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2013-2014

OPENSIGNAL Presents Spring 2014 Experimental Electronic Music Series Two-Day Festival | May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014  + -

OPENSIGNAL Presents Spring 2014 Experimental Electronic Music Series

 

PROVIDENCE RI [Brown University] — opensignal, an artist collective formed through the Brown University Music Department’s MEME [Multimedia + Electronic Music Experiments] program is organizing an exciting colloquium and concert series surrounding issues of gender and race in electronic music.

The culminating event will be a two-day festival on Friday and Saturday, May 16th and 17th at the Granoff Center. Friday will feature headliner Blectum from Blechdom (duo of Kristin Erickson and Bevin Kelley) as well as numerous local acts. On Saturday, there will be talks, roundtable discussions, art installations, and daytime concerts featuring Brown students, alums and local artists. Saturday evening’s concert will feature headliner Maria Chavez. There will be records and other merchandise for sale throughout the festival, including opensignal’s first compilation.

 About opensignal

opensignal is a collective of artists based in Providence RI concerned with the state of gender and race in experimental electronic music and art practices. opensignal operates with generous funding and support from the Brown University Department of Music and MEME program, the Brown University Creative Arts Council Arts Initiative Grant, the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning’s new Mentorship Initiative, and the Pembroke Center’s Steinhaus/Zisson Research Grant.

 About MEME

MEME (Multimedia & Electronic Music Experiments) is an interdisciplinary program within the Brown University Music Department that focuses on the creative use of emerging technology for real-time interactive performance and installation. MEME@brown is known for art and research that traverse the boundaries between computer music, installation, video, theater and dance. As part of the larger Brown and RISD digital media community, MEME@brown provides expertise and promotes research in real-time electronic music, instrument design, interactive video, motion tracking and other hardware/software. MEME@brown resources include its faculty and staff, undergraduate and graduate course offerings, and fully-equipped state-of-the-art studios, labs and performance venues. MEME@brown promotes collaborative research and creative projects among composers, computer scientists, writers, visual artists, choreographers and others. Local, national and international artists are featured regularly at MEME concerts, symposia, and workshops.

 

For updated information, you can visit www.cargocollective.com/opensignal or email openopensignal@gmail.com

 

The Unraveling Ball Book | May 8, 2014  + -

Kelly Puig will present her thesis projct The Unraveling Ball Book at the McCormack Family Theater on May 8th at 7pm.  

 

Kelly's project, an unraveling story that consists of 50 yards of continuous cotton ribbo that has been wound into a ball, follows the narrative of the preoccupations of a modern-day Ariadne.  In Greek mythology, Ariadne was the daughter of Minos, King of Crete, best known as Mistress of the Labrynth who, with her ball of living thread, saved Theseus from the dreaded Minotaur.  At once an unfurling of the cosmos and one woman's consciousness, the text of the project is likewise an ode to the imagination's ever-unfolding terrain as well as an enactment of the writing process itself.

Funded in part by the Creative Arts Council

May 8th, 7pm, McCormack Family Theater

COLLABORATION – REVISITING THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY | April 21, 2014 - April 25, 2014  + -

COLLABORATION – REVISITING THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY  

A Photo-Lab at Brown University 

Lower Lobby, Granoff Center (154 Angell St) 

On view 8:30 AM - 10:00 PM, April 21-25, 2014

**Open Forum with Curators: 3:00 - 6:00 PM, Friday, April 25, 2014** 

Studio 1, Granoff Center

Reception to follow

Curated by Ariella Azoulay, Wendy Ewald, and Susan Meiselas 

In collaboration with Nathan Lee, Drew Ludwig, Nupur Mathur, Rijuta Mehta, Francisco Monar, Tyler Theus, graduate students at Modern Culture and Media, (Brown University) and RISD Photo (Rhode Island School of Design).

This photo laboratory seeks to reconstruct the material, practical and political conditions of collaboration through photography and of photography through collaboration. 

The first installation of this photo-lab was held at the Aperture Gallery in New York in December 2013. Re-engaging with the history of photography through this second installation at the Granoff Center, we seek ways to foreground – and create – the tension between the collaborative process and the photographic product by reconstructing the participation of others, usually the more “silent” participants. We try to do this through the presentation of a large repertoire of types of collaborations, those which take place at the moment when a photograph is taken, or others that are understood as collaboration only later, when a photograph is reproduced and disseminated, juxtaposed to another, read by others, investigated, explored, preserved, and accumulated in an archive to create a new database.

