The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami presents a free one-day international symposium dedicated to exploring new forms of Black queer audiovisual production, thinking in particular of visual artifacts that may fall beyond the parameters of cinema and photography, such as video games, music videos, video art, animations, data visualizations, memes, and other forms tailored for digital platforms and new modes of consumption.
The symposium, presented as part of the ICA Ideas series, will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at ICA Miami from 12:30pm to 7pm. The aim of the symposium is to offer a robust picture of what has been occurring in the field in recent years, both in terms of audiovisual production and theoretical development; and also to open a conversation with local practitioners and audiences. The symposium will culminate with an 8pm evening screening of Leilah Weinraub’s new film SHAKEDOWN at the Nite Owl Theater in the Miami Design District.
The symposium will convene a panel of notable scholars in the fields of gender, race and visual culture. Panelists include: Calvin Warren, Assistant Professor in the program of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Emory University; Jennifer DeClue, Assistant Professor in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College; Alpesh Patel, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory at Florida International University; TreaAndrea M. Russworm, assistant professor in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College; and Derek Conrad Murray, Associate Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at University of California, Santa Cruz.
ICA Ideas expand the reach and meaning of exhibitions on view, while providing dynamic modes of creation and interaction outside the exhibition format. The current program, IDEA 009: Fugitive Forms, explores ways in which contemporary Black thought works against the epistemological borders that Western culture has put in place to advance its interests.