Oct 19, 2019, 3PM–4:30PM

Panel: Enacting Entanglements

Wilmer Wilson IV, Henry ‘Box’ Brown: FOREVER (detail) (2012). Performance with 20c stamps. Courtesy the artist.

*Please note, this event will be held at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, Room 602

In conjunction with The Legacy of 1619: The 2019 Callaloo Annual Conference and Colored People Time: Banal Presents, this session will experiment with the traditional panel format through performative interventions. Rather than speaking solely about entanglement, what new possibilities might emerge if the mode of speaking moves through and performs entanglement? As the third and final chapter of Colored People Time comes to a close, this performance-panel will reflect on the impossibility to delineate time within discrete frames and will acknowledge the past, present, and future as continuous and inseparable. Layering voices, texts, and materials, the panelists will collaboratively produce an entangled musing on the chaos of our collective interrelations, and will be followed by a conversation on entanglement as it arises in creative and critical practices.

Amber Rose Johnson, PhD candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Doug Kearney, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Sable Elyse Smith, Artist
Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, University of Southern California
Wilmer Wilson IV, Artist

The Legacy of 1619 has been made possible by the generous support of the Department of English and the following co-sponsors: Center for Africana Studies; Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing; Institute of Contemporary Art; Wolf Humanities Center; History of Art Department; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Department of Africana Studies; University Research Foundation Grant; School of Arts and Sciences Conference Support Grant; Provost’s Excellence through Diversity Fund; African American Museum in Philadelphia; and Professors Margo Crawford, Al Filreis, and Dagmawi Woubshet.

For further information, please visit http://www.english.upenn.edu/events/2019/10/19/legacy-1619-conference-saturday


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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