Everett's FREEDOM PROJECT | April 19, 2014  + -

Everett's FREEDOM PROJECT

April 19th, Studio 1 at 4pm

PearlDamour (Feb. 21 and April 15) and Everett (Feb. 22 and April 19)

Two companies in residence at Brown are embarking on projects tackling specific contemporary social issues. Both companies are constructing the pieces with students, community members, artists and scholars from multiple disciplines and perspectives, with the result being a process and performance in which there are new discoveries, but importantly, the artists develop new ways of communicating the discoveries to a broad audience. For PearlDamour's MILTON, their essential question is: in today’s changing world, is it possible to locate a definition for what it means to be an American? In what ways do people feel a personal connection to a shared American community? For Everett's FREEDOM PROJECT, they will look at racial and socio-economic disparities that influence the criminal justice system in Rhode Island. Both artistic companies are using a “Research to Performance” method in the creation of the pieces.Their aim is also pedagogical: making the evolution and process live and visible is intrinsic to the dialogue around the performances. For information on showings and exhibits go to: www.brown.edu/go/tapsdesigns2014

Anthology 4 | April 16, 2014  + -

AN ECLECTIC EVENING OF READINGS, PERFORMANCES AND VISUAL WORKS FEATURING THE GRADUATE STUDENTS OF BROWN UNIVERSITY & THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Desiree Bailey
Francesca Capone 
Andy Giannakakis
Ian Hatcher
Jazzmen Johnson
Ari Kalinowski
Maya Krinsky 
Lucia Monge 
Roque Montez
Kelly Puig
Asha Tamirisa

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
at 7 P.M.
The Granoff Center 
Studio 1
154 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906
RSVP on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/671486632916182/

Hosted by The Creative Arts Council and The Department of Literary Arts

Margaret Wertheim - Reefs, Rubbish and Reason: Bringing art and science together in the age of global warming | April 14, 2014  + -

Reefs, Rubbish and Reason: Bringing art and science together in the age of global warming 

Martinos Auditorium, 4/14 at 5pm

 

Margaret Wertheim, Science Writer, Sculptor (April 14-18)

Margaret Wertheim's Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef is an art work and scientific research process that is continually in creation with thousands of women who fabricate parts of an ever-evolving yarn and plastic coral reef. At Brown, Wertheim will show how the exhibition and creation of the coral reef functions as research, a scholarly panel or conference. Though these clearly function in different ways, Wertheim's work and her discoveries have revealed a gravity, complexity, and specificity of concepts around hyperbolic space for the benefit of scientists, environmentalists, crocheters, and the public. Wertheim will present a talk Reefs, Rubbish and Reason: Bringing art and science together in the age of global warming at Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center on April 14 at 5pm. She will also lead a series of workshops on her Coral Reef project and on her current interest in the pedagogical impacts of STEM to STEAM initiatives in k-12 education. For more information, and to register for workshops please go to: www.brown.edu/go/tapsdesigns2014

Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef co-creator Margaret Wertheim, in residence at Brown April 14-18 | April 14, 2014 - April 18, 2014  + -

Brown’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies announces a weeklong residency with Margaret Wertheim, science writer and co-founder of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project from April 14-18, 2014. Her residency opens with a public talk, Reefs, Rubbish and Reason: bringing art and science together in the age of global warming on Monday, April 14 at 5pm in Granoff Creative Arts Center, 154 Angell Street, Providence. The talk is free and open to the public.


In her opening talk, artist, writer and curator Margaret Wertheim will discuss the Crochet Coral Reef project and its unlikely conjunction of art, science, environmentalism and geometry. Tracing a line from sea slugs to general relativity and ocean acidification, Wertheim will raise the possibility that this nexus of art and science may encourage a shift in consciousness about humanity's role in the ecological future of our planet.

 

At a time when climate-change denial is at a peak, humanity urgently needs positive messages for social change. In 2006, as an aesthetic response to global warming, twin sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim sat down to crochet a coral reef in their Los Angeles living room. Today their Crochet Coral Reef project is perhaps the largest art + science endeavor on the planet, with more than 7000 active participants worldwide and more than 3 million exhibition visitors.

