter with Naine Terena, Gustavo Caboco, & Jamille Pinheiro Dias

Feb 17, 2023 at 1pm

102 Anthropology and Art Practice Building, UC Berkeley

co-sponsored with Center for Latin American Studies

The Terena, an Indigenous people living in Brazil, teach us that Voro’pi is an entity that roams the cosmos through groundwater, safeguarding visible and invisible riverbeds. In response to improper human interference with the flow of water, Voro’pi can cause storms, floods, and other water-related events.

read more here

Last Hoisin Poets Read Chinese Poetry of Angel Island Inmates

Feb 21, 2023 at 5pm

Tilden Room, MLK Student Union, UC Berkeley

co-sponsored with Arts+Design & Future Histories Lab

The Last Hoisan Poets will read the moving poems that were carved into the walls of the detention barracks by immigrants incarcerated at the Angel Island Immigration Station.

read more here

Unwalling Citizenship

Mar 6th, 2023 at 5pm (Online)

co-sponsored with Berkeley Center for New Media

Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman will discuss their work on “citizenship culture” at the United States-Mexico border, and the network of civic spaces they have co-developed with border communities to cultivate regional and global solidarities. 

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Borders and Crossings: Contemporary Arts and Techniques of Migration

March 10-11, 2023
hosted at the Arts Research Center, HFA D23

co-sponsored with Center for Interdisciplinary Critical Inquiry

Borders divide and partition spaces, as visible barriers and as invisible techniques of classification and control, yet their thresholds are also routinely breached, renegotiated, or reimagined by unruly subjects, by movements both orchestrated and unpredictable.

read about the incredible line-up here

Bomba: The Politics of Representation of a Black Movement, with Oxil Febles 

March 16, 2023 at 6pm
hosted at the Arts Research Center, HFA D23

co-sponsored with Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Oxil Febles discusses Bomba as a means for visibility, revision, and the re-articulation of Puerto Rican Black identity on the island and in the diaspora through the art of dance and music. Live performances by Batey Tambó and Oxil contextualize her talk.

read more here

The Story of Everything: Film Screening featuring the Storytelling of Kealoha

April 21, 2023 at 7pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Wheeler Auditorium, Wheeler Hall

free & open to the public!

co-sponsored with Engaging the Senses Foundation

A creation story connecting consciousness and science, past and present as told by the first Hawaiʻi Poet Laureate Kealoha.

see the trailer here

In-Between: Art and Cultural Practices From Here

April 28th, 2023

co-sponsored with the Berkeley-Stanford SFMOMA Symposium

The conference will be oriented around the In-Between, situating art and cultural practice in hybrid spaces and places that are at once particular, and also fluid. Such positioning works to disrupt totalizing logics and reductive binaries, instead offering dynamic possibilities for alternative pasts and futures. 

read more here