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Liz Mputu Artist Talk
Liz Mputu Artist Talk
WhenWednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Campus locationCommunications Building (CMU)
Campus room120
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsHosted by The Black Embodiments Studio, a writing incubator and public lecture series that examines how definitions of blackness are produced and expressed through visual, aural, and affective realms—engaging three domains that underwrite the physical and metaphysical dimensions of inhabiting black skin. The Black Embodiments Studio is supported by the Simpson Center for the Humanities and the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.

In this artist's talk, Liz Mputu will discuss their practice of mobilizing video, interactive media, sculpture, and installation to examine questions of play, spirituality, and well/being within and beyond virtual space. Their multimedia and multiplatform practice engages questions of sex, gender, blackness, and queerness in ways that press against the privileging of whiteness that categories such as "internet art" and "feminist net art" can encompass, while also posing trenchant critiques of the mythos of the internet-as-utopia. Mputu's solo show, LVLZ Healing Center: IRL Application of Digi-Manifestation, is on view at Interstitial Gallery, 6007 12th Ave S, Seattle, until October 28.

Reception to follow.

Image: Elizabeth Mputu in Hello Selfie, 2015. Photo by Emily Raw.

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