 

Margaret Wertheim continues her residency in Providence with a series of workshops, conversations and talks with the Brown, RISD and local community, to discuss how she has pioneered creative new methods for engaging the public about scientific and environmental issues by putting people and communities at the core.

 

Her residency is part of TAPS' Performance as Research: a semester exploring intersecting artistic, scientific, and humanistic discovery in the academy, funded by the Humanities Initiative, the Creative Arts Council, the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Office of the President, Pembroke, History, Science and Technology Studies, the Environmental Change Initiative and Applied Math and Mathematics.

 

For more information, and to register for workshops and discussions, please go to:

www.brown.edu/go/wertheimschedule


Janie Geiser Residency and Work in Progress Performance | April 12, 2014  + -

Janie Geiser Residency and Performance

Saturday, April 12th @ 7:30pm

Studio 1

A week-long residency with JANIE GEISER, an internationally recognized visual/theater artist and experimental filmmaker, whose work is known for its strength of design and its investigation of the emotional power of inanimate objects, will culminate in a work-in-progress showing of 'Fugitive Time'.  "Fugitive Time" will be a multidisciplinary performance that integrates performed objects and puppetry with live-feed video manipulations of found, constructed, and collaged elements to form an integrated live “film-performance”. Using bunraku–inspired puppets, cutouts, shadow puppets, and video, "Fugitive Time" will explore the tension between the miniature and the magnified, the landscape and the body. Drawing from stories of Los Angeles city planning, Tb patient narratives, and medical illustrations, "Fugitive Time" centers on landscape and the body; both become the location of narrative, memory, erasure, history, and loss.

OPENSIGNAL Presents Spring 2014 Experimental Electronic Music Series - Tara Rodgers | April 11, 2014  + -

PROVIDENCE RI [Brown University] — opensignal, an artist collective formed through the Brown University Music Department’s MEME [Multimedia + Electronic Music Experiments] program is organizing an exciting colloquium and concert series surrounding issues of gender and race in electronic music. 

The third event on Friday April 11th will feature artist and scholar Tara Rodgers, author of the acclaimed electronic music text Pink Noises. At 4pm she will present a talk titled “Archiving Electronic Music Cultures: Process, Pedagogies, and Politics” followed by a concert at 8pm in Martinos Auditorium.

About opensignal

opensignal is a collective of artists based in Providence RI concerned with the state of gender and race in experimental electronic music and art practices. opensignal operates with generous funding and support from the Brown University Department of Music and MEME program, the Brown University Creative Arts Council Arts Initiative Grant, the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning’s new Mentorship Initiative, and the Pembroke Center’s Steinhaus/Zisson Research Grant.

About MEME

MEME (Multimedia & Electronic Music Experiments) is an interdisciplinary program within the Brown University Music Department that focuses on the creative use of emerging technology for real-time interactive performance and installation. MEME@brown is known for art and research that traverse the boundaries between computer music, installation, video, theater and dance. As part of the larger Brown and RISD digital media community, MEME@brown provides expertise and promotes research in real-time electronic music, instrument design, interactive video, motion tracking and other hardware/software. MEME@brown resources include its faculty and staff, undergraduate and graduate course offerings, and fully-equipped state-of-the-art studios, labs and performance venues. MEME@brown promotes collaborative research and creative projects among composers, computer scientists, writers, visual artists, choreographers and others. Local, national and international artists are featured regularly at MEME concerts, symposia, and workshops.

 

For updated information, you can visit www.cargocollective.com/opensignal or email openopensignal@gmail.com

 

 

Piano Master Class by Robert Levin | April 10, 2014  + -

Piano Master Class by Robert Levin

Thursday, April 10th @ 4pm

Martinos Auditorium

Pianist Robert Levin will lead a master class featuring Brown students in the Applied Music Program and students in the RI Philharmonic Music School. Mr. Levin will also be performing with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra at VETS this weekend.

 Bio:  Pianist ROBERT LEVIN is one of America's leading keyboard players. He is equally at home at the harpsichord, the fortepiano and the piano and as a recitalist, concerto performer and accompanist. He is recognized as an authoritative scholar of the Classical and Baroque periods.

 He was born in 1947 in Brooklyn, New York. He studied piano with Louis Martin in New York City and composition with Stefan Wolpe as well as with the legendary teacher Nadia Boulanger at the American Conservatory in France while still a teenager. He had additional composition studies with Leon Kirchner and master classes in piano with Clifford Curzon and Robert Casadesus.

