Jan  29th/Week 1.    Globaletics and the Conditions of Being Seen and Known

Before class:

Read:  Wa Thiongo, N’Gugui.  “Introduction,”  Globalectics:Theory and the Politics of Knowing. Globalectics 1-8 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.,

Read:    Wa Thiong’o, N’gugi.  “ Oral Power and Europhone Glory” In  Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams:  Toward a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State In Africa. 103-132.WaThiong’o-Oral Power and Europhone Glory (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Read:  Jackie Sibblies Drury.  Fairview 2018

Read:. Jackie Sibblies Drury and Kaneza Schaal. “Self Consciousness: An Interview.”. In The Supplements No. 2: Fairview. 37-56

In Class:

Watch (in class):  Fairview trailer https://vimeo.com/295665117 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Watch: Shirtology by Jerôme Bel    http://www.jeromebel.fr/index.php?p=2&s=3&ctid=8 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

References:    https://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/jerome-bel-on-his-work (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

The couple in the cage

Watch (in class); Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Coco Fusco, The Couple in The Cage 1993. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv26tDDsuA8

References:  Beautiful Trouble https://beautifulrising.org/tool/couple-in-the-cage (

February 5th/Week 2:   Text and Performance

Read:  Carlson, Marvin. :  “Theatrical Performance: Illustration, Translation, Fulfillment or Supplement?”

Read: Schechner, Richard:   “Drama, Script, Theater, Performance.” Drama Script Theatre Performance 

Reference: http://thewoostergroup.org/blog/2017/11/29/from-the-archives-the-tooth-of-crime-1973/

Read:  Sophokles Antigonik  Translated by Anne Carson

Read: Artforum interview with Anne Carson and Trajal Harrell http://artforum.com/slant/id=55046

Read: “A Chorus Remembers Michael Brown in ‘Antigone in Ferguson.’” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/14/theater/antigone-in-ferguson-michael-brown.html

In class:

Watch: (in class) : selections from Antigone In Ferguson. Theater of War.

Antigone Sr

Watch (in class):  segment of Trajal Harrell’s Antigone Sr.Antigone Sr https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=49&v=6v51IBW_RF4

NOTE:   ON FEBRUARY 7th THE ENTIRE CLASS WILL GO TO SEE THIS AT MIT.  THE SHOW BEGINS AT PM and Adrienne Truscott will talk with us after the performance.