CEE | Center for Experimental Ethnography
MARCH 1 | STREAMING ON ALL PLATFORMS
We are proud to announce the launch of our podcast, "Reckoning and Repair: The Art That's Touched Philadelphia". Each of the twelve 15-minute episodes features a richly experimental oral history with an artist, organizer, or curator who has worked in the city of Philadelphia, and whose practice reckons with exclusionary social histories and the (im?)possibilities of repair in art spaces and beyond. It was created by Penn students in conversation with artists and organizers in a course by Dr. Alissa Jordan, “Reckoning and Repair: Conversations with Contemporary Artists,” at the Center for Experimental Ethnography.
“Reckoning and Repair” will be released in three curated mini-series of four episodes released every two weeks starting on March 1 2023, and the podcast is in conversation with the March 2023 exhibit, “Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America,” organized by the African American Museum of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. With rich sonic interludes, micro-stories, and poetic prose, listeners will be brought into different moments and spaces intersecting in Philly’s transnational creative scene. It delves into the ways that artists and organizers confront the troubling histories of Empire in their midst, and the way that institutions can be made or remade to forge community and promote care.
The professional-quality episodes are the outcome of background research conducted by students, oral history interviews designed by students, and group critique session. Through this project, students learned about oral history and podcasting as crucial tools through which scholars can explore and present the relationship between art, history, and power.
"Our students have done an incredible job of creatively engaging with a diverse set of artists who work in Philadelphia and who are at the forefront of challenging violent, extractive, and exclusionary processes that pervade society at large and can undermine art spaces” says Dr. Jordan. "Through these conversations, we hope to shed light on the artists, practices, and projects in Philadelphia that are reimagining what art is, who it's for, and towards what ends our institutions should be transformed.”
Telling Our Own Stories with Louis Massiah & Chrislyn Laurie Laurie
And I listen to the Robin Sing with Sheida Soleimani and Angel Gutierrez
The Urgency of Art and Life with Va Bene Elikem Fiatsi and Anya Miller
The Question of Home is Complicated with Tausif Noor and Angel Gutierrez
Bodies in Flux with Saya Woolfalk and Wang Yao
Crafting Black Survival and Joy through Time and Space with Emily Carris and Katleho Kano Shoro
Life Like Fragile Clay with Arlene Schechet & Rachael Borthwick
We Are Here with Dejay Duckett (AAMP) and Hakimah Abdul Fattah
Some Histories Are Not Beautiful with Shwarga Bhattacharjee and Hakimah Abdul Fattah
To Call a City Home with Aisha Khan (12Gates Art) and Hakimah Abdul Fattah
Connection, Collaboration, Conflict with Christina Vassal (FWM) and Katie Parry (FWM) and Jeanne Lieberman
Behind the Scenes of Rising Sun with Juan Omar Rodriguez (Formerly of PAFA) Ellie Clark (PAFA) and Adrianna Brusie
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