Evening of Arts & Critical Cultural Transformation

November 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Evening of Arts & Critical Cultural Transformation

An Evening of Critical Cultural Transformation on November 11th in Philadelphia

Before headlines of endless grief, spiritual deficit, cybernetic smoke-and-mirrors — how do we use art instead to explore practices, pedagogies, and paradigms of critical cultural transformation? How does our art enable us to grieve? How does it remember ‘new’ communities? How does it confront ruling-class divisions (race and class) and seek to heal and renew interrelationships? This first exploratory session features artists from Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York, and a half-incidental, half-existential association with Goddard College.

There will also be food!


Metonymies: an Oral Mythography (!world premiere!)
“Metonymies” features a collage of three longer poems composed in and about the recent past. As a work of public witness, it seeks to exhibit the history we make within ourselves. Poets Gale Jackson, Eri Quinha Faria, and Ben Felker-Quinn perform their poems live to accompaniment by a short film (Ben Felker-Quinn). The ‘film-poem’ wrestles with critical narratives of self, of spirit, and the communities we look to renew and sustain.

And performances by Donia Salem Harhoor & Misty Sol (details forthcoming).

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For questions contact Meg Hammond: meg.hammond@goddard.edu

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November 11, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Philadelphia Ethical Society
1906 Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States


Ben Felker-Quinn