11.04.2005

Midnight University: "Talking Objects, Moving Forms"

MATTER PERFORMS.

The graduate students of the anthropology department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invite submissions for an evening of intellectual dialogue and innovative expression about the material and imagined lives of objects.

FORM TAKES MOTION.

Connected to and inspired by a graduate student conference “Roads and Walls: Concrete Histories” to be held the same day at UCSC, “Talking Objects, Moving Forms” will provide a chance for students at all stages of the graduate school process to share ideas about the world of things.

THINGS WORK.

This world is not stable, but constantly in motion. We might think of the presentation of objects as a station–-a moment of suspended animation--in an unpredictable swirl of places and histories. What stations can we visit? What forms can our suspension take?

HOW DO WE PERFORM THE MOTION OF THINGS?

Please join us for a provocative evening of academic performances, dances, photography, film, and reflection.

Friday, March 3rd. 9:00 PM. Kresge Town Hall, UCSC.

OBJECTS & PRESENTERS:
Grupo Folklórico Los Mejicas on Ranches;
Nina Schnall on Couches;
Phil Steinberg on Vehicles & Bulidings;
Steve Nava on Postcards;
Megan Moodie on Bandages;
Diane Gifford-Gonzalez on Bones;
Lauren Szczesny-Pumarada on a Factory;
Julia Elizabeth Lonergan on Ruins and Petroglyphs;
Aviva Sinervo on Tourist Snapshots;
Bahiyyih Watson on Streets, Signs, and Finite Walls;
Heath Cabot on Paper;
Jeremy Campbell on Guano;
Anna Shneiderman & Hilary Hayes on Mirrors;
Julia Crothers on Boxes;
Charles Hall on Houses;
Teseo Fournier West on Stamps