 He attended Harvard University and after graduation he joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute as head of the theory department. He later became the Resident Director of the American Conservatory (1979 – 1983). In 1986 he was professor of piano at the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Freiburg, Breisgau, Germany and in 1993 became a professor at Harvard University. He now occupies the chair of Dwight P. Robinson, Jr. Professor of the Humanities.

 Mr. Levin is best known as a Mozart pianist and scholar and has written cadenzas for many of the Mozart recordings and has published embellishments of Mozart solo parts as well as several reconstructions or completions of Mozart works. His completion of Mozart's Requiem won wide critical acclaim after its premiere at the European Music Festival in Stuttgart in August 1991. He has published numerous scholarly studies on musical issues including a world-renowned publication of completions of fragmentary Mozart works. He has recorded on several labels, notably on Sony Classics' Vivarte series.

Grant Show Opening | April 10, 2014  + -

Grant Show Opening

Thursday, April 10th @ 6pm

Lower Lobby

Every semester, the Student Grant Program supports undergraduate or graduate student projects involved in the study, critique, or production of the creative arts. Through its grant programs, the Creative Arts Council funds student projects, which otherwise might not be realized. Organized by the Student Creative Arts Council, The Grant Show showcases student projects that were funded by the Grant. 

Ranging from experimental digital collage to traditional oil paintings, the works selectedhighlight the wide range of interests and disciplines being explored by students of Brown University. The Grant Show serves as a celebration of the vital role that creative arts play on campus.

The Essay in Public Conference | April 8, 2014  + -

The Essay in Public Conference

Tuesday, April 8th @ 9am

Studio 2  

Join us for a free, one-day conference for publishers, journalists, academics and tech executives to strategize on how to bring long-form and dense content to general audiences.

Organized by Patricia Ybarra (Brown University), Martha Elena Rojas (University of Rhode Island), and Wendy S. Walters (Eugene Lang College, The New School University), who will moderate conversations about the following topics: technology and the long-form essay; writing for the hybrid audience; the role of transmedia in disseminating research and long-form journalism; and new forms of public intellectual work in a neoliberal age. Following each panel’s curated discussion each forum will be open to input from the public.

To register and for more information visit: essayinpublic.com

Sponsored by:  CAC, TAPS, Dean's Office, College of Arts & Science, University of Rhode Island Provost's Office, University of Rhode Island Center for Humanities, University of Rhode Island English Department, University of Rhode Island The Edmund S. and Nathalie Rumowicz Seminar & Lecture Series in Literature & the Sea, University of Rhode Island, The Office of the Dean, Eugene Lang College, The New School University, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.

Public Lecture with Fahrenheit 212 | April 7, 2014  + -

Public Lecture with Fahrenheit 212

Monday, April 7th @ 6pm

Martinos Auditorium 

 

The last Creative Mind Lecture of the semester will feature Fahrenheit 212, an innovation consulting firm based in New York and London. The firm helps grow client business by identifying, developing, designing and implementing profitable new products and services. Fahrenheit 212 is comprised of a multidisciplinary team, allowing the firm to be an innovation incubator. Their unique approach, referred to as “Money & Magic”, combines the analytical rigor of a specialized strategy consultancy with the creative invention of a consumer-centric design firm to address the toughest growth challenges for the world’s most successful companies. The Creative Mind Lecture Series is excited to have two F212 members present about the process of the firm and introduce case studies about successful innovative projects.

 

Nithya George joined F212 in 2007 with a desire to shift her financial background into a more strategic light. She worked at UBS in the Consumer Products and Retail Investment Banking Group prior to joining the F212 team. She has a talent for connecting consumer and commercial insights and translating these insights into strategies that drive growth for her clients. Nithya holds a BS in Chemistry and Business from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from The Wharton School.

 

Sandra Steving Villegas started her career as an architect and then transitioned into a design strategist role at Raison Pure. At F212, she has supported transformational innovation projects for a variety of companies including Citibank, American Express, GE Capital, and Nestle. She holds an MBA from Oxford and a degree in Design and Architecture from the Instituto Europeo in Madrid. 

Excavations Opening | April 4, 2014  + -

Excavations Exhibition Opening

Friday, April 4th @ 5pm

Cohen Gallery 

 

Opening Reception: Friday, April 4, 5-7pm.

 

Lauren Gidwitz ’06, Laini Nemett ’06 and Ellen Uzane Schneiderman ’05 each build,

excavate, and de-construct their own painted work-sites in their shared studio space in

Long Island City that they built themselves. Through various painterly processes, they

create imagined landscapes - places that could not physically exist yet materialize in the

painting space.

 

Lauren Gidwitz’s interests lie in the crossing of paths, in separate and simultaneous

experiences, intertwining memory of physical and psychological spaces. Forms and

viewpoints overlap in layers of paint which are scraped, sanded, and slathered.

Juxtaposing textures of the painted realms keep us at bay as the familiar tows us in.

 

Laini Nemett responds to intimate histories--lived, remembered, or imagined. She mines

the embedded stories within remnants of once-inhabited buildings, and the possibilities of

what (and who) might enter the skeletons of new constructions. Based off her own

cardboard models, her paintings piece together fragments of place to investigate individual

ways we conceive and experience “home”.

 

Ellen Uzane Schneiderman’s works explore a kind of subverted archeological process

where she both creates the dig site and engages in the digging. These handmade paper

works are built by layering colored pulps on top of each other to create an archived

painting directly in the paper. After the paper dries,she denudes parts of the surface to

explore these under layers, revealing sensuous, rigid, and mysterious spaces.

 

For more information about each artist, please see below:

www.laurengidwitz.com

www.laininemett.com

www.ellenuschneiderman.com

 

Opening Reception: Friday, April 4, 5-7pm.

Brown Bag Concert | April 3, 2014  + -

All Brown community members are invited to assemble in Sayles Hall for a free concert series. Enjoy an hour of musical programming featuring Music Department students and maybe even some faculty members. You can stay for one or two pieces or stay for the entire hour. 

*Please note that no food or drink is allowed in Martinos Auditorium.*

To request special services, accommodations or assistance for this event, please contact Ashley Lundh [401.863.3234 - Ashley_Lundh@brown.edu] as far in advance of the event as possible.

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Martinos Auditorium

OPENSIGNAL Presents Spring 2014 Experimental Electronic Music Series - Laetitia Sonami | March 19, 2014 - March 20, 2014  + -

OPENSIGNAL Presents Spring 2014 Experimental Electronic Music Series

 

PROVIDENCE RI [Brown University] — opensignal, an artist collective formed through the Brown University Music Department’s MEME [Multimedia + Electronic Music Experiments] program is organizing an exciting colloquium and concert series surrounding issues of gender and race in electronic music.

 

The second event in the series will feature renowned experimental musician, Laetitia Sonami.  On Wednesday March 19th, Sonami will present a talk in the Granoff Center Martinos Auditorium, 154 Angell Street, at 5pm. On Thursday March 20th, she will present a concert at 8pm in Martinos showcasing two instruments, the Lady’s Glove and her new instrument, the Spring Spyre

 

About opensignal

opensignal is a collective of artists based in Providence RI concerned with the state of gender and race in experimental electronic music and art practices. opensignal operates with generous funding and support from the Brown University Department of Music and MEME program, the Brown University Creative Arts Council Arts Initiative Grant, the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning’s new Mentorship Initiative, and the Pembroke Center’s Steinhaus/Zisson Research Grant.

 

About MEME

MEME (Multimedia & Electronic Music Experiments) is an interdisciplinary program within the Brown University Music Department that focuses on the creative use of emerging technology for real-time interactive performance and installation. MEME@brown is known for art and research that traverse the boundaries between computer music, installation, video, theater and dance. As part of the larger Brown and RISD digital media community, MEME@brown provides expertise and promotes research in real-time electronic music, instrument design, interactive video, motion tracking and other hardware/software. MEME@brown resources include its faculty and staff, undergraduate and graduate course offerings, and fully-equipped state-of-the-art studios, labs and performance venues. MEME@brown promotes collaborative research and creative projects among composers, computer scientists, writers, visual artists, choreographers and others. Local, national and international artists are featured regularly at MEME concerts, symposia, and workshops.

