Smashing Wor(l)ds: Performative Lab



The Aesthetics of Seriality by RIZVANA BRADLEY (UC Berkeley)
18.03.2021, 18.00 Uhr
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Atelierhaus, Lehargasse 8, 1060 Wien
online via zoom

Building new vocabularies of resistance
Screening, lectures, performative interventions
2nd part of the lab by Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

NEW ZOOM CONNECTION/Mar 18, 2021 18:00 Vienna
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Invited guest lecture organized by the Conceptual Art Studio/ IBK/ Prof. Marina Grzinic/ in the context of  »Ringvorlesung IBK« Summer Semester 2021.

Lecture title: The Aesthetics of Seriality

Moving between discussions of film, photography, drawing, painting, and performance, this talk offers a meditation on the relationship between aesthetic seriality and violence.  Specifically, it aims to think about seriality in relation to questions of violence, dispossession, affect, and gesture to address the abstract refrains of fugitivity, flight, and refusal within black aesthetics.

Dr. Rizvana Bradley is Assistant Professor of Film and Media at UC Berkeley. Before coming to UC Berkeley, Bradley was an Assistant Professor in the History of Art and African American Studies at Yale University. Her scholarship and writing on contemporary art, film, and media has been published in Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, Black Camera: An International Film Journal, and Film Quarterly, as well as other journals. She curated a number of academic arts symposia, including events at the British Film Institute, London, the Serpentine Gallery, London, and most recently, the Stedelijk Museum of Art, Amsterdam.

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Organized in collaboration with the Performative Digital LAB of the project “Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for re/Imagining & un/Learning Vocabularies,” supported by Creative Europe programme of the European Union. and led by kulturen in bewegung, an initiative by VIDC, Vienna.