Category: Videos

YOUR DAY IS MY NIGHT

On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, we screened Lynne Sachs‘s Your Day Is My Night. In the moving hybrid documentary/performance piece, the bed becomes stage as immigrant residents of a shift-bed apartment in the heart of Manhattan’s Chinatown are both performers and participants, storytellers and actors. Sharing their experiences as migrants and city dwellers, they reveal …

Roger Shimomura

We marked Roger Shimomura’s 2012-13 residency with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU with this short piece about his work, life, and inspiration.

Refashioning Race

Refashioning Race, Gender, and Economy What possibilities do technologies pose for alternative fashions, embodiments, and representations? How can relationships between consumer and producer shift in the digital realm? On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, Minh-ha T. Pham (Threadbared; Of Another Fashion; Cornell University), Ashley Mears (Pricing Beauty: The Making of a Fashion Model; Boston University), Mimi …

WHO WE BE

In Who We Be: The Colorization of America (forthcoming Fall 2013), Jeff Chang (Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Stanford) carefully analyzes the gaps between what we see and what we think. He asks us to consider, how did multiculturalists, in fact, win the culture wars? And despite the change in our visual culture and the proliferation …

Sovereign Pedagogies

Sovereign Pedagogies: Two Talks and Spoken Word from Hawai‘i to Palestine Thursday, May 2, 2013 Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua discusses her new book, The Seeds We Planted: Portraits of a Native Hawaiian Charter School (University of Minnesota Press, March 2013). Hālau Kū Māna is one of the only Hawaiian culture-based charter schools in urban Honolulu. Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua reveals …

THE RED TAPES

THE RED TAPES, 1977-79 Saturday, April 13, 2013 A screening of Naeem Mohaiemen’s United Red Army (The Young Man Was, Part 1) (70 min, 2012), based on tapes of the 1977 negotiations between the Japanese hijacker of JAL 472 and the control tower in Bangladesh, along with a selection of films from the Afghan Films …

Hanging on Union Square

The Hanging on Union Square: A celebration of the life and work of H.T. Tsiang Thursday March 28, 2013

Responding to Disaster

Responding to Disaster in Working-Class New York: Housing and Community After Hurricane Sandy Monday, December 3, 2012

Beasts

October 6, 2012 Beasts of the ‘Northern’ Wild: Why Benh Zeitlin’s Indie Film is So Important A 2012 Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life Lunch Session Saturday, October 6, 2012  

At Home In The World

Renaissance Renegade: A Jessica Hagedorn Retrospective consisted of discussion, performance, film, and music showcasing the interdisciplinary work of writer Jessica Hagedorn. Curated by Christine Bacareza Balance (UC Irvine), the retrospective ended with a conversation with Hagedorn. Co-sponsored by NYU Departments of Performance Studies and Dramatic Writing at Tisch School of the Arts, Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU, …