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***CANCELLED*** Artist talk by Becci Davis

Monday, April 13, 2020
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Stamford Campus
MPR, Room 108

Becci Davis is a daughter, mother, American, Southern expatriate, and Black woman. She earned her MFA from Lesley University, and has been the recipient for the 2018 RISD Museum Artist Fellowship, Providence Public Library Creative Fellowship, the RI State Council on the Arts Fellowship in New Genres, and the St. Botolph Emerging Artist Award. Davis' creative practice explores the politics of representation, commemoration and monuments, both structural and cultural. It questions how to engage with an archive whose source and steward has historically been the dominant culture that oppressed and exploited my community. Working across disciplines, she collects still and moving images, documents, sound and oral narratives and constructs what Pierre Nora would call realms of memory, devices for remembering people, places, and events. These devices become monuments of duality: past and present, strength and oppression, obsoleteness and relevance, pride and anger, evidence and critique.

This is an Honors Event. Categories: Academic & Interdisciplinary Engagement OR Social Change, Service, & Sustainability

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Ingrid Semaan, ingrid.semaan@uconn.edu

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