Conceived as a way to maintain the ethos of our regular Sidebar series for the pandemic moment, FarBar is a vehicle for artistic and scholarly dialogue with practitioners from around the world. Throughout 2020-2021, our planned conversations with artists in Puerto Rico, Haiti, South Africa, Vietnam, Lebanon, the Philippines, and Chicago will revolve around translation, indigeneity, ecological and economic collapse, logics of extraction, crisis, and memory and the archive. Being online for the year will also enable the Gray Center to reach audiences well beyond our Chicago geography, so please invite your far-flung friends.
In collaboration with the Arts, Science, and Culture Initiative, the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry invites you to a FarBar program with artist and filmmaker Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, physicist Sidney Nagel (UChicago), and Ph.D. candidate in neurobiology Jennifer Ding (UChicago).
The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry invites you to our inaugural FarBar program with artist Amira Hanafi. From now until October 28, Hanafi welcomes participants to join in a crowd translation of The English Unity Act. Participants can offer their own translations in whatever language(s) they prefer via a Google doc that the artist has set up. On October 28, the artist will host a forum over Zoom to discuss the project and encourage further live translating. A link to the Zoom event will be posted on the Gray Center's Home Page.