A Requiem: Imagining Movement Out of Text

  • Workshop

  • Zellerbach, Room 170

  • Sunday, March 8
  • 11:00AM-1:00PM

Performance Studies graduate student Joshua Williams and Gowri Vijayakumar assembled the text of “A Requiem” from coroner’s reports, courtroom testimony and newspaper articles pertaining to the deaths of 13 black people — including Emmett Till, Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin — at the hands of the police or armed vigilantes from 1955 until 2014.

How do we — can we — imagine movement coming out of this archive? How do we stage our affective responses to a system that so spectacularly stages death?

All UC Berkeley affiliates are encouraged to attend.