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Roberta Hill on Indigenous Futurism

September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw/Cherokee), CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU, 2015. High fire glazed ceramic, repurposed tipi poles, wool, acrylic paint, wool blanket, glass beads, artificial sinew, copper jingles, and nylon fringe; 72 × 29 × 38 in. Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan. Image courtesy of Jeffrey Gibson Studio and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California. Photograph by Peter Mauney.

Through his work, Jeffrey Gibson imagines future possibilities by uniting traditions of the past with current socio-political shifts that are reshaping society. Roberta Hill will discuss Indigenous futurism within the context of Gibson’s art. Indigenous futurism seeks to reinvent science fiction genres through incorporation of Indigenous stories, knowledge, and perspectives.

Roberta Hill is professor of English and American Indian Studies at the UW-Madison, where she teaches courses on twentieth century literature and history; race, gender, class and ethnicity; and American Indian literature, among other subjects. Professor Hill