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Dec
1
Fri
Starting and Ending the Semester: Quick and Easy Ways to Promote Integrative Thinking @ Dublin Square
Dec 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Starting and Ending the Semester: Quick and Easy Ways to Promote Integrative Thinking @ Dublin Square | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
All IAH instructors, and any other faculty or TA’s interested in integrative pedagogy and/or helping students learn about how the arts and humanities relate to their lives, is invited to attend this gathering/workshop.
Date: Friday, December 1
Time: 1:30-3:00PM.

Location: We will be enjoying snacks/appetizers at Dublin Square on Abbot Rd. (We provide the food; you’re welcome to purchase adult beverages on your own!)

Our topic will be “Starting and Ending the Semester: Quick and Easy Ways to Promote Integrative Thinking,” just in time for us to finish up Fall semester and decide on activities for the first weeks of Spring.  We will focus on easy-to-implement methods at the start and end of the semester to encourage students to integrate what they learn in our classes with their lives, their other courses or their majors, and the world around them.

Please RSVP here if attending: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CJx1OTyMsImXeNZGLYllbOcFzHPuwxNFt0jqOcg_lLk/edit

Dec
4
Mon
Bridge Artist-in-Residence Tagny Duff Public Lecture @ Abrams Planetarium
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bridge Artist-in-Residence Tagny Duff Public Lecture @ Abrams Planetarium | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Lecture title: Wastelands: Reimagining human-microbe relations

Tagny Duff is an interdisciplinary media artist, scholar and educator working across media art and microbiology with a particular interest in microbial interaction and scientific practices from a cultural point of view. Duff has exhibited biological art works nationally and internationally in venues such the Science Gallery in Ireland (2011) and Espace Multimédia Gantner, France (2015). She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on the overlap between art and sciencemethodologies and approaches including the recent publication “Mangling Methods Across Performance Research, Biological Arts and Life Sciences” published by Media-N Journal of the New Media Caucus. She is the recipient of numerous prizes and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC). Duff is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University and is the Director/founder of Fluxmedia, a network for artists, scientists, and humanities researchers to engage in collaboration across art and the life sciences www.fluxnetwork.net. She is also founder of the Speculative Life Lab housed in the Milieux institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia. Duff lives and works in Montreal, Québec. www.speculativelife.com

 

Dec
6
Wed
Bridge Artist-in-Residence Tagny Duff Workshop @ C7 Holmes Hall
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Bridge Artist-in-Residence Tagny Duff Workshop @ C7 Holmes Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Workshop Title: Remediating Viruses

If you are interested in attending the workshop please contact robar.hannah@gmail.com to register and for more information.

Tagny Duff is an interdisciplinary media artist, scholar and educator working across media art and microbiology with a particular interest in microbial interaction and scientific practices from a cultural point of view. Duff has exhibited biological art works nationally and internationally in venues such the Science Gallery in Ireland (2011) and Espace Multimédia Gantner, France (2015). She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on the overlap between art and sciencemethodologies and approaches including the recent publication “Mangling Methods Across Performance Research, Biological Arts and Life Sciences” published by Media-N Journal of the New Media Caucus. She is the recipient of numerous prizes and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC). Duff is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University and is the Director/founder of Fluxmedia, a network for artists, scientists, and humanities researchers to engage in collaboration across art and the life sciences www.fluxnetwork.net. She is also founder of the Speculative Life Lab housed in the Milieux institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia. Duff lives and works in Montreal, Québec. www.speculativelife.com

Dec
7
Thu
MSU Film Collective screening: DECALAGE HORAIRE/JET LAG @ B122 Wells Hall
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm

Decalage Horaire/Jet Lag (Danièle Thompson, 2003)

Presented by Safoi Babana-Hampton

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After being stranded at an airport, a beautician (Juliette Binoche) and a businessman (Jean Reno) share a hotel room in Paris.

Dec
8
Fri
Socially Engaged Pedagogy Reading Group @ 321 Linton Hall
Dec 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Socially Engaged Pedagogy Reading Group @ 321 Linton Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

All instructors interested in socially engaged pedagogy are welcome to attend this Reading Group, sponsored by IAH.

Please contact mollelle@msu.edu for the readings for this session, or if you would like to be added to the group’s mailing list for future gatherings.

Broad Underground || The Mongols @ Robin Theatre
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Mongols

7pm • Friday, December 8, 2017 • Robin Theatre, 1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing

—Programmed by Kaveh Askari

Parviz Kimiavi’s The Mongols (1973) is one of the most formally experimental films of pre-revolutionary Iran. It is a reflexive film about a filmmaker (played by Kimiavi himself) suspicious of technological change as television antennae broadcast foreign content further and further into remote regions of Iran. This meditation on media and empire juxtaposes discontinuous moments in the long history of these forces in the region. The film intercuts television broadcasts, found footage of nineteenth-century moving images, and a dream-like staging of the thirteenth-century Mongol invasion in a fascinated, but anxious, exploration of the effects of new media technologies as they gain traction around the world.


Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad, Film Studies program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s partnering venue is The Robin Theatre in REO Town, Lansing, with special thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center.

 

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Jan
18
Thu
MSU Film Collective: ARISTOTLE’S PLOT @ B122 Wells Hall
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: ARISTOTLE'S PLOT @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

1/18 Aristotle’s Plot (Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 1996)

Presented by Ken Harrow

Aristotle’s Plot was the African entry in the British Film Institute’s series of films commemorating the centenary of cinema. Part meditation on the trials of African filmmaking, part action movie, and parody of Aristotelian and African preoccupations, it shows his skill as an “increasingly fearless trickster”.

Jan
19
Fri
Socially engaged pedagogy reading group @ 120 Linton Hall
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

IAH sponsors a Socially Engaged Pedagogy Reading Group. Please email mollelle@msu.edu if you would like to be added to the mailing list or receive the articles. (All instructors interested in this topic are welcome to join the discussion, regardless of if you currently teach IAH).

WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right Exhibition Reception @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WATER Puerto Rico......Flint a Human Right Exhibition Reception @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right Exhibition Reception

A solo exhibition featuring Karen Hampton, MSU Designer-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies.

JANUARY 19 – MARCH 23, 2018
RECEPTION JANUARY 19, 5-7PM, REMARKS AT 6:15PM

Join us Friday, January 19, 2018 from 5-7PM for the opening reception for WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right a solo exhibition featuring the work of Karen Hampton at the MSU Union Art Gallery. Opening Remarks will be offered at 6:15PM.

Artist Statement:
I am a conceptual mixed media artist, addressing issues of colorism and race in my works. I seek to break stereotypes and address issues related to my life. My artwork is steeped in oral history and expresses the narrative of those whose stories have not yet been fully told. As a storyteller, I impart conceptualized stories about the “other” in society. I view myself as a vehicle for ancestral stories to transcend history and remain part of the historical record. The canvas of my artwork is fabric, which I age and imbue with conceptualized images of a forgotten part of the American story. Using images and text, I embed the cloth with the hopes and visions of my ancestors, particularly those whose stories that have remained invisible. Whether woven or stitched, every time my weft crosses the warp or my needle pierces the cloth, I reach through another layer of scorched earth that slavery has left behind and work to reframe critical issues of race.

Karen Hampton is a Michigan State University, Designer-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Hampton joins us from Los Angeles, CA for the 2017-2018 academic year. Her exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design along with the generous support of others including the College of Arts & Letters, Creating Excellence Funding Program from the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, Office of the Provost, and the MSU Federal Credit Union. Additionally she will be offering a public lecture about her work on January 30 at 6PM in 107 S. Kedzie Hall.

IN THE ABSENCE OF SIGHT Exhibition Reception @ (SCENE) Metrospace
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
IN THE ABSENCE OF SIGHT Exhibition Reception @ (SCENE) Metrospace | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
IN THE ABSENCE OF SIGHT
A Solo Exhibition featuring the work of Alejandro T. Acierto, MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies
January 19 – March 10, 2018
RECEPTION January 19, 6-8PM, REMARKS 7PM

Join us Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6-8PM for the opening reception for In the absence of sight, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Alejandro T. Acierto at (SCENE) Metrospace. Opening Remarks will be offerd at 7PM.

Artist Statement:
In the absence of sight is a new body of work that draws on the erasures of Pilipinx people by American occupiers during the era of US colonialism in the early 1900s. Through an investigation of American archival photographs, postcards, and images housed in various collections in Michigan and Washington DC, this work reimagines erasure as an opening to speculate other forms of presence. While early depictions and characterizations of the Philippines projected a “savage” people “unfit for self-government”, US colonial officers, journalists, and writers used images of Indigenous Pilipinx people as a mechanism of persuasion to justify their sustained occupation to the American public. Though visual abjection often manifested in images of Pilipinx people either dead or in captivity persisting over three decades, this intervention draws on Pilipinx mythology of the Aswang, a shape shifting ghost-like spirit that wreaks havoc on its targets and their communities. In positioning Indigenous and mestizx resistance to US occupation as a metaphorical permutation of the Aswang, this work foregrounds Pilipinx sovereignty as a way to begin to challenge the formations of representation by the American colonial political agenda.

Alejandro T. Acierto is a Michigan State University, Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Acierto joins us from Chicago, IL for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. His exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design along with the generous support of others including the College of Arts & Letters, Creating Excellence Funding Program from the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, Office of the Provost, and the MSU Federal Credit Union. Additionally he will be offering a public lecture about his work on February 13 at 6PM in 107 S. Kedzie Hall.