Honor Ford-Smith

Still from Song for the Beloved. Photo by Alexei Taylor.
Honor Ford-Smith
Performance and Workshop
Song for the Beloved, September 21, 6 – 7:30 pm in Festival Room, Memorial Union
Sensing the Caribbean: Art, Culture, History, and the Sensory Turn – An International Workshop: Friday, September 22, 9 am – 5 pm, Memorial Library, Special Collections, Room 976

Honor Ford-Smith is an artist-scholar whose work intersects performance, installation art, historical memory, death and mourning, as well as racial, ethnic and Caribbean studies. Song for the Beloved is a performance and installation piece she recently brought to Liberty Hall in Kingston, Jamaica, to mourn the death of civilians in the hands of the state or paramilitary groups. Performance coordination: Paola Hernández (Spanish & Portuguese).

Sensing the Caribbean: Art, Culture, History, and the Sensory Turn – An International Workshop will take place on Friday, September 22, 9 am – 5 pm in Memorial Library, Special Collections, Room 976. Organized by Pablo F. Gómez (Medical History and Bioethics, History) and Víctor Goldgel-Carballo (Spanish & Portuguese), this workshop will feature:

Alejandra Bronfman (University of British Columbia)

Honor Ford-Smith (York University)

Paul C. Johnson (University of Michigan)

Roshini Kempadoo (University of Westminster, London)

Jeannine Murray-Román (Florida State University)

Juan Carlos Quintero Herencia (University of Maryland)