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January 12, 2017

Cargo and Carriers: Sites, Zones, Borders interdisciplinary masterclass

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston
NASA, Desert Research and Technology Studies. Courtesy of NASA, 2004, public domain.

The College of the Arts at the University of Houston is pleased to announce the 2017 interdisciplinary masterclass Cargo and Carriers: Sites, Zones, Borders led by sound artist, painter and filmmaker Abinadi Meza. This expanded seminar explores spatial practices and projects engaging poetic as well as political sites, speculative worlds as well as concrete geographies, forms of spatial agency, interventions and crossings.

The semester-long project features lectures, readings, performances, screenings, and workshops by renowned visiting artists and scholars, including:

January 17
CEPRO Music (Centro de Experimentación y Producción de Música Contemporánea) and Nameless Sound, experimental music, sound arts (Mexico City and Houston)

January 31
Roberto Minervini, filmmaker (Houston)

February 14
Eyal Weizman, architect, theorist, writer (London)

February 28
Jill Magid, artist, writer (New York)

March 7
Jeff VanderMeer, writer (Tallahassee)

March 21
Ed Keller, designer, theorist, writer (New York)

April 4
Jacob Kirkegaard, sound artist (Copenhagen)

April 11
Mariam Ghani, artist, filmmaker (New York)

April 18
Geoff Manaugh, writer, design researcher (Los Angeles)

May 2
Paula Matthusen, composer, performer (New York)

All events will be held in the School of Art and Blaffer Museum at the University of Houston, 4188 Elgin Street, Houston, TX 77204.

This program is supported by the College of the Arts and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston, and the FACE Foundation, New York.

For more information contact Abinadi Meza, Associate Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Initiatives: [email protected]

 

Cargo and Carriers: Sites, Zones, Borders at the University of Houston

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