The "Crip Futures: Disability Culture at Dartmouth College" event series presents this art history talk with Olivia K. Young.
The "Crip Futures: Disability Culture at Dartmouth College" event series presents Sonic Distortions: Scripting Alternative Black, Queer, Disabled Ways of Being with Olivia K. Young, contemporary African diasporic art & visual culture scholar (PH.D.)
In their current project, How the Black Body Bends: Sensorial Distortions in Black Contemporary Art, Olivia Young analyzes the relationship between blackness, sensate formations, and material distortions in the artwork of contemporary black artists.
This talk will play with the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and disability within the etymological roots of the word "distortion", taking seriously the directive of 'undoing' scripted into the term. Additionally, Young turns to the sensory register of sound to showcase how artists are situating distortion as a transdisciplinary analytic that undoes ocular-centric epistemologies of blackness in the visual field. Young turns to the video installation My dreams, my works must wait till after hell (2011) by GIRL (Simone Leigh + Chitra Ganesh) (b. 1967 and 1975) to ask what non-visual representations of blackness surface in the work of artists when refracted through the lens of distortion?
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