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Community Event: Confinement, Politics of Space and Bodies – CAC Symposium
February 29, 2020 - March 1, 2020
Symposium: February 29-March 1.
IJPC program manager, Jessie Frank, will be a speaker at the symposium on Saturday, February 29th for Pairing 1, “Institutional and Industrial Complexes: Confinement, a Governmental Construction?”
The group exhibition Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies, on view until March 1st at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (CAC), centers around the safety provided by restricted spaces, while also evoking constriction and restriction. It discusses the effects of institutional systems of confinement and approaches notions of mobility and movement. In conjunction with the University of Cincinnati, the CAC is proposing a two-day symposium the last weekend of the exhibition devoted to this ambiguous notion of “confinement.” This event will allow an in-depth conversation between film scholars, faculty, students, exhibited artists and the general audience and aims to raise and possibly answer questions of established narratives: ownership over bodies and mapping out confinement through stories of resistance and surrender.
The program consists of three panels, during which invited scholars and faculty will be conversing with artists from Confinement, along with guests and visitors. For the first time, the walls of Géographie, the cell installation at the center of the exhibition, which remained closed throughout its duration, will be open to the public, and film screenings will be organized inside of the artwork. Through this process of revelation, the CAC offers an inside-view of the room, which saw the confinement of three dancers.