«Black Flow»

Lecture: Black Flow - Gesture, Seriality. On Minor Life Repertoires

This talk offers a meditation on the relationship between seriality and movement. Specifically, it aims to rethink seriality as it shapes non-narrative expressions of black movement. First, I focus on seriality as a compositional and de-compositional motif with respect to black movement repertoires. Second, I theorize the gestic as central to the abstract refrains of fugitivity, flight, and refusal that attend black life.

Lecture with:

Rizv ana Bradley is Assistant Professor of the History of Art and African-American Studies at Yale. Her forthcoming book project is a recipient of a Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, and offers a critical examination of the black body across a range of experimental artistic practices that integrate film and other media. Bradley guest edited a special issue of the journal Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, and has published articles in TDR: The Drama Review, Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, Black Camera: An International Film Journal, and Film Quarterly. She was a Helena Rubinstein Critical Studies Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Dominique Grisard a historian by training, teaches Gender Studies at the University of Basel and directs the Swiss Center for Social Research. Currently she is finishing a monograph on the color pink. Together with Andrea Zimmermann she created the event-platform “The Art of Intervention”.


30. April 2020, 18.15


Kunstmuseum Basel, St. Alban-Graben 8, 4010 Basel


«Circular Flow - Zur Ökonomie der Ungleichheit»
07. Dezember 2019 – 03. Mai 2020 Kunstmuseum Basel (Schweiz)

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