Week 8: Lauren Levin and Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, Wednesday, May 22nd, 11:30-1pm in the Recital Hall of the COM Building

Lauren Levin is a poet, mixed-genre writer and art writer, author of The Braid (Krupskaya, 2016) and Justice Piece // Transmission (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2018). With Emji Spero, they were developmental editor for We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan, edited by Ellis Martin and Zachary Ozma (Nightboat, 2019), and with Eric Sneathen, they are editing Camille Roy’s selected prose. Their gender identity is some mix of belated queer, Jewish great-aunt, and aspirational Frank O’Hara.  They are still figuring it out. They live in Richmond, CA, are from New Orleans, LA, and are committed to queer art, intersectional feminism, being a parent, and anxiety.

 

Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta is an artist, & the author of Agon, a forthcoming chapbook from EconoTextualObjects; The Easy Body, a love letter from hell that was published in 2017 by Timeless, Infinite Light; and PDF, a chapbook published by Solar Luxuriance in 2014. Their work, cutting across various materials and disciplines, has been shown & performed in the Los Angeles River, galleries, punk houses, plazas, and microcinemas across the U.S. They are currently working on a project interviewing activist Latinx youth in emergent Latinx communities across the United States; and an experimental documentary on the geography of Helen Hunt Jackson’s novel Ramona in collaboration with their mother Vanessa Acosta. Born somewhere between here and Diriamba, Nicaragua, they were raised in the Huntington Park and Highland Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles and across the West Coast and Mexico; they’ve called California home for a significant part of their life. Tatiana now lives in a rent controlled apartment in the Mission District of San Francisco.

 

 

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Week 6: Jasper Bernes, Wednesday, May 8th, 11:30-1pm in the Recital Hall of the COM Building

Jasper Bernes is author of a scholarly book, The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization (Stanford, 2017), and two books of poetry, Starsdown (2007) and We Are Nothing and So Can You (2015).  Essays, poems and other writings can be found in Critical Inquiry, Modern Language QuarterlyRadical Philosophy, Endnotes, Lana Turner, The American Reader, and elsewhere. Together with Juliana Spahr and Joshua Clover, he edits Commune Editions. He lives in Berkeley with his family.

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Week 4: Gretchen Frances Bennett, Wednesday, April 24th, 11:30-1pm in the Recital Hall of the COM Building

Gretchen Frances Bennett’s (American, b. 1960, Portland, Oregon) recent projects include a solo exhibition at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA (2019); the exhibitions Becoming American, San Juan Island, WA (2018); Fire in the Mountains, Jackson, WY (2018); and The Rough Draft of Everything, Bridge Productions, Seattle, WA (2017). She has read her writing at the Holiday Forever Gallery, Jackson, WY (2017) and as part of the series This Might Not Work at INCA, Seattle, WA (2016). In 2014, Bennett received the Seattle Art Museum’s Betty Bowen Special Recognition Award and completed postgraduate work at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is presently at work on her first collection of essays.

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Week 2: Dave Kennedy, Wednesday, April 10th, 11:30-1pm in the Recital Hall of the COM Building

Dave Kennedy’s works have been published globally in such magazines as Art21 and Numéro Cinq and exhibited both locally and internationally at such venues as the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Photo Center Northwest, Bellevue Arts Museum, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, Escuela de Belle Arte in Spain, Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society Museum, and the Seattle Art Museum’s Gallery.

Represented by Bridge Productions in Seattle, WA, Kennedy is a recipient of a Yaddo Residency and Fellowship, 4Culture Individual Project Award, as well as, Artist Trust’s Grants for Artists Projects, the Joanne Bailey Wilson Endowed Scholarship, and the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship. He has presented multimedia presentations to the Society of Photographic Educators, Cornish College of the Arts, and the University of Washington on topics of marginalization and objectification. He received his MFA from the University of Washington in Interdisciplinary Arts and an undergraduate degree from Western Washington University in Visual Communication. Kennedy is currently working as an adjunct professor at Photo Center Northwest while keeping a full time studio practice in Seattle, WA.

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The Evergreen Art Lecture Series presents a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary art issues by artists, writers, activists, and scholars who bring a diversity of practices from a variety of fields and areas of inquiry and creative production to our campus.  The series provides a lively forum for the exchange of ideas between speakers, students, faculty, and the public.

