Events

2022-2023 Theme:

“Aesthetics for Times of Crisis: Horror, Humor, Hunger”

This year-long lecture series looks at the intersections among historical, political, and affective visualities, including still and moving image art, theater and performance, and theoretical approaches that call attention to an array of iconographies and performative practices. We are especially interested in visual responses to crisis that engage modes of horror, humor, and hunger that may explore how vulnerability, precarity, and sociality relate to the affective modes of crisis. In framing this year’s theme in terms of the potentials of aesthetics for times of crisis, we have invited talks and other events that focus on a wide range of approaches to how art’s visceral modes— including weird, shocking, or weak/minor modes of affect, aesthetics, and practice—can help us rethink crisis.

Please join us!

The CVC has a video archive available upon request.

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

Romina Paula

Photograph by Sebastián Arpesella of the play “Fauna,” which was written and directed by Romina Paula.

Lecture:
“Seeing, Hearing, Speaking: Rendering Life through Images and Words”

Thursday, September 29, 2022
5:00 PM CDT (in-person and online)
Elvehjem L150

Zoom: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/98319160748

 

Workshop:
“Language’s Migration”
Friday, September 30, 2022
12:00 PM CDT (in-person and online)
UClub Room 212
432 East Campus Mall

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

All are welcome!

Samhita Sunya

Production still from 1972 India-Iran coproduction Subah-O-Sham / Homa-ye Sa’adat featuring Hindi film star Waheeda Rehman and Persian film star Fardeen.

Lecture:
“‘Why is the world organized this way?’:
Cinema, Cinephilia, and the Global 1960s via Bombay”
Monday, October 24, 2022
5:00 PM CDT (in-person and online)
Memorial Library Room 126

Zoom: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/91592710745

Workshop:
“Visual Cultures in Transregional Contexts”
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
12:00 PM CDT (in-person and online)
UClub Room 212
432 East Campus Mall

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

All are welcome!

Sara Blaylock

Round table:

Early Career Publishing in Visual Culture

 Thursday, December 8, 2022
4:30 PM CT (in-person and online)
Elvehjem L166
and via Zoom.
Please RSVP to cvc@mailplus.wisc.edu for in-person attendance.

 

Melissa DuPrey & Miranda González

Screening and Discussion:
Brujaja

Thursday, October 13, 2022
5:00 PM CDT (in-person and online)
Elvehjem L150

Zoom: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97635847073

Workshop:
“The art of risking self when writing / directing / performing ethnoautographically”
Friday, October 14, 2022
12:00 PM CDT (in-person and online)
UClub Room 212
432 East Campus Mall

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

All are welcome!

Kareem Khubchandani

Lecture:
“Aunty Aesthetics, or More Ways to be an Aunty”
Thursday, November 17, 2022
5:00 PM CDT (in-person and online)
Elvehjem L150

Zoom: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/94192623804

Workshop:
“Divas, Drag Queens, Aunties, and Other Academic Personas”
Friday, November 18, 2022
12:00 PM CDT (in-person and online)
UClub Room 212
432 East Campus Mall

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

All are welcome!

Joy Episalla

Lecture:
Joy Episalla: Crack Fold Burn Bright

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
6:30 PM CST (in-person and online)
Elvehjem L140
and via Zoom.

Screening:
Being and Belonging

Thursday, December 1st, 2022 5:00 PM CST
Chazen Auditorium with reception to follow in Paige Court