[-empyre-] all call for April discussion-please pass on-Body, Memory, Screen and Culture

Renate Ferro rferro at cornell.edu
Tue Mar 26 02:25:25 AEDT 2019

I thought I would squeeze this email in just before the last week of –empyre- gets started. 

  Welcome to April 2019  on –empyre- soft-skinned space:
                Body, Memory, Screen and Culture
                In memory of Grace Quintanilla 1968 to 2019
                                      Barbara Hammer 1939 to 2019
                                      Carolee Schneemann 1930 to 2019
                Moderated by Renate Ferro (US)
                Welcome to the April discussion on –empyre–soft-skinned space. Within the timespan of a few weeks the art world has lost three artists whose work is located within the discourses of the physical body, memory, screen and culture. We pay homage to video and performance artists Grace Quintanilla (Mexico), Barbara Hammer (US), and Carolee Schneemann (US).   These three and many with them have located their discourse within feminist presence, persistence, struggle and cultural resonance. Through discourse, action, and the use of technology these artists taught us about life and living. We invite the subscribers of –empyre– to join us by sharing biographical information and links in celebration of the work of Grace, Barbara and Carolee.  
                Additionally. we invite our subscribers and guests: artists, writers, art historians and others whose own work broadly resonates with the themes these women dedicated their lives to post and share their own artwork, writing, ideas.  Issues revolving around the body, memory, and culture and those shared through screen, moving image, virtual reality and more than welcomed.
Renate Ferro
Visiting Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Art
Tjaden Hall 306
rferro at cornell.edu

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