This interdisciplinary panel with artist Michael Rakowitz and scholars Magnus Bernhardsson, Alison Gruseke, and Kirsten Scheid explores the historical context and contemporary resonance of Rakowitz's installation "The invisible enemy should not exist (Room Z, Northwest Palace of Nimrud)." This event is preceded by a gallery viewing and reception at the Williams College Museum of Art from 5 to 6 p.m. At 6 p.m., the group will walk across the street to Griffin Hall for the panel discussion.
Vocal performances inspired by time and space will be presented in conjunction with "Candle (from Earth into a Black Hole)."
Artists and performers Alice Bag and Johanna Went, both featured in the exhibition "Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.," reflect on their relationship to the networks of artists in the exhibition, the evolution of the punk scene in Los Angeles, and the changing role and representation of female performers.
Dances evoking the movement of the planets will coincide with this activation of Katie Paterson’s "Candle," which burns down in two-hour increments over 12 hours to create a journey through outer space via scents corresponding to sites in the universe.