 

For updated information, you can visit www.cargocollective.com/opensignal or email openopensignal@gmail.com

The Feminist & Women's Media Festival | March 14, 2014 - March 16, 2014  + -

The Feminist & Women's Media Festival is a 3-day series of events consisting of film, video, and TV screenings, a photography installation, media-maker Q&As, and academic symposia. All of this will take place in Providence, RI from March 14-16, 2014: at the Granoff Center at Brown University, and at the Cable Car Cinema in downtown Providence. Our invited guests, filmmakers, and panelists include Nandita Das, Lena Waithe, Cauleen Smith, Rhea Combs, Portia Cobb, Hong-An Truong, Mimi Thi Nguyen, and Nilita Vachani-- with a photography installation featuring works by Nikki Lee. 

In displaying such a broad range of works and modes from different regions and time periods, we hope to stimulate critical conversations within the Brown and Providence communities about the fraught and contradictory associations conjured by the overdetermined notions of feminist and women’s media. 

ALL SCREENINGS AND EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!

 

Schedule

Thursday, March 13th, 2014: Magic Lantern

Event at Cable Car Cinema

8:00 p.m.Body/Voice: Women’s Experimental Cinema
                Marasmus (Betzy Bromberg Laura Ewig, 1981, 24 min)
                Schmeerguntz (Gunvor Nelson, 1966, 14 min)
                She/Va (Marjorie Keller, 1973, 3 min)
                Roseblood (Sharon Couzin, 1974, 8 min)
                Iris (Maria Lassnig, 1971, 10 min)
                Not a Jealous Bone (Cecelia Condit, 1987, 11 min)
                SHARONY! (Jennet Thomas, 2000, 11 min)
                Aberrant Motion #1 (Cathy Sisler, 1993, 11 min)
                Headache (Aneta Grzeszykowska, 2008, 12 min)

Friday, March 14th, 2014: Industry

Events at Cable Car Cinema

12:00 p.m.: Screening of web series/shorts by Lena Waithe + Q&A with Lena Waithe moderated by Megan Fernandes

4:00 p.m.The Bigamist (Ida Lupino, 1953, 80min, 16mm)

8:00 p.m.The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (Marie Losier, 2011, 72min) 

10:00 p.m.Mommy is Coming (Cheryl Dunye, 2012, 64min)

11:15 p.m.Bound (Andy and Lana Wachowski, 1996, 108min)

Events at Granoff (in Martinos Auditorium)

2:00 p.m.: Ramchand Pakistani (Mehreen Jabbar, 2008, 103min)

3:45 p.m.The Darktown Revue (Oscar Micheaux and Alice B. Russell, 1931,                 18min, 35mm)

4:00 p.m.: Firaaq (Nandita Das, 2008, 101 min, 35mm)

6:00 p.m.: KEYNOTE: Nandita Das + Q&A

7:30 p.m.: Reception to follow keynote

Saturday, March 15th, 2014: Archives

Events at Cable Car Cinema

11:00 a.m: Silent Film Program, Part 1: Gospel and Ethnography
                  Hellbound Train (Eloyce and James Gist, 1930-1933, 50min)
                  Verdict Not Guilty (Eloyce and James Gist, 1929-1930, 7min)
                  Children’s Games, Logging, and Baptism (Zora Neale Hurson,                         1927-1929, approx 3 min)
                  Zora Neale Hurston’s Fieldwork Footage (1928, 7min)

12:15 p.m: Silent Film Program, Part 2: Comedy and Caricature 
                 Laughing Gas (Edwin S. Porter, 1907, 9min)
                 A Florida Enchantment (Sidney Drew, 1914, 63min)

2:30 p.m.: French feminist video program
                 Jean Genet parle d’Angela Davis (Carole Roussopoulos, 1970, 10                    mins, video)
                 Le F.H.A.R. (Carole Roussopoulos, video, 1971, 26 mins)
                 S.C.U.M. Manifesto (Carole Roussopoulos and Delphine Seyrig,                      1976, 26 mins, video)
                 Malédictines, Vidéa (1975, 16 mins, video)

6:30 p.m.: Short experimental films by Portia Cobb

8:00 p.m.Mi broni ba (Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2009, 22min)
                Kwaku Ananse (Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2013, 25min)
                Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful (Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2012, 5 mins)
                Pumzi (Wanuri Kahiu, 2009, 21min)

9.30 p.m.Cauleen Smithselected works
                The Way Out is the Way Two – Wifi (Cauleen Smith, 2012, 1.15min)
                The Changing Same (Cauleen Smith, 2001, 9.25min)
                The Green Dress (Cauleen Smith, 2005, 14.30min).

