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the Black Dada Reader Reading


A reading & conversation from Adam Pendleton's Black Dada Reader, with Miriam Thaggert, Alea Adigweme, & Raj Chakrapani.

The Reader is a collection of texts that illustrate “Black Dada,” a term Pendleton uses to define his work -- a diverse range of sources including W.E.B. Du Bois, Stokely Carmichael, LeRoi Jones, Sun Ra, Adrian Piper, and Hugo Ball. By activating the Reader through spoken word, the Black Dada Reading engages Pendleton’s language-based practice, which seeks to explore, in his words, “language as material/material as language; language as image/image as language.” 

Thaggert, Adigweme, & Chakrapani will each read a short selection from the Reader and share a brief reflection on includes making connections with their own research and/or creative practices, followed by by a conversation/Q&A with the audience.

Co-presented with the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art. It will take place in the Dada Futures exhibition in the UISMA's gallery on the 3rd floor of the Iowa Memorial Union, in advance of Pendleton's April 26th visit and lecture in Art Building West through the Intermedia Research Initiative.

Later Event: April 27
Dazzle Crawl