WHEN: October 8, 2015, 6 -8 PM
WHERE: Knox Hall, 606 W. 122nd Street, Room 509
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Judith Sloan, an artist dedicated to uncovering narratives of individuals and communities often ignored by the mass media, will present excerpts of her performance and radio work, and will discuss strategies and techniques developed in the process of creating theatre and multi-media art projects with new immigrant communities, intergenerational communities and refugee youth. She will share images, stories and audio excerpts from her award-winning work including from Crossing the BLVD (her collaborative work with Warren Lehrer), YO MISS! and excerpts from some of her radio including A Tattle Tale, sound pieces focusing on Cross-Cultural sound . Sloan will discuss her path from having interviewed Holocaust survivors over 25 years ago, and her work with police brutality stories, work in prisons and schools and her work with bringing disparate communities together in dialogues. This presentation is part talk and part hands-on participation by attendees in a series of exercises that focus on the art of listening and transforming stories into artistic expression. The tools and techniques can be used in a range of situations from college and university classes, with small groups healing from trauma, in community projects, radio and journalism, interviewing for creation of theatre, poetry, multimedia work, and can be adapted for all ages.
Judith Sloan is an actor, audio artist, writer, radio producer, human rights activist, and poet whose work combines humor, pathos, and a love of the absurd. For over twenty years, Sloan has been creating interdisciplinary works in audio and theater, portraying voices often ignored by the mass media. Her solo performances and plays include: Denial of the Fittest Responding to Chaos, A Tattle Tale: eyewitness in Mississippi, andCrossing the BLVD, and her new work YO MISS!. Sloan has received numerous grants and awards for including: a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Music/Sound, Queens Council on the Arts Grants, awards from the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and New York State Council on the Arts; the Brendan Gill Prize; BAXten Artists Award; and the Third Coast International Audio Festival short doc competition. Her YO MISS! audio pieces have won first place in the Missouri Review National Audio Competition. Her commentaries, plays, poetry and documentaries have aired on National Public Radio, WNYC, WBEZ Chicago, PRI, BBC, and public radio stations throughout the U.S. Her work has been produced throughout the U.S. and abroad at venues including La Mama, The Public Theatre, and The Smithsonian Institution, the Market Theatre (Johannesburg). Sloan is a faculty member at NYU’s Gallatin School, and is co-founder of EarSay, a non-profit dedicated to uncovering and portraying stories of the uncelebrated with projects that bridge the divide between documentary and expressive forms in books, exhibitions, on stage, in sound & electronic media.
SPONSORS: This talk is part of the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Columbia Center for Oral History Research (CCOHR) and the Oral History Master of Arts Program (OHMA). Support from the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) is provided for programming that embodies late Professor Paul Lazarsfeld’s commitment to improving methodological approaches that address concerns of vital cultural and social significance.
INFORMATION: For more information, please email Amy Starecheski at aas39(at)columbia.edu
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED