November 17, 2020, 2:30pm
Dreams, Death, and the Poetics of the Underland
All practicing poets, Jackie Wang, Edgar Garcia, and Harmony Holiday will engage in a far-reaching conversation on dreams, colonialism, the poetics of the black radical tradition, suicide, and the body. How can poetry be used to tap into subterranean spaces--the nubilous spaces of death, of sleep, of historical encounters that slip beneath the radar of consciousness? Holiday is a poet, choreographer, daughter of Northern Soul singer/songwriter Jimmy Holiday, and curator of Astro/Afrosonics Archive, a collection of Jazz Poetics and audio culture. Garcia is a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, and works in the fields of indigenous and Latinx studies, American literature, poetry and poetics, and environmental criticism.
Artists Space Dialogues is an ongoing series in which an invited curator brings together influential figures in contemporary art and culture to join them in a series of three in-depth public discussions. Our fall series is organized by Jackie Wang, a black studies scholar, prison abolitionist, poet, musician, and author of Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e), 2018).
This program will be streamed online via Zoom as part of Artists Space Dialogues.