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Tuesday, October 20 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Interdisciplinary Artists Using Performance to Express Environmental Art

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program (IARP) brings innovative, world-class artists to campus for a semester-long residency. Artists teach a course, present at least one free public event, and participate in community outreach activities and sponsored by at least two units. Since 1999, we have hosted more than 40 residencies with over 60 campus and community partners.

These interdisciplinary artists-in-residence have used performance to express their work in the environmental, land equity, and/or sustainability realm before, during, or after their residency. They will all speak briefly about their residency, their work, collaborations, and impacts on their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The IARP artists are Laura Anderson Barbata (Spring 2015) with residency guest artist Bently Spang; Carrie Hanson (Fall 2019) with residency guest artist Faheem Majeed; and Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez (Spring 2020).

This session is supported by the Anonymous Fund at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Laura Anderson Barbata

Born in Mexico City, Laura Anderson Barbata is a transdisciplinary artist currently based in Brooklyn and Mexico City. Since 1992 she initiated long term projects and collaborations in the Venezuelan Amazon, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Norway, and the United States that address issues... Read More →
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Bently Spang

Bently Spang is an independent multidisciplinary artist, educator, writer, curator, and an enrolled member of the Tsitsistas/Suhtai Nation (a.k.a. Northern Cheyenne) in Montana, who works in mixed media sculpture, video, performance, photography, and installation.  His work confronts... Read More →
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Carrie Hanson

Carrie Hanson is a choreographer, educator, and the artistic director of The Seldoms. She has designed projects with practitioners of visual arts, theater, music/sound design, fashion and architecture. In 2016, she was named Chicago Tribune’s “Chicagoan of the Year in Dance... Read More →
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Faheem Majeed

Faheem Majeed is a builder, literally and metaphorically. A resident of the South Shore neighborhood in Chicago, Majeed often looks to the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into larger questions around civic-mindedness, community activism, and institutional c... Read More →
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Ben Barson

Ben Barson is an award-winning composer, educator, baritone saxophonist, historian, and political activist. Barson cares deeply about the environment along with racial and social justice and inequities. Like his mentor Fred Ho, he composes music to impact change inspired by the jazz... Read More →
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Gizelxanath Rodriguez

Gizelxanath Rodriguez is a Mexican Indigenous (Yaqui) renowned vocalist, cellist, educator, and artivist (art and activism) at the intersection of Indigenous rights, ecosocialism and migrant justice. She is fluent in five languages (Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, and Italian... Read More →
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Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez

Together, Barson and Rodriguez co-founded the Afro Yaqui Music Collective, an ensemble that combines Afro-Asian musical and political affinities with inspiration from the struggles of the Yaqui of northern Mexico. Barson and Rodriguez strive to incorporate voices of regional and Indigenous communities in the creation of their boundary-pushing interdisciplin... Read More →

Tuesday October 20, 2020 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT