Events

2023-2024 Theme:

“Labor and Resistance”

Over the course of the academic year, we will consider both the visual culture of labor and the labor of visual culture. We define labor broadly to include recognized and unrecognized participation in the work force alongside informal economies, as well as creative and affective labor. As part of this theme, we also propose to think about precarity and the refusal of labor in the form of strikes, anti-work movements and other forms of resistance to the logic of capital.  

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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.

 

Kay Dickinson

 

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LECTURE

Stand-Ins and Extras: Challenging Precarious Migrant Film Labour

Thursday, April 11, 2024
4 PM CDT
Memorial Library Room 126

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Passcode: 418385

WORKSHOP*

Supply Chain Education: Resisting the Precarities of Academic Labour

Friday, April 12, 2024
12 PM CDT
University Club Room 212

*Please contact cvc@mailplus.wisc.edu for required readings and reading notes.

Jorella Andrews

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LECTURE

Working with resistance towards a non-dual ‘poetry’ – and politics – ‘of truth’

Thursday, February 8, 2024
3:30 PM CST
Memorial Library Room 126

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Passcode: 246738

WORKSHOPS

“Extravagance, Liveliness, Livelihood: Intertwining Body, Materials, and Action: A Conversation with Leah Durner”

Friday, February 9, 2024
12 PM CST
University Club Room 212

“Working with resistance – What can textiles teach us?”*

Monday, February 12, 2024
12:30 PM CST
Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

*The 2/12 workshop requires registration. Please register here.

Jamie Jones

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LECTURE

“Extractive Nostalgia: Obsolescence and Skeuomorphism in Rockwell Kent’s Moby-Dick”

Thursday, February 29, 2024
4 PM CDT
Elvehjem L150

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Passcode: 777307

WORKSHOP*

“How to See Energy: Visualizing Extraction, Labor, and Resistance”

Friday, March 1, 2024
12 PM CDT
University Club Room 212

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Passcode: 788123

*The workshop requires registration. Please contact: cvc@mailplus.wisc.edu

CVC Research Forum

 

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Friday, March 15, 2024
9 AM – 4 PM  CDT
University Club Room 212
Free Lunch

With presentations by faculty

Annie Menzel (Gender and Women’s Studies)
Darcy Padilla (Art)
Mercedes Alcalá Galán (Spanish & Portuguese)
Timothy Portlock (Nelson Institute)

and graduate students

Anamika Singh (Art)
Gloria Morales Osorio (Spanish & Portuguese)
Kean O’Brien (Gender and Women’s Studies)
Kuhelika Ghosh (English)
Meg Wilson (Art History)

and conversations moderated by

Michael Peterson (Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies)
Christine Garlough (Gender and Women’s Studies)

Leah Durner 

Leah Durner standing by her painting

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LECTURE

“Extravagant Painting and Radical Generosity”

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024
2:30 PM
Elvehjem L150

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Passcode: 456662

WORKSHOP

“Extravagance, Liveliness, Livelihood: Intertwining Body, Materials, and Action: A Conversation with Jorella Andrews”

Friday, February 9, 2024
12 PM CST
University Club Room 212

Sangita Gopal 

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LECTURE

“The Labor of Reflection: Feminist Mediawork in India”*

Thursday, February 15, 20244 PM CDTVilas Hall 4070

*Due to the technical limitation of the location, we are not able to provide the zoom option for the lecture.

WORKSHOP

“Inter-Imperiality”*

Friday, February 16, 2024
12 PM CDT
University Club Room 212

*The workshop requires registration. Please contact email: cvc@mailplus.wisc.edu to request the readings before the workshop.

Sponsors:Our work is made possible by support from the University Lectures, the Anonymous Fund, the College of Letters and Sciences, and the Department of Art History. Series co-sponsors include the Departments of Afro-American Studies, Art, Chicano & Latino Studies, Civil Society & Community Studies, Communication Arts, Curriculum & Instruction, Design Studies, English, Gender & Women’s Studies, Sociology, Spanish & Portuguese, and Theatre & Drama as well as Center for Film and Theater Research, Center for Research on Gender and Women, Center for South Asia, Center for the Humanities, Chazen Museum of Art, Design and Material Culture, Division of the Arts, Food Studies Network, Institute for Regional and International Studies, Institute for Research in the Humanities, Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies Program, Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Program, and Master of Science in Design + Innovation Program.

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