Join us for the Sunday Salon screening of Tonsler Park (2017) by Kevin Jerome Eversonto be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker on Sunday, February 18th at 7:00pmin the Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater at Duke University. This event is supported by the Duke University Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts and the Center for Documentary Studies.
Enjoy a storytelling hour with Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, inspired by images in the exhibition Courtside: Photographs by Bill Bamberger, within The Collection Galleries. Featured guests John Biewen, Jaki Shelton Green, and Daniel Wallace will use audio, poetry, and prose to tell stories about the sport of basketball and its connection to individuals and communities around the world.
How does a culture that allows lynching decide who is sane? Renowned writer/activist/scholar Mab Segrest shares how the answers to such questions emerged from her study of the archives of Georgia's state mental hospital at Milledgeville, founded in 1842. Segrest will read from her upcoming book about how the history of Georgia's hospital reveals the intimate relationships between psychiatry and white settler colonialism in the United States--a story that we see first through the eyes of its patients.
Director/producer Rachel Boillot will screen a rough cut of "In That Valley of Gold," the final episode in her "Cumberland Folklife" series of documentary films exploring folklife in the Cumberland Gap region of Tennessee. "This is a look at-and celebration of-cultural heritage," writes Boillot about the series. "We seek to document traditions as they are manifested today in a most distinctive region, gifted with abounding creativity and innovation.
Me Too Monologues 2018 is coming up! Me Too is an annual show about identity that is entirely written, produced, and performed by Duke students. Members of the Duke community anonymously submit monologues about identity and experiences, and other members perform them. The show will be in Nelson Music Room in the East Duke building on East campus. Admission is 100% free (no tickets) and on a first come first serve basis, so make sure to line up early to get your seat! The dates for the show:
CDS's Susan E. Tifft Initiative on Documentary and Journalism explores the meaningful ways in which documentary approaches and methods can inform, and be informed by, journalism's evolution in the digital era. The inaugural program of the initiative is a fellowship for women media artists, journalists, and documentarians. The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy are partners on the project.
The Way Things Can Happen by Erin Johnson
In this multi-channel video installation, on view, January 2-March 3, 2018, Erin Johnson creates a space to consider an alternate history in which the United States was destroyed by nuclear war.
Join the PPG to welcome Erin Johnson to Durham. The reception runs from 5-8pm, with an artist's talk beginning at 6:30pm.
Refreshments will be served
Reception begins at 6 p.m.; artist's talk begins at 7 p.m.
"Red Summer" is a project by photographer Wendel A. White: large-format prints that, in his words, "combine photographs of the contemporary landscape made at or near the site of racial conflict with fragmented selections of contemporaneous newspaper reporting." Specifically, "the 'Red Summer' portfolio represents the stories of various locations in the American landscape where racial violence . . . erupted between 1917 and 1923.
Join us at the Power Plant Gallery for a public discussion exploring the intersection of activism and art in response to the threat of nuclear war. Held in conjunction with the Power Plant Gallery's exhibit of artist Erin Johnson's The Way Things Can Happen, which revisits the 1983 made-for-tv movie The Day After, the discussion will include Erin Johnson, UNC-Chapel Hill artist and professor elin o'Hara slavick, Durham-based freelance photographer, activist, and former social worker Jenny Warburg, and self-described "southern out black lesbian social justice activist" Mandy Carter.