THE DAYS OF THE COMMUNE: A WORK IN PROGRESS
Lecture, reception, and break-out session with artist Zoe Beloff
5:30–8:30 pm | The Raw Space at the Center for Book + Paper Arts
1104 S. Wabash, 2nd fl.
Zoe Beloff works with a wide range of media including film, projection performance, installation, and drawing on projects that aim to reanimate the past so that it might illuminate the future in new ways. She is currently exploring utopian ideas of social progress. Her most recent project, The Days of the Commune: A Work in Progress (which she is undertaking in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street) began with a public staging of Bertolt Brecht’s Days of the Commune in Zuccotti Park from March through May 2012.
Discussion with artist Liz Magic Laser
12:30 pm | MoCP 600 S. Michigan, 1st fl.
Artist Liz Magic Laser will have a conversation with students regarding her career and performance based on video work including the piece I Feel Your Pain. This video, which is currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Photography Columbia College Chicago, restages political interviews, such as one between Barack Obama and Steve Kroft for 60 Minutes, using body language and cadence to insinuate the progression of a romantic relationship and consider the nuances of communication in politics and love.
RADICAL COLUMBIA: CELEBRATING COLUMBIA’S HISTORY THROUGH WOMEN’S VOICES
Panel discussion 5–7 pm | Ferguson Lecture Hall 600 S. Michigan,1st fl.
This continuing series of panel discussions explores the revolutionary ideas and people who helped make Columbia as seen through the experiences of those on campus then and now. The second panel in this series will explore the vital role that women have played, and continue to play, in building the educational fabric of Columbia College Chicago.