Events

2019-2020 Theme: “Migrancy & Displacement”

This year-long theme brings together a complex set of topics that range from the political and social to the literary and artistic, asking who has access to movement, which objects and ideas travel, and how networks of displacement can simultaneously grant and deny access. Both migrancy and displacement are indelibly inscribed within both material and immaterial borders, contributing to what Edward Said has termed “a discontinuous state of being.” With these terms, the lectures, workshops, and exhibition that we have planned, will focus on a wide variety of approaches to how art, objects, people and ideas travel and connect, and/or impede and obstruct networks.

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.

Coco Fusco

Video still from La confesión, 2015.

Public Lecture:

“Haunted by History:
Cuban Poets and Cuban Politics”

Friday, March 6, 2020
5:00 PM
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building L140

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Workshop with Coco Fusco

Friday, March 6, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
University Club Room 212
Institute for Research in the Humanities Seminar Room

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

Tina Campt

Public Lecture:

“The Slow Lives of Still-Moving-Images”

Friday, April 17, 2020
4:00 PM
Pyle Center, Alumni Lounge (1st floor)

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Workshop with Tina Campt

Friday, April 17, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
University Club Room 212
Institute for Research in the Humanities Seminar Room

*To attend the workshop, 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”

Thursday, March 26, 2020
5:00 PM
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building L150

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Workshop with Ramón Rivera-Servera

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

Friday, March 27, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
University Club Room 212
Institute for Research in the Humanities Seminar Room

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

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, April 23, 2020
4:00 PM
Vilas Hall 4070

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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”

Thursday, April 23, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
University Club Room 212
Institute for Research in the Humanities Seminar Room

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