Mar 3, 2019, 2PM–4PM

Coffee and Conversation: Storytelling Through Sightings

Fields Harrington

Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Fields Harrington, Penn MFA candidate, for a conversation about Kevin Jerome Everson’s film IFO in the exhibition Colored People Time: Mundane Futures. In IFO, Everson looks closely at the local history of Mansfield, Ohio and takes on the eyewitness accounts of the 1973 Mansfield UFO sightings. In addition to these accounts, an individual creates a pyramid-like shape with their hands and raises it towards the sky, and this gesture is repeated throughout the course of the film. Participants will think through what this particular gesture signifies, the role of storytelling, and what it means to be a witness in our current political climate.

Fields Harrington is an interdisciplinary artist who is living in Philadelphia. He received his BFA from the University of North Texas and has participated in the lecture series Living Room Light Exchange in New York. He is currently an MFA candidate in Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.

Programming at ICA has been made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation, and by Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan.


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