We are really excited to be welcoming the extraordinary artist and scholar Janani Balasubramanian as our 2020 Visiting artist. Janani Balasubramanian is a writer, new media artist, and immersive theater maker based in New York City. Balasubramanian’s practice involves deep collaborations with astrophysicists, as well as engagement with both old storytelling forms and contemporary technologies…

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Artist Statement Rachel Lam (any pronouns) is an artist who works with visuals, sounds, words, and movement. The following is Rachel’s standard introduction for themselves in Cherokee: “Letsili dagwado’a. Tsigiduwagi nole tsitsaniyi-aniugama nole tsiyunega. Seattle digwatvsv’i. Nigalsdanv’i sidanelvi. My name is Rachel. I’m Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, white, and a first-generation Malaysian-American. I grew up…

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Investigating histories of archaeology, anthropology and repatriation on Kodiak Island, Alaska, and the work of black and Indigenous thinkers and artists, Lukin Linklater will contextualize her practice in performance alongside and in relation to cultural belongings as gestures towards repatriation. She will speak to a specific work, We wear one another, 2019, a commission for…

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