September 19-20, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 PM
Visual Arts Complex (VAC) Lobby
The Culture Crawl is a campus-wide event celebrating several cultural heritage sites and groups at CU Boulder. Stop by the different locations and take part in immersive activities, performances, games and shows. Every location you visit gives you a chance to win a prize.
Keynote address by Jennifer Ling Datchuk
Friday, September 22 at 5:00 PM in the VAC auditorium, 1B20
Jennifer Ling Datchuk is an artist born in Warren, Ohio and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is an exploration of her layered identity – as a woman, a Chinese woman, as an “American,” as a third culture kid. Trained in ceramics, Datchuk works with porcelain and other materials often associated with traditional women’s work, such as textiles and hair, to discuss fragility, beauty, femininity, intersectionality, identity, and personal history. Her practice evolved from sculpture to mixed media as she began to focus on domestic objects and the feminine sphere. Handwork and hair both became totems of the small rituals that fix, smooth over, and ground women’s lives. Through these materials, she explores how Western beauty standards influenced the East, how the non-white body is commodified and sold, and how women’s – globally, girls’ – work is still a major economic driver whose workers still struggle for equality.
Other ways to participate: Panel discussion on Graduate Student Success Saturday (open to all grads!)
September 23 from 9 -11 AM in the VAC auditorium, 1B20
Visiting Artist Lecture: Binh Danh
Monday, October 2 at 4:00 PM
Visual Arts Complex Auditorium 1B20
Binh Danh reconfigures traditional photographic techniques and processes in unconventional ways to delve into the connection between history, identity, and place. As a child who immigrated to the US from war-torn Vietnam in 1979, his family stories and diasporic experience are the foundation for his investigative practice. In his highly acclaimed series of chlorophyll prints, Danh uses photosynthesis to directly print portraits from the Vietnam War era onto the leaf's surfaces. Danh is also noted for his contemporary daguerreotypes of national parks. Their reflective surfaces enable people of all backgrounds to see themselves as a part of the beauty of the American landscape.
10/23 Tomashi Jackson
11/06 Jason Stopa
11/13 Sarah Rosalena
11/27 rafa esparza
Brianne Cohen, Assistant Professor, Contemporary Art History
Deep Horizons: A Multisensory Archive of Ecological Affects and Prospects
Cohen's co-edited volume with Erin Espelie and Bonnie Etherington, Deep Horizons: A Multisensory Archive of Ecological Affects and Prospects, has just been published online.
About the publication: The specifics of ecological destruction often take a cruel turn, affecting those who can least resist its impacts and who are least responsible for it. Deep Horizons: A Multisensory Archive of Ecological Affects and Prospects gathers contributions from multiple disciplines to investigate intersectional questions of how the changing planet affects specific peoples, communities, wildlife species, and ecosystems in varying and inequitable ways. A multisensory, artistic-archival supplement to the University of Colorado Boulder’s 2020-2022 Mellon Sawyer Environmental Futures Project, the volume enriches current conversations by bridging the environmental humanities and affect theory with insights from Native and Indigenous philosophies.
Visiting Artist Lecture Thursday, September 28, 2023 | Lecture: 6–7PM
University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Chapman Foundation Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
On Thursday, September 28, Martha Russo will give a FREE lecture at the Ent Center for the Arts to illuminate her monumental exhibition, caesura, currently on view at the Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA).
The Wizard, the Egg and Fitcher's Bird: Returning Spiritual Life to Nature in the Individuation of Women
About the book: The animus remains a baffling, misunderstood force in women's psychology, but the fairytale "Fitcher's Bird" brings his ambivalent, wizardly power and his psychic aims as the spirit of individuation into view, reaching into rich alchemical symbolism to do so. The tale and its alchemical background are illuminated with dreams and psychic images from several women's lives, whose stories help us understand the profound personal and archetypal value of engaging creatively with the animus.
Laurel Howe was a Jungian analyst and sandplay therapist from Denver, Colorado. Her psychological research focuses on the development and redemption of the feminine principle in pre-biblical Levantine images, exegetical texts, alchemy, legend, fairy tales, and in the everyday work of analysis and individuation. Sadly, Laurel passed away before this book was published.
In addition, she also authored “The Soul’s Invisible Life” which was published in the quarterly journal Psychological Perspectives, The Journal of Jungian Thought. This article delves into several Jungian themes, mainly challenging the idea "that because God has been declared dead the soul cannot be a divine phenomenon.” Norlin Library carries a subscription to the journal and it can be accessed online.