Date & Time
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Off Campus (see description)
The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry invites you to our second FarBar program, a live conversation about storytelling with three acclaimed practitioners. Widely known as a Grammy-nominated flutist, composer, and vocalist, Nathalie Joachim brings voices and personal stories to vibrant life in her recent immersive musical performance “Discourse,” in Chapel Hill, NC. Emily Lansana is a 20-year veteran of professional storytelling, one half of the nationally touring duo In The Spirit, and a longtime member of ASE, the Chicago Association of Black Storytellers. Jacqueline Stewart is the founder and director of the South Side Home Movie Project, as well as a UChicago professor of Cinema & Media Studies and director of Arts + Public Life. Each guest will share her storytelling practice, followed by a discussion exploring their intersections and differences and considering implications for collaboration. Viewers will be invited to pose questions and join the conversation.
A Zoom link will be posted on the Gray Center's home page near the time of the event.
American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.
Conceived as a way to maintain the ethos of our regular Sidebar series for the pandemic moment, FarBar is a vehicle for artistic and scholarly dialogue with practitioners from around the world. Throughout 2020-2021, our planned conversations with artists in Puerto Rico, Haiti, South Africa, Vietnam, Lebanon, the Philippines, and Chicago will revolve around translation, indigeneity, ecological and economic collapse, logics of extraction, crisis, and memory and the archive. Being online for the year will also enable the Gray Center to reach audiences well beyond our Chicago geography, so please invite your far-flung friends.