Fall 2014 Events
Gallery Conversations: "Metamorphosis of a Myth"
– 5:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion
Linda Roth, '76, P '13, Charles C. and Eleanor Lamont Cunningham Curator of European Decorative Arts at the Wadsworth Atheneum and James Higginbotham, Associate Professor of Classics on the Henry Johnson Professorship Fund and Classics Associate Curator for the Ancient Collection in the Museum of Art, explore the making and use of tapestries as well as the long history and central themes associated with the myth of Cupid and Psyche. The discussion will examine the making and use of tapestries and representations of this tale over time. Presented in conjunction with Weaving the Myth of Pysche: Baroque Tapestries from the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Free and open to the public.
Illustration: Psyche at the Temple at Ceres (detail), ca. 1660. Wool, silk, and gold thread. Courtesy of the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Naked Cupcake Event
– 8:00 PM
Edwards Arts Center, White Box
Meeting for Majors, Minors, and prospective majors and minors in Visual Art. Come partake in a festival of cupcake adornment, meet new Visual Arts professors, and learn about important upcoming events in our department!
'Nowhere to Call Home' : Film Screening with Filmmaker Jocelyn Ford
– 10:00 PM
Edwards Arts Center, Room 115 [Digital Media Lab]
Nowhere to Call Home: a Tibetan in Beijing provides a rare glimpse into the world of a widowed Tibetan farmer, torn between her traditional way of life and her desire for her son to have a better future in the city. Shot in the slums of Beijing and a remote village near the epicenter of Tibetan self-immolations, this gripping story of a woman determined to beat the odds puts a human face on the political strife that fractures China and Tibet.
Beijing-based award-winning radio correspondent and filmmaker Jocelyn Ford hosts this screening, along with the following panel discussion. Ford has been a journalist in Asia for three decades and has a passion for stories on under-represented social issues. For over a decade, she was bureau chief for U.S. public radio's premier national business show, Marketplace, first in Tokyo, later in Beijing. In Japan, as the first foreigner in the prime minister's press corps, she persistently challenged unspoken taboos. In 2001, Ford became the first foreigner to co-produce and co-host China Radio International's first live drive-time news show.
The screening will begin at 7:00pm.
This event is sponsored by the departments of Visual Art, Cinema Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies.
'Sleep Dealer': A Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Alex Rivera
– 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
Filmmaker and Digital Media Artist Alex Rivera visits Bowdoin to screen and discuss his award-winning film, Sleep Dealer.
Rivera’s work has been telling new, urgent and visually adventurous Latino stories. His first feature film, Sleep Dealer, a science fiction tale set on the U.S./Mexico border, won multiple awards at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival. His film was also screened as part of ‘New Directors/New Films’ at the Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center and had a commercial release in the U.S., France, and Japan.
Sleep Dealer tells the story of Memo Cruz (Luis Fernando Peña), a young man in near future Mexico. When is family falls victim to a misguided drone attack he finds himself with no option but to head north, towards the U.S./Mexico border. But migrants can not cross this new world border – it’s been sealed off. Instead, Memo ends up in a strange digital factory in Mexico where he connects his body to a robot in America.
Sleep Dealer carries embedded in it profound political and economic critiques about issues as diverse as labor and immigration, technology and ethics, globalization, and the environment.
Sponsored by the Blythe Bickel Edwards Fund, Sociology and Anthropology, Romance Languages, Latin American Studies, Cinema Studies, the Office of the Dean of Multicultural Student Affairs, and the McKeen Center for the Common Good.