Upcoming public events at
Carleton’s Weitz Center
(Note: times and venues are subject to change. Carleton recommends verifying before you attend: http://apps.carleton.edu/calendar/ .)
Film (Weitz Cinema)
Mon., Jan. 16 7:00 International Film Festival: “The True Cost” (Germany, 2015)
A distressing overview of the consequences of our addiction to fast fashion, The True Cost might suggest another exposé of corporate greed versus environmental well-being. That is certainly in evidence, but under the gentle, humane investigations of its director, Andrew Morgan, what emerges most strongly is a portrait of exploitation that ought to make us more nauseated than elated over those $20 jeans.
Fri., Jan. 20 6:00 “Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body” (2013)
Directed by Bojana Cvejić (see her talk below). “A research-based essay film, but also a very personal perspective on the history of socialist Yugoslavia, its dramatic end, and its recent transformation into a few democratic nation states.” (imdb.com)
8:00 Student Union Movie Organization: “Arrival” (2016)
“When 12 mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.” (imdb.com)
Sat., Jan. 21 8:00 “Arrival”
Lecture (Perlman Museum)
Thur., Jan. 19 6:00 “On Dance Constructions, Plastic, and Public Collections”
Sandra Teitge, New York-based critic, lectures on contemporary dance in museums, providing context to “Felt Room” in the Perlman Teaching Museum.
Talk (Weitz 236)
Fri., Jan. 20 4:30 “A Conversation with Bojana Cvejić: Performance Theorist and Maker”
Born in Belgrade and based in Brussels, Cvejić is a co-founding member of TkH editorial collective with whom she has realized many projects and publications. Cvejić is Professor of Philosophy of Art at the University Singidunum in Belgrade. Her current research focuses on social choreography, technologies and performances of the self, and time and rhythm in performance poetics and Post-Fordist modes of production. (Following the conversation, there will be a screening of her film “Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body”; see listing above.)
Dance (Perlman Museum)
Thur., Jan. 19 7:00 “Felt Room” Performance
Presented by BodyCartography Project in collaboration with the Carleton Dance Program. A dance designed to be more felt than seen, engaging performers and audiences. Experience this unique installation designed by Olive Bieringa of BodyCartography with guest dancers and members of the Carleton Semaphore Repertory Dance Company. (Occasional performances will continue through February 23.)
Sat., Jan. 21 1:00 “Felt Room” Performance
Preserving China’s Past: Paintings of the Ming-Qing Dynasties (through Feb. 19)
Over 30 recently restored Chinese scroll paintings, dating to the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1644 and 1644-1912), on loan from the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, California.