Dispatches from Resistant Mexico
Dispatches from Resistant Mexico is a series of short documentaries from southern Mexico, each depicting one of the thousands of pockets of resistance throughout Latin America that are in struggle against what the Zapatistas call “the capitalist hydra.”
Toxic Erotics and Bad Ecosex: Dumped Desires at Windmere Basin
In an Anthropcenic context where contemporary waterways harbour so many of our dumped desires, this talk explores alternatives to the frame of ‘rehabilitation’: how else might we love and live with wounded bodies of water in the shadow of settler colonial petrocapitalism?
A Living Archive of Mass Die-Offs: Reframing the Sixth Extinction
Let us begin to shift the narrative focus of the ongoing mass species extinction crisis – from extinction to die-off. Rather than waiting for an uncertain future time, the shift will encourage us to engage with the present. Banerjee has witnessed and documented in photographs and writing two mass die-offs.
Life-Affirming Endurance: Decolonial Feminisms in Iran & Beyond
In this talk will consider the links Abbasgolizadeh makes between the Occupy movement and Iranian feminism as a way of tracing genealogies of transnational solidarity that center a decolonial feminist episteme.
Moving Chairs: Agentic Objects in This Here & That There
This talk focuses on the outdoor durational performance installation, This Here and That There (2007 - 2018), by Croatian artist, Vlatka Horvat. It draws upon my own archive of chairs, and on works by a range of artists including Columbian activist- artist Doris Salcedo, choreographer/dancer Pina Bausch and Kantor.
You in Danger Girl: Friendship as a Revolutionary Act in a Transactional Age
On Tuesday, October 16 GSC will host Kenya (Robinson) / Mr. Kenya Robinson, an American multimedia artist whose work includes performance, sculpture, and installation. A native of Gainesville, Florida, (Robinson)'s work depicts themes of privilege and consumerism, while investigating the role of money in the context of close interpersonal relationships.
Cecilia Vicuña in Conversation with Macarena Gómez-Barris
Cecilia Vicuña is a Chilean visual artist and poet whose work addresses ecological destruction, human rights, and cultural homogenization. Vicuña’s ephemeral site-specific performance/installations, set in nature, streets, and museums, combine ritual and assemblage.