Alex Rivera: Pop-docs: Music Videos Imagined in a Movement
Emory Douglas: Art Guided by Principle and Intention
Francisco "Papas Fritas" Tapia (via Skype): Papas Fritas
Mark Read: Insistence and Possibility
Moderator: Patricia Ybarra
Alex Rivera is a filmmaker who, for the past fifteen years, has been telling new, urgent, and visually adventurous Latino stories. His first feature film, Sleep Dealer, a science-fiction feature set on the U.S./Mexico border, won multiple awards at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival.
Emory Douglas, Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the 1980s, created the visual identity for the Black Panther Party. His iconic ‘Militant Chic’ images came to symbolize the struggles of the movement. Douglas continues to create art with social and political concerns transcending borders.
John Pluecker and Jen Hofer, both writers, artists, literary translators & interpreters, founded Antena: a language justice & literary experimentation collaborative. Antena activates links between social justice work & artistic practice by exploring how critical views on language help us to reimagine & rearticulate the worlds we inhabit. More info: antenaantena.org
Mark Read is an artist, educator, and activist based in Brooklyn, New York. Collaborative processes, interventionist strategies, and public engagement are at the heart of his practice of creative resistance. He has worked with and participated in numerous artist and activist collectives and projects, including Reclaim the Streets NYC, The Danger, and most recently The Illuminator collective, which he founded in March of 2012.
Patricia Ybarra is associate professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at Brown University. She is the author of Performing Conquest: Five Centuries of Theatre, History and Identity in Tlaxcala, Mexico. Her next project is a book about US Latino Theatre under Neoliberalism. Her interests include Mexican Theatre, US Latino Theatre, Historiography and Avant Garde theatre in the Americas.