10:30 p.m.In My Genes (Lupita Nyong’o, 2009, 77min)

Events at Granoff (in Martinos Auditorium)

2:30 p.m.: Screening of Compensation (Zeinabu Irene Davis, 1999, 95min)

4:30 p.m.“Archives and Race” panel // Moderator: Karen Baxter
                Panelists:
                Rhea Combs
                Cauleen Smith
                Portia Cobb

6:00 p.m.: Reception following panel

Sunday March 16th, 2014: Borders

Events at Cable Car Cinema

11:00 a.m.The “Depression” screening:
                Chocolate Cake (JoAnn Elam, date unknown, 4mins)
                Daytime Television (JoAnn Elam, date unknown, 4mins)
                Apologies (Anne Charlotte Robertson, 1986, 17min)
                Five Year Diary, Reel 23: A Breakdown After the Mental Hospital                     (Anne Charlotte Robertson, 1982, 27min)
                The Blazing World (Jessica Bardsley, 2013, 18min)
                Land of Mourning Calm (Jessica Bardsley, 2010, 13min)
                A Past of Plank and Nail (Jessica Bardsley, 2013, 6.5min)

2:00 p.m.The “Feminism?” Project (Amber Hawk-Swanson, 2006, 46min)

4:00 p.m.Suspense (Lois Weber, 1913, 10min) + The Red Lantern (Capellani                   and Nazimova, 1919, 70min)

6:00 p.m.I Am (Sonali Gulati, 2011, 71 minutes) + Jasad and the Queen of Contradictions (Amanda Homsi-Ottoson, 2009, 40 minutes)

8:00 p.m.Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years (Dagmar Schultz, 2012, 81min)

Events at Granoff (in Martinos Auditorium)

11:00 a.m“Borders” panel // Moderator: Eng-Beng Lim
                Panelists:
                Hong-An Truong
                Mimi Nguyen
                Nilita Vachani

2:00 p.m.When Mother Comes Home for Christmas (Nilita Vachani, 1996, 106                  mins) + Hong-An Truong shorts, Adaptation Fever


Les Miserables in Concert | March 10, 2014 - March 13, 2014  + -

Les Misérables at Brown? What?! 

This semester, a group of students is partaking in a GISP entitled, Les Misérables: In Text and Production. As part of this course, we have adopted the mammoth task of culminating our findings by producing a series of concert performances of the musical in Granoff Martinos Auditorium, March 10-13. 

Les Misérables is considered by many to be one of the greatest musicals ever conceived. The story originated as a powerful novel by Victor Hugo, which has since transcended many art forms, from film to theatre. It’s a story that speaks to all of us - and you, too, we hope.

 

Monday, March 10, 2014 8:00 PM - Thu, March 13, 2014 11:00 PM

Martinos Auditorium

Creative Mind Lecture | March 10, 2014  + -

The Creative Mind Lectures are a series of talks devoted to the celebration of creative thought across many disciplines, including art, science, and technology.

Spend your Monday night at our second lecture event this semester, a two-part bite-sized affair presenting:

V I C T O R I A _ R E E D of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), who sleuths art for a living. Victoria researches provenance—a vast and complex field that includes where artworks have been, who’s owned them, and when, where, why, and how they’ve changed hands. Her talk will be about her favorite art mysteries, and about the "cases" she’s solved.

D A N I E L _ B Y E R S Daniel Byers is a photographer for National Geographic, an adventurer at heart, and a Brown alum. He also produces films about environmental and health issues. Daniel's here to talk about the importance of curiosity-driven exploration, and photography as a medium for conscientious story-telling.

The event will follow the format of two 20-minute lectures and an audience Q and A.

March 10th at 6pm in Studio 2

Bridging the Great Divide: Politics, Polarization & Progress in the 21st Century America | March 8, 2014  + -

Has the pendulum swung so far that partisan politics impedes the stability of the United States? How does this dynamic on the national scale impact the states -- and impact the political engagement and thoughtfulness of the populace? This discussion is one of several being presented this weekend as part of President Paxson's inaugural President's Colloquium on the Virtues of a Liberal Education. Participants include Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee '75, P'14 '17; Delaware Governor Jack Markell '82; and Mara Liasson '77, National Political Correspondent, NPR Journalist.

 

Saturday, March 8, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Martinos Auditorium