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CVC Lecture | Carlos Martiel
April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday, April 6, 2023 | 5:00 PM CST | Online: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/94545872626
Biography: Carlos Martiel is a multi-disciplined, performance artist whose work exists in the context of notions of the global apartheid, and calls attention to the violence and the cultural, political, and economic exploitation enacted by the US and Europe against Black people. Moreover, his performance work seeks to visibilize historical Black trauma as an effective tool for investigating and confronting the unresolved history of Black people’s dehumanization by Western societies, and to offer modes of resistance to it, often using his own nude body. In the works here, Carlos uses his body to inject these topics into his performances, effectively forcing the viewer to think about Blackness in the context of the Western colonial project, but also to think about what remains of those systems, how these systems have transformed in the present, and our own positionality to these systems. https://molaa.org/martiel Sponsors: Both events are free and open to the public. They are possible thanks to the generous financial support of the Anonymous Fund. The Center for Visual Cultures would also like to thank the departments of Spanish and Portuguese, Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, English, Chicano and Latino Studies, Theater and Drama, Gender and Women’s Studies, Art, Art History, Afro-American Studies, and LACIS.