WHERE:Recital Hall, Communications Building, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

WHEN: (usually) Every other Wednesday, 11:30-1:00 pm, during the academic quarter.  [see schedule below for details]

• All lectures are free and open to the public • 

Check the VIDEO GALLERY for recordings of lectures

Week 2, 4/10   Dave Kennedymultimedia artist working in photography, collage, sculpture, and installation

Week 4, 4/24   Gretchen Bennett, visual artist working in drawing, writing, and photographic media

Week 6,  5/8  Jasper Bernesspecializes in 20th-century American literature, with an emphasis on postwar poetry and poetics, Marxism, and political economy

Week 8, 5/22   Lauren Levinpoet, mixed-genre writer, art critic, and author – and Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, visual and performance artist, and author

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Week 9: Women in Latin American Experimental Animation, Wednesday, 3/6, 7-9:20pm in Purce Hall 1

 Women in Latin American Experimental Animation

Experimental animation reinterprets, reorganizes and challenges the material, technical, narrative and affective conventions of animation established by mainstream studios. While the participation of women in this field has become more and more visible, their work has not been sufficiently exhibited or discussed, nor have their varied and singular perspectives. To recognize the important contributions that women have made to the field of Experimental Animation in Latin America as directors, animators, artists, art directors, and sound engineers, Moebius Animación has curated Women in Latin American Experimental Animation, an exhibition of short films by Latin American women and women of Latin American descent. Join us for this screening of films, presented by co-curator Lina X. Aguirre.

The program features women animators from Latin America exploring multiple techniques like drawing, stop-motion, time-lapse, found footage and paint on glass to produce an exceptional program of experimental animation.

LIna X. Aguirre is a member of Moebius animación, a curatorial and critical project dedicated to Latin American experimental animation. Moebius has curated a selection of 16 short films from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, produced between 2007 and 2014 by independent filmmakers and artists. This compilation is the result of their effort to map out the artistic field of experimental animation and its intense dynamic during the last decade. They have defined trends in the technical, narrative, material, and sensorial/affective dimensions of the works. Screening (85 min.)

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Week 8: Unsoeld Lecture, Rosa Clemente, Wednesday 2/27, 11:30-1pm in Lecture Hall 1

Rosa Clemente is an Afro-Puerto Rican journalist and scholar-activist researching national liberation struggles inside the United States, Afro-Latinx identity+politics, sexism within Hip-Hop culture, media justice, Hip-Hop activism, and African American and Latinx unity. More information about her can be found here: http://rosaclemente.net/biography-of-rosa-clemente/

Rosa’s schedule while she is on campus:

Wednesday, 2/27, 11:30-1pm Lecture Hall 1

Thursday, 2/28, 3-5pm Longhouse

Many thanks to the sponsors and programs contributing to Rosa’s days with us!

Sponsors include: Media Island International, the Women of Color in Leadership Movement, the Willi Unsoeld Seminar Series, the CCBLA, the Art Lecture Series, and the the Dean’s Match.

Programs include: “Who Gets What?: Political Economy of Income, Wealth, and Economic Justice,”  – “Political Economy and Environmental and Social Movements: Race, Class, and Gender,” – “Mediaworks,” –  “The Spanish-Speaking World,” – “Teaching ELLs: Culture, Theory, and Methods,” and “Unruly Bodies: Health, Media, Biology, and Power.”

 

 

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Week 6 – Andrew Cutrofello, Wednesday, 2/13, 11:30-1pm in the Recital Hall of the COM Building – to be rescheduled, canceled due to snow

Andrew Cutrofello is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. He is the author of several books, including All for Nothing: Hamlet’s Negativity (MIT, 2014) and Continental Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge, 2005). His interests include the nature of antinomies — apparent contradictions — and how these play out both in professional philosophy and in everyday life. He is also deeply interested in what T. S. Eliot called the varieties of metaphysical poetry.

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The Evergreen Art Lecture Series presents a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary art issues by artists, writers, activists and scholars who bring a diversity of practices from a variety of fields and areas of inquiry and creative production to our campus. The series provides a lively forum for the exchange of ideas between speakers, students, faculty and the public.

 

WHERE: Recital Hall, Communications Building, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

WHEN: (usually) Every other Wednesday, 11:30-1:00 pm, during the academic quarter.  [see schedule below for details]

• All lectures are free and open to the public • 

WINTER QUARTER 2019: Check the VIDEO GALLERY for recordings of lectures

Week 2, January 16:  Markel Uriu, visual artist

Week 4, January 30: Vivian Hua, Executive Director, Northwest Film Forum,  filmmaker, writer. Also see vivianhua.com

Week 6, February 13: Andrew Cutrofello Scholar in Continental philosophy

Week 8, February 27: Unsoeld Lecture – Rosa Clemente , Afro-Puerto Rican journalist and scholar-activist [LOCATION CHANGE: Purce Hall, Lecture Hall 1]

Week 9,  March 6:  7:00pm EVENING EVENT Moebius Animacion’s 2019 screening of Women in Latin American Experimental Animation, with Lina Aguirre. [LOCATION CHANGE: Purce Hall, Lecture Hall 1]

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Week 4 – Vivian Hua, Wednesday, 1/30, 11:30-1pm in the Recital Hall of the COM Building

Vivian Hua (華婷婷) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer who regularly traverses up and down the west coast. As the Executive Director at Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, a Co-Founder of the civil rights film series, The Seventh Art Stand, and the Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her interest in the metaphysical with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society.

Her narrative short film, Searching Skies–which touches on the controversial topic of Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States–was released in 2017, after making festival rounds. She is currently writing her next film projects, as well as researching national efforts to preserve cultural space.

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