Unearthing: Black Porosity – Workshop / Talk

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Unearthing: Black Porosity – Workshop / Talk

Unearthing: Black Porosity – Workshop / Talk

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Join us for a hybrid workshop with artist Rian (raven) Crane to discuss the potentialities of thinking through Unearthing, and living with the porous (non)edges where Black/Indigenous cultural production emerges. We will touch, hear, and discuss the dirt, water, and Blues that animate his exhibition, and place these elements in conversation with scholar Tiffany Leathabo King’s idea of the methodologically capacious shoal (Lethabo King 27, 2019).

The workshop will be facilitated by Xitlalli Alvarez Almendariz (he/they) and Rian (he/they). Xitlalli is PhD Candidate in social anthropology at Harvard University and a critical observer of trans politics in so-called Texas. Their academic and everyday labor struggles with contemporary transphobic formations and their relationship to colonization named as disaster.

Unearthing: Black Porosity is an amalgamation of works exploring the ongoing lasting legacies, histories, and current relations of Black +/ Indigenous lifeways in the gulf south/ global south. Engaging writings from Black/ Caribbean scholars like the “The Black Shoals”, by Tiffany Lethabo King and Glissant’s “Poetics of Relations,” Imageries of Black life physically antithesis Blackness and colonial enclosure: Indigeneity and extraction: land and water relations. Unearthing: Black Porosities materializes as performance, sculpture, cyanotype, soundscapes, and cinema.


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June 15, 2024 @ 12:00 PM

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