This talk is part of Monson and Maltby's QUEER ECOLOGIES: dance as interdisciplinary research method residency, September 27 - October 10.
A photographer and self-proclaimed visual activist, Zanele Muholi explores black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex identities and politics in contemporary South Africa. For her series “Faces and Phases” (2006-11), Muholi created more than 200 portraits of South Africa’s lesbian community. The images challenge the stigma surrounding gays and lesbians in South Africa, debunk the common rhetoric that homosexuality is un-African, and address the preponderance of hate crimes against homosexuals in her native country.
Dance performance by Chinese choreographer Gu Jiani.
This symposium will feature remarks by Prison Obscura curator Pete Brook, and a roundtable discussion with U-M faculty members.
PRISON OBSCURA SHEDS LIGHT ON THE PRISON-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
Featuring Lola Von Miramar and performance of a new piece developed during the symposium “Carnivale”.
Featuring Silvia Pedraza “Sugar: Before and After the Revolution in Cuba”, Mbala Nkanga “Performative Reading of Aime Cesaire Writing”, and performance of a new piece developed during the symposium “Revolutions”.
Featuring “Why Speak Your Language” Multi-Lingual Poetry Jam, and performance by Awilda Rodriguez Lora "La Mujer Maravilla: INDIA$ deluxe edition."
Panel Discussion - Caribbean Identities and Languages / Conjuring the Caribbean: How Sweet It Is Symposium
Featuring a film screening of Sugar Cane Alley led by Mbala Nkanga and a performance by Nadine George of “Annie Palmer”
Panel Discussion + Lecture / Conjuring the Caribbean: How Sweet It Is Symposium