CEE | Center for Experimental Ethnography
Join us on May 1, 2023 for 12 hours of revelry, performance, screenings, and conversation in celebration of our fifth anniversary. Events kick off with a live performance of Primo Maggio, with screenings, performances, and treats throughout. Chill out in a relaxation installation, hear from Afghanistan's most prominent media makers in exile (in a conversation led by Wazhmah Osman), hear from Amitav Ghosh, participate in multiple soundings with Imani Uzuri, watch a drag performance by Cookie D'orio, dance to late night beats from DJ Reezy, and so much more!
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Primo Maggio Anarchico
Trust Your Moves Choir
Trust Your Moves Choir guided by Steven Feld at the Main Entrance Upstairs Landing.
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Suture Self in the Garden Disco
Emily Carris Duncan
A relaxation installation with lush textiles, plants, and music will provide the backdrop for a conversation about the quilt as an intimate textile that fosters rest, safety, and joy.
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Soundings in the Chinese Rotunda
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Creating Future Countrysides and Future Cities`
Creating Future Countrysides and Future Cities: Portraits, Collaborations, and Non-Citizens in the Post-Industrial Present. A discussion about different forms of portraiture, which will include some ...
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch and Screening of Mexican Psychotic
A screening of Ricardo Bracho's completed Mexican Psychotic video along with the videos made by students in his surrealism class (Widener Hall)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
A Conversation on Institutional Decolonizing
A discussion about institutional decolonizing with Wayne Modest and James Claiborne.
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Ethnography of No Place Screening (Directed by Saya Woolfalk and Rachel Lears)
A screening of an early film collaboration by Saya Woolfalk and Rachel Lears, followed by a multi-modal response developed by members of CAMRA (Widener Hall)
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Soundings procession from Widener to Mosaic Gallery Outdoor Space, led by Imani Uzuri
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Horn to Horn
A listening session to a collaboration with honking horn truck drivers in Accra (Africa Gallery)
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Mosaic Gallery Coffee & Snack
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Media in Exile/The Embodiment of Displacement
A panel discussion with screenings with well-known Afghan media makers in exile.
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
doomsday: a lecture demonstration
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Place, Space, Time, Dance: Getting from Here to There
Screenings and a discussion about what we get and take away from the value a place/space holds/shares, about how we move over time and space, and about whether or not this changes (Rainey)
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Dinner & Jungle-Nama
Screening of clips from 'Retold' Documentary and Discussion (Widener Hall)
9:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Drag Performance by Cookie D'iorio/Bearded Ladies
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM (+1 day)
DJ and Dancing
For our April Third Thursday event, artist and visual anthropologist Kara Mshinda (Tyler School of Art and Architecture) presents artwork from her current project All Hands Hold and discusses the relationship between art practice, visual narratives, and ethnography in conversation with Grace Sanders Johnson
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