HOME > SESSION IV > April 28-30, 2005
Thursday / April 28
7-8pm > PRESENTATION > Walid Raad / "My Neck is Thinner than a Hair" @ Krannert Art Museum #62
EXHIBITION > Krannert Art Museum > Mapping Sitting: On Portraiture and Photography
Mapping Sitting, a project by Walid Raad and Akram Zaatari focuses on commercial works that have received little attention from art historians, raising questions about portrait photography in the Arab world, and portraiture, photography, and visual culture in general. The exhibition includes a range of images and presentation methods, such as 4,500 passport photographs of Tripoli residents pinned to the wall and a video projection based on group portraits of military men from Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq between 1880 and 1960. Collectively the images convey the multifaceted, pluralistic communities captured by indigenous photographers, images far different from those currently associated in the West with the "Arab street."
Walid Raad's presentation and exhibition are organized by the Krannert Art Museum
10pm > NIGHT WALK @ Allerton Park > Meet at Visitor Center (North Entrance) > Follow signs to the Visitor-Information Center
Friday / April 29
10am > PRESENTATION > Jack Turner > Art & Design #229
12pm > PRESENTATION > Mike Pearson > Art & Design #229
2pm > PRESENTATION > Jane Rendell > Art & Design #229
4pm > PRESENTATION > Tim Cresswell > Art & Design #229
9pm > MUSICAL PERFORMANCE with David Rothenberg & Jason Finkelman > Music Building / Main Auditorium > 1114 W. Nevada St.
Saturday / April 30
10am-12pm > PUBLIC WALK (~3 miles) @ Homer Lake Forest Preserve (MAP) > Meet at the main entrance near the Environmental Education Center > Homer Lake Forest Preserve is 15 miles southeast of Champaign-Urbana. From I-74, take the Ogden exit, go south on Route 49 about two miles and follow the signs.
1pm > PRESENTATION > David Rothenberg > Art & Design #229
2:30pm > PRESENTATION > David Abram > Art & Design #229
4pm > PRESENTATION > Danica Phelps > Art & Design #229
Sunday / May 1
OVERNIGHT EXPEDITION with Mike Pearson (Day 1/2) > Details TBA
Monday / May 2
OVERNIGHT EXPEDITION with Mike Pearson (Day 2/2) > Details TBA
Session IV Poster: DOWNLOAD PDF
Sponsors: College of Fine & Applied Arts // Frances P Rohlen Visiting Artist Fund // Center for Advanced Study // Krannert Art Museum // Initiative on Aging // School of Art & Design // The Environmental Council // Department of Kinesiology // SORF // Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities // Robert Allerton Park // Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory // Native American House // Asian American Studies // Department of Anthropology // Landscape Architecture
Photo Credit: Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko / People in Motion
Additional Information: Nicholas Brown / Kevin Hamilton
HOME & INTRODUCTION // SCHEDULE & PARTICIPANTS // BIBLIOGRAPHY & LINKS
WKM READING GROUP // ONLINE EXCHANGE // OTHER WALKERS
... A PROTRACTED SYMPOSIUM ...
WALKING AS KNOWING AS MAKING // A PERIPATETIC INVESTIGATION OF PLACE
SPRING 2005 // UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS @ URBANA-CHAMPAIGN