Sekou Sundiata was writer-in-residence and professor at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts for 20 years. As an educator, he embraced multiple, contradictory identities and insisted on the integration of art, activism, and personal voice both as a critical citizen and engaged teacher.…
Sekou Sundiata was writer-in-residence and professor at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts for 20 years. As an educator, he embraced multiple, contradictory identities and insisted on the integration of art, activism, and personal voice both as a critical citizen and engaged teacher.
This conversation will explore how he successfully crossed social, civic, and educational boundaries to "create dangerously." The panel discussion will be moderated by David Scobey, Executive Dean, The New School for Public Engagement. Panelists include Julie Ellison, Professor of American Culture, English, and Art and Design at the University of Michigan; Richard Harper, Assistant Professor, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music; Gladstone Fluney Hutchinson, Associate Professor of Economics at Lafayette College; and Brian Lewis, former student of Sundiata and current New School professor.
Presented by The New School for Public Engagement and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts and produced by MAPP International Productions.
Writer/Teacher/Artist/Activist – Dialogue is presented as part of BLINK YOUR EYES: Sekou Sundiata Revisited, a New York City-wide retrospective produced by MAPP International Productions. Lead support for BLINK YOUR EYES has been provided by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation New York City Cultural Innovation Fund. Major funds have been provided by Surdna Foundation, the Lambent Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation, Leveraging Investments for Creativity and the Ford Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the Axe- Houghton Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
For the complete schedule of BLINK YOUR EYES: Sekou Sundiata Revisited events, visit www.sekousundiata.org.
Readings by Matthea Harvey, Rick Moody, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Marcio-André, Ram Devineni and Rene Veron. Márcio-André is an experimental artist, with works in the area of sound and visual poetry, installation and performance, music videos and video art. He has performed in the United…
Readings by Matthea Harvey, Rick Moody, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Marcio-André, Ram Devineni and Rene Veron.
Márcio-André is an experimental artist, with works in the area of sound and visual poetry, installation and performance, music videos and video art. He has performed in the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Ukraine, Hungary, Spain, Netherlands, Argentina, Peru, Canada and Brazil and is curator of Cidade aTravessa, performative and literary event that takes place in Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. http://www.marcioandre.com
Ram Devineni is a filmmaker, publisher and founder of Rattapallax Films and magazine based in New York City, Sao Paulo and New Delhi. He produced, edited and directed the feature documentary The Human Tower, which was shot in India, Chile, and Spain. The film is being distributed by Goldcrest, which has won 19 Academy Awards. Devineni is one of the founding partners of Academia Internacional de Cinema, the first independent film school in Brazil.
Matthea Harvey is the author of Sad Little Breathing Machine and Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form. Her third book of poems, Modern Life was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book. Matthea is a contributing editor to jubilat, Meatpaper and BOMB and teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence.
Paul D. Miller’s (aka DJ SPOOKY That Subliminal Kid) work as a media artist has appeared in a wide variety of contexts such as the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and many other museums and galleries. His book Sound Unbound, an anthology of writings on electronic music and digital media is a bestselling title for MIT Press. Miller is currently a contributing editor to C-Theory and the Arts Editor of Origin Magazine, which focuses on the intersection of art, yoga and new ideas. http://djspooky.com
Rick Moody‘s first novel, Garden State, was the winner of the 1991 Editor’s Choice Award from the Pushcart Press and was published in 1992. His book The Ice Storm was published in May 1994 with a film version, directed by Ang Lee, released in 1997 and won best screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival. His short fiction and journalism have been anthologized in Best American Stories 2001, Best American Essays 2004, Best American Essays 2008, Year’s Best Science Fiction #9, Year’s Best Fantasy, and in the Pushcart Prize anthology. http://www.rickmoodybooks.com/
Rene Veron is a native of Valparaiso, Chile. Rene holds a Bachelor's in Music from the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso and a Masters in Music from Duquesne University. He has worked on hundreds of projects composing and producing music for advertising, commercials, films, and animation for such companies as Verizon, Bloomingdale’s, Penn Ave Arts Initiative, Nature Heritage, and TVN’s “Chile con mis ojos” among others.
Sponsored by the School of Writing at The New School, Rattapallax magazine, Council for Literary Magazines and Presses, New York State Council on the Arts & Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
As technology has become more engaging and interactive; many new tools have opened up to writers and poets to engage their readers. Join us for a two-day symposium on the future of technology and literature. Thursday, December 4: Julie Buntin, Illya Szilak, Andy Hunter and Flavia Rocha will discuss…
As technology has become more engaging and interactive; many new tools have opened up to writers and poets to engage their readers. Join us for a two-day symposium on the future of technology and literature.
Thursday, December 4:
Julie Buntin, Illya Szilak, Andy Hunter and Flavia Rocha will discuss innovative ways poets and writers are pushing how readers interact and experience literature through technology.
Julie Buntin is the Director of Programs and Strategic Outreach at The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. Her past work experience includes directing the events program at powerHouse Arena. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Rumpus, Cosmopolitan, and One Teen Story, among other publications.
Flávia Rocha is a Brazilian poet and journalist and editor-in-chief for Rattapallax. She is the author of two poetry books, both published in Brazil, A Casa Azul ao Meio-dia/ The Blue House Around Noon and Quartos Habitáveis. She has edited anthologies of Brazilian poetry for Rattapallax, Poetry Wales and Papertiger. Translations of her poems have appeared in a number of magazines in the U.S. and abroad. She is a founder of the Academia Internacional de Cinema, a film school located in São Paulo.
Andy Hunter is the founder of Electric Literature and the President of Black Balloon Publishing. Black Balloon is is a critically acclaimed independent press headquartered in New York, NY. Electric Literature is a non-profit dedicated to amplifying the power of storytelling through digital innovation.
Illya Szilak is a writer of multimedia novels and a practicing physician. Reconstructing Mayakovsky was included in the second Electronic Literature Collection and was a jury pick for the Japan Media Arts Festival. Queerskins was recognized by the Webby’s and was exhibited at the Biblioteque National in Paris. She writes a well-respected blog on e-lit and new media for The Huffington Post. http://queerskins.com
This event is sponsored by the School of Writing at The New School, Rattapallax magazine, Council for Literary Magazines and Presses, New York State Council on the Arts and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.