Monday, March 29, 2010

U of Arizona Conversations in the Humanities

More Unsettling Certainties

From the website:

Sensual Productions: Pictures, Poems, and Performances

Presented by the College of Humanities in its New Series
Unsettling Certainties: Conversations in the Humanities

Tuesday, March 30, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Helen S. Schaefer Building (UA Poetry Center), 1508 E Helen Street

This multimedia panel of feminist scholars and performance artists will explore visual, sonic, and embodied landscapes to consider the ways in which cultural productions can be understood as sites of knowledge production and contestation. The program, moderated by Adela C. Licona, will begin with a performance art piece by Denise Uyehara, excerpted from her interactive performance installation, the Senkotsu (Mis)Translation Project, which examines the U.S. occupation in Okinawa. Irène d'Almeida will talk about her work in searching out and collecting oral poetry produced by women among the Fon people, a major ethnic group in southern and central Benin. Sandra K. Soto will provide queer readings of some of the most provocative and surreal photographs taken by the internationally renowned Mexican photographer, Graciela Iturbide, widely known for her stunning black and white photographs of everyday life of indigenous peoples (mainly women) in rural areas, particularly of the Zapotecs in Juchitán, Oaxaca.

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