ARC is delighted to be a co-sponsor of BCNM’s 2021/22 event series as part of their exciting Indigenous Technologies initiative. For more information on their Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium events, please visit here. For info on their History and Theory of New Media season, please visit here.
September 13: How Can a Māori Girl Recolonise the Screen Using Mighty Pixels, with Lisa Reihana
Lisa Reihana is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice spans film, sculpture, costume and body adornment, text and photography. She says, “Inspired by the work of American and Canadian video artists fueled my interest in non-standard formats. The freedom the art world offered, and the ability to wrestle with the tools associated with cinema, the commercial realm, magazines and broadcasting provided an opportunity to challenge and further late nineteen-eighties New Zealand society. Here was an opportunity to colonise the visual language of the time which led to much self questioning: What does it mean to be a first gen urban artist in Auckland, New Zealand – the largest Pacific city in the world ? How does gender affect access to indigenous knowledge, and what is it’s impact on the stories you tell? The resulting strategies has led to a sustained practise that attempts to both normalise and transcend ideas of what it is to be Māori.” Event information here.
October 4: Colonial Practices and Cultural Repression by the Municipality against the Community Museum of the Valle de Xico but “It is our 25th anniversary and we are still here” with Maria Thereza Alves
Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves has worked and exhibited internationally since the 1980s, creating a body of work investigating the histories and circumstances of particular localities to give witness to silenced histories, including the history of Portuguese colonization and the transatlantic slave trade. Event information here.
October 25: Beyond Settler Sex and Family: Kim TallBear in Conversation
Kim TallBear (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. She is the author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science. In addition to studying the genome sciences disruptions to Indigenous self-definitions, Dr. TallBear studies colonial disruptions to Indigenous sexual relations. She is a regular panelist on the weekly podcast, Media Indigena. More information here.
Afro Mexicanidad: A Symposium
October 14, 2021
We invite you to join a virtual Symposium on Afro Mexicanidad hosted by the Latinx Research Center (LRC) in partnership with numerous departments and other units across campus on October 14th. The morning session (11am – 1pm) will provide a critical overview of race relations in México; the 2020 Mexican census which took Afro Mexicanos into account for the first time in history; and the social movements that made this unprecedented event possible. The symposium will be moderated by Prof. Tianna Paschel (UC Berkeley African African Studies and Sociology), Prof. Mónica Moreno Figueroa (Sr. Lecturer, Cambridge University), Prof. Emiko Saldívar Tanaka (UCSB, Sociology), and Juliana Acevedo (attorney and activist). The afternoon session (2pm – 4pm) will feature a talk and documentary screening of Beyond La Bamba by Marco Villalobos, as well as a talk by photographer Hugo Arellanes Antonio who will inaugurate three photo exhibitions that depict the lives and culture of Afro Mexicanos in Oaxaca’s Costa Chica and Ciudad de México.
Calling the Elders: A Queer and Trans Writing Workshop
October 14, 2021 – May 5, 2022, 5 – 7pm, in Dwinelle Annex Rm 126
Calling the Elders is a new writing workshop developed and run by Julia McKeown (they/them), Graduate Equity Director of the Queer Alliance Resource Center. Using a model of poetry workshops, it creates opportunities for QT students, faculty, and staff to use creative writing to build community, articulate needs, and collaboratively build an inclusive and ambitious vision of support. The workshops will be held weekly in the Arts Research Center’s Dwinelle Annex (please note: not Dwinelle Hall, location link on our About page). Please contact Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info & to register.