Event Title

Art and Social Engagement

Streaming Media

Description

The two will present and discuss various examples of community-based art projects they have generated. Fletcher's socially engaged art practice focuses on participatory site-specific projects that reference issues and histories of specific communities and places, and asks community members to actively contribute to the realization of each project. Red Star concentrates on subjects related to her experience of growing up on the Crow Reservation, examining the history and current culture of Native Americans. Among the recent projects she will discuss is her photographic series, "My Home is Where My Tipi Sits (Crow Country)", which documents the everyday aspects of the reservation.

About the Lecturers: Harrell Fletcher, Associate Professor of Art and Social Practice at Portland State University, and Wendy Red Star, Adjunct Professor of Art at Portland State University

Document Type

Event

Start Date

1-2-2012 12:00 PM

End Date

1-2-2012 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Socially engaged art, Growing up on the Crow Reservation

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Feb 1st, 12:00 PM Feb 1st, 1:15 PM

Art and Social Engagement

Fairhaven College Auditorium

The two will present and discuss various examples of community-based art projects they have generated. Fletcher's socially engaged art practice focuses on participatory site-specific projects that reference issues and histories of specific communities and places, and asks community members to actively contribute to the realization of each project. Red Star concentrates on subjects related to her experience of growing up on the Crow Reservation, examining the history and current culture of Native Americans. Among the recent projects she will discuss is her photographic series, "My Home is Where My Tipi Sits (Crow Country)", which documents the everyday aspects of the reservation.

About the Lecturers: Harrell Fletcher, Associate Professor of Art and Social Practice at Portland State University, and Wendy Red Star, Adjunct Professor of Art at Portland State University