Past Events

Film cover for Bill Viola: The Eye of the Heart.
Directed by Mark Kidel
Depth of Field Film + Video
Monday, Nov 19, 2007 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

 

Photo of Robert Lepage.
“Performing Past and Present”
Forum on the Humanities & the Public World
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007 | 7:00 pm
Berkeley Art Museum Theater, 2621 Durant Ave.
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United States

Robert Lepage’s dynamic and original approach constantly pushes the boundaries of theatrical performance, most notably with the use of new technologies. Drawing inspiration from contemporary life, Lepage has influenced a generation of artists and practitioners with work that engages controversial topics such as language, sexuality, and the act of creation itself.

A sculpture of a man riding an upside-down horse. Sculpture by David Cerný, executed in foam, but made to look bronze.
Exhibit
Wednesday, Nov 7, 2007 to Thursday, Jan 31, 2008
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United States

An exhibition, lectures, and films focused on the explosion of interest in real and imagined pasts, especially medieval pasts, since 1989, from Estonia in the north to Bulgaria in the south.

Photo of Stefan Collini.
“Recognition and Persuasion: The Literary Critic as Cultural Critic”
Forum on the Humanities & the Public World
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2007 | 5:00 pm
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Stefan Collini has written widely on 19th- and 20th-century intellectual history and literature; his books include Public Moralists: Political Thought and Intellectual Life in Britain 1850-1930Matthew Arnold: A Critical Portrait; and Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain.

Film cover for Zizek.
Directed by Astra Taylor
Depth of Field Film + Video
Monday, Oct 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

 

Photo of Lynn Hunt.
“Inventing Human Rights”
Forum on the Humanities & the Public World
Friday, Oct 5, 2007 | 2:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Lynn Hunt’s specialties include the French Revolution, gender history, cultural history and historiography. Her books on the French Revolution include Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution and The Family Romance of the French Revolution.

Photo of Patricia Barber.
With Avenali Resident Fellow Patricia Barber
Saturday, Sep 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm
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United States
Film cover for Derrida.
Directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman
Depth of Field Film + Video
Monday, Sep 24, 2007 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

 

Painting by Squeak Carnwath.
Exhibit
Thursday, Aug 30, 2007 to Friday, Nov 2, 2007
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Squeak Carnwath is widely known for her large, luminous canvasses. “Carnwath builds her paintings up layer by layer, blending poetry and imagery with color and luminosity to emphasize the essence of her message: We should all take the time to appreciate and revel in the familiar circumstances of our daily lives,” art critic Miriam Seidel has said. As Carnwath herself puts it, “Art is the antidote that reminds us to breathe, to feel the soles of our feet and the touch of the ground on the bottom of our toes.”

Combined photos of Philip Kan Gotanda and Carey Perloff.
“After the War”
Forum on the Humanities & the Public World
Monday, Apr 9, 2007 | 5:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

In the world premiere of After the War, commissioned and developed by A.C.T. under the direction of Carey Perloff, Philip Kan Gotanda portrays an unexpected grouping of characters as they struggle to revive a community shattered by the effects of the war.

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