Afrofuturism and Environmental Justice: Film Screening and Panel Discussion
*The screening will take place in the Ferst Center for the Arts.
The research of liquid blackness receives a footnote credit in Marc Francis’ essay, “Splitting the difference: on the queer-feminist divide in Scarlett Johansson’s recent body politics,” his contribution to the dossier on Jonathan Glazer’s 2013 film, Under the Skin newly published in Jump Cut.
Saturday, Sept. 3, at 3 p.m.
“‘A Race of Artists’: Examining Art and Social Activism,” an ArtDBF panel with Theaster Gates and other multi-disciplinary artists, moderated by Christeene Alcosiba, Rose Library manager of operations and public programming, co-sponsored by ArtsATL.
First Baptist Decatur Sanctuary Stage
Decatur Book Festival in downtown Decatur
Friday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m.
“Are Artists Activists?”
Theaster Gates conversation with Rose Library director Rosemary Magee
Teaching and Learning Studio, Rose Library
Emory’s Woodruff Library, Level 10
Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.
“Theaster Gates: Social Practice and Social Justice”
Theaster Gates closing presentation
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
1700 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta 30322
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“The Cohen Film Collection, which maintains a library of classic films, announced on Wednesday that it has completed a digital restoration of “Daughters of the Dust” and plans to release that version theatrically this fall as part of the reopening of the New York art house venue the Quad Cinema. A national rollout and a new Blu-ray version of the film will follow.”
“Co-convened by Carter and Cervenak, The Black Outdoors: Humanities Futures after Property and Possession seeks to interrogate the relation between race, sexuality, and juridical and theological ideas of self-possession, often evidenced by the couplet of land-ownership and self-regulation, a couplet predicated on settler colonialism and historically racist, sexist, homophobic and classist ideas of bodies fit for (self-)governance. The title of the working group and speaker series points up the ways blackness figures as always outside the state, unsettled, unhomed, and unmoored from sovereignty in its doubled-form of aggressively white discourses on legitimate citizenship on one hand and the public/private divide itself on the other. The project will address questions of the “black outdoors” in relationship to literary, legal, theological, philosophical, and artistic works, especially poetry and visual arts.”