an evening with DARKMATTER: the IT GETS BITTER tour

  • Social Sciences, Room 1001 735 Anderson Hill Rd Purchase, NY, 10577 United States

TUES, MARCH 24 - 8PM
SOCIAL SCIENCES LECTURE HALL (1001)

DARKMATTER: the IT GETS BITTER tour
with an introduction by Prof. Shaka Mcglotten (Media|Society|& the Arts)

DARKMATTER is a trans south asian performance art duo compromised of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian. Based in New York City, DarkMatter regularly performs to sold-out houses at venues like La MaMa Experimental Theater, Nuyorican Poets Café, and the Asian American Writer’s Workshop. DarkMatter was recently part of the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival as well as the Queer International Arts Festival. Known for their quirky aesthetic and political panache, DarkMatter has been invited to perform at stages and universities across the world.

SHAKA MCGLOTTEN
"My work mixes methods from the humanities and social sciences. I have a background in artmaking and a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology. Most of my research and writing is grounded in ethnographic modes of attention and deals with some configuration of issues related to media, technology, gender, sexuality, and race. Much of my work falls broadly under rubrics of affect and political feelings, or the ways our sensed experiences and emotional engagements with the world inform and are subject to politics and other forms of power. But my interest in these forms and practices is resolutely at their seams and fault lines, where things come together, fall apart, are made vulnerable, where new worlds of experience might emerge."

PFBYMSAF
IN COLLABORATION WITH SUB MAG + WPSR 
free to STUDENTS and REGISTERED GUESTS
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