Events

2020-2021 Theme: “Vulnerable Bodies: In the Wake of the Human”

This year-long theme confronts the complex relationships between the able-ist norms of visual cultures and abject, queer, disabled, erased, as well as traumatized bodies. Coinciding with the 30-year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we envision an interdisciplinary platform that can inform and dialogue with a variety of approaches from feminist, queer, crip, critical race, and disability theories, to performance, trauma, and memory studies that question how bodies are visualized, surveilled, imagined, exploited, or negated. Bodies bring forth the possibility of connecting worlds and networks often held apart and of understanding how neoliberal (racial and carceral) capitalism does not just regulate both ability and disability but also produces precarious and vulnerable bodies. With these terms, our lineup focuses on a wide variety of approaches to how art, objects, and bodies are both regulated by and resist against dominant systems of power.

Please join us for our exciting program of lectures, artist talks, and workshops!

NEW! THE CVC NOW HAS A VIDEO ARCHIVE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

Please contact us if you would like to view a particular lecture from Fall 2018 – Present.

Allyson Nadia Field

Zoe Leonard, The Fae Richards Photo Archive, 1993-1996.

Public Lecture:

“The Speculative Archive:
Early African American Cinema and Film Historiography”

Thursday, September 24, 2020
4:00 PM Zoom Webinar

Link:

https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/91367578940

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Something Good-Negro Kiss
(Dir. William Selig, 1898)

Workshop with Allyson Nadia Field

Something Good-Negro Kiss: Rediscovering Early Film, Reassessing Racialized Performance”

Friday, September 25, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Zoom Meeting

*To attend the workshop and receive a link to the zoom meeting, please RSVP to cvc@mailplus.wisc.edu

Ramón Rivera-Servera

Public Lecture:

“Moving Trans Politics:
The Shapes of Activism in the Performances of Pó Rodil”

Date & Time TBD
Zoom Webinar

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Workshop with Ramón Rivera-Servera

“Choreographing Revolutions: On the Kinesthetic Dimensions of the Political”

Date & Time TBD
Zoom Meeting

*To attend the workshop, please RSVP to cvc@mailplus.wisc.edu

Carolina Pizarro Cortés

 

Photograph by Javiera Santos

Public Lecture:

“The Transitivity of the Image: Performance, Photography and Graphics of the University Feminist Movement”

Friday, November 6, 2020
4:00 PM Zoom Webinar

Link forthcoming

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Workshop with Carolina Pizarro Cortés

“Social Movements in Images: Protest and Visuality in Latin America”

Friday, November 6, 2020
12:00 PM Zoom Meeting

*To attend the workshop, please RSVP to cvc@mailplus.wisc.edu