April 15, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM & 1:30 - 4:00 PM
Cymer Conference Center, SME
participation by RSVP to lisac@ucsd.edu

Feeling Photography, a workshop on affect, photography, and transmedia, in tribute to the book Feeling Photography, ed. Elspeth Brown and Thy Phu (Duke 2014). Workshop presenters: Lisa Bloom on Offshore, Brenda Longfellow's interactive documentary on crude oil; Elspeth Brown, U Toronto, speaking about the TransPartners Project; Ken Gonzales-Day, Scripps College, on his work across photography and writing; Connie Samaras on her work with the Octavia Butler archives project; David Serlin, UCSD, on his work with the Helen Keller archives; Shawn Michelle Smith, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, on the work of Jason Lazarus; and Kamala Visweswaran, UCSD, on photography and the Gujarat genocide. Hosted by Lisa Cartwright (UCSD) and Elizabeth Wolfson (Brown) and moderated by Kelli Moore (NYU) and Pawan Singh (UCSD). Sponsored by Visual Arts with the generous support of the UC Humanities Research Institute.

April 15, 5-7pm, Calit2 Auditorium and gallery@calit2

Connie Samaras : Speculative Landscapes

A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH Connie Samaras, Lisa Bloom, Ken Gonzales-Day, AND Anna Joy Springer, followed by the OPENING of the joint exhibitions:

Connie Samaras: Speculative Landscapes - Works from the series V.A.L.I.S. and After the American Century at gallery@calit2 and Edge of Twilight at Visual Arts Gallery, SME, UC San Diego.

A panel discussion with Lisa Bloom, Ken Gonzales-Day, Anna Joy Springer, and Commie Samaras about the work of Connie Samaras, the LA-based artist and writer who since the 1980s has been producing speculative landscape series in photography and video installations organized around architectures of late capitalism erected out of the techno-utopian hopes and fantasies of modernity's recent past.

Sponsored by the gallery@calit2 and UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts.