March 3, 2021 - 6:00pm
It's a new year and a new Black Study. Welcome to "C__ P__ Time." The first event in our Black Study 2.0 series: Black Is...Black Ain't, made possible by the generous support of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of the Arts & Sciences.
This event will engage poet Ladan Osman, transdisciplinary artist Demian DinéYazhí, poet and visual artist Aldrin Valdez, and poet Divya Victor as participant moderator in conversation and collaboration around and about Time.
Curated by Justin Phillip Reed, follow cptxcaapp, a timekeeping quilt experiment/ience & project on Instagram.
From curator Justin Phillip Reed: “Since I've been aspiring to be delayed by default this year, witnessing the strangeness of academic urgency from this vantage, and missing the days when I guiltlessly took my damned time, I'm interested in conceptual revisions & applications of "CPT"—whether colored, capital, colonial, collective, people, perfunctory, private, etc.—activated by Demian DinéYazhi', Ladan Osman, Aldrín Valdez, and Divya Victor. Between their multimedia creation or deep considerations and concerns of land theft, migration, diasporic melancholia, and music/movement.
You already know what time it is. Steal your time back.
(Photo Credits: Photo of Demian DinéYazhi´ by Kali Spitzer | Photo of Divya Victor by Hannah Ensor)
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Ladan Osman is the author of Exiles of Eden, winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony, winner of the Sillerman Prize. Her work in film includes: Sam, Underground, Sun of the Soil, and The Ascendants. She lives in Brooklyn.
Demian DinéYazhi´ (born 1983) is a Portland-based Diné transdisciplinary artist, poet, and curator born to the clans Naasht’ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water’s Edge) & Tódích’íí’nii (Bitter Water). Their practice is a regurgitation of purported Decolonial praxis informed by the over accumulation and exploitative, supremacist nature of hetero cis gender communities. They are a survivor of attempted european genocide, forced assimilation, colonial manipulation, sexual and gender violence, capitalist sabotage, and hypermarginalization in a colonized country that refuses to center their politics and philosophies around the Indigenous Peoples whose Land it wrongfully occupies and refuses to rightfully give back. They live and work in a post-post-apocalyptic world unafraid to fail.
Follow them on Instagram at @heterogeneoushomosexual.
Aldrin Valdez is a bakla writer & visual artist. They are the author of ESL or You Weren't Here (Nightboat Books), selected as a 2019 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Poetry.