(co-sponsored by the Global Commons Foundation)
Wed. Oct. 14, 7:30pm, Free
Michelle Dizon, Filipino-American artist from LA, screens her installation video comparing the 2005 riots in France and the 1992 riots in LA, illuminating political issues of marginal citizenships, migration and exile, media and the erasure of memories of historical violence. The discussion will be centered around a criticism of the current predominance of video realism—activism as a limited politics and poetics, mimicking mainstream media. By bringing examples of experimental forms of political installations we look for possibilities of reconfiguring political subjects and actions. Discussants: Dalida Maria Benfield, filmmaker, art educator and scholar, Laura Fantone, visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley, Beatrice Bain Research Group. Katherine Wallerstein will moderate the discussion.
Image: Michelle Dizon’s “Civil Society”. Her video work will be shown on Oct. 14 at CounterPULSE.