Events: Academic Year 2013 - 2014

Play as Inquiry

Play as Inquiry, an experimental practicum, will model playful approaches to research and production in various domains of practice including game design, public health, anthropology, and political science.  Organized by SHA XIN WEI, Canada Research Chair in New Media at Concordia University in Montreal, and PATRICK JAGODA, faculty member in the Department of English, as the culmination of their Mellon Fellowship for Arts Practice & Scholarship, Alternate Reality: A Pervasive Play Project. 

RESISTERECTOMY: exhibition

RESISTERECTOMY juxtaposes the narrative of trans* sex reassignment surgeries with the narrative of cancer surgeries – mastectomy and hysterectomy – the same surgeries, organized in relation to very different modes of telling, showing and embodiment.

 

RESISTERECTOMY: artist talk

RESISTERECTOMY juxtaposes the narrative of trans* sex reassignment surgeries with the narrative of cancer surgeries – mastectomy and hysterectomy – the same surgeries, organized in relation to very different modes of telling, showing and embodiment.

RESISTERECTOMY: closing reception

RESISTERECTOMY juxtaposes the narrative of trans* sex reassignment surgeries with the narrative of cancer surgeries – mastectomy and hysterectomy – the same surgeries, organized in relation to very different modes of telling, showing and embodiment.  Closing reception Fri Dec 6, 5-8p.

MAKING A (RE)ENTRANCE PART I: Frameworks

ADI BARAK, Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Social Service Administration, and AMY STEBBINS, Ph.D. Candidate in Germanic Studies and Cinema & Media Studies, develop a series of performance pieces in collaboration with residents of the Crossroads Adult Transition Center. The series explores the theatricality of entrances and re-entrances, while radicalizing the aesthetic and social parameters of civically-engaged performance.

Every house has a door / 9 beginnings: Bristol & 9 beginnings Chicago

Chicago-based performance company Every house has a door will be in residence at the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry January 5 through 25 to develop and present 9 beginnings: Bristol & 9 beginnings: Chicago. This performance engages with the Live Art Archives of The University of Bristol and Arnolfini in the UK, and the Randolph Street Gallery archives at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

100 Butches: Opening Reception

Stunning and bold color portraits by Elisha Lim of butch and transmasculine people paired with handwritten narratives telling complex and compelling stories of identity, expression and transgression.  Exhibit Talk by Kim Katrin Crosby.