When: Thursday, March 8, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM
Where: Rec Center Conference Rooms 3-4
This talk examines the performance art of Iraqi American artist Wafaa Bilal, illuminating how South Asian, Muslim and Arab diasporic expressive cultures challenge conventional “expert” approaches to terrorism, militarism and war. As opposed to statistical modes through which the collateral damage of war is calculated, this talk shows how diasporic cultural forms expose another calculus—a queer calculus of bodies in pain and of bodies that imagine alternatives to that pain.
Co-Sponsored by the Women & Gender Studies Program, the GLBTQ Resource Center, the Dept. of Ethnic Studies, the Dept. of English & The Dept. of Theatre & Dance.