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Datum | 18.03.2021, 18.00 h
Ort | Online via Zoom

Guest lecture by Rizvana Bradley organized by the Conceptual Art Studio/ IBK/ Prof. Marina Grzinic/ in the context of »Ringvorlesung IBK« Summer Semester 2021.

IS ON THE 18.03.2021
(postponed from 11.03.2021)

NEW ZOOM CONNECTION/Mar 18, 2021 18:00 Vienna

Meeting ID: 976 9350 3005


Rizvana Bradley, courtesy of the lecturer


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.

CV: 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.

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 and led by kulturen in bewegung, an initiative by VIDC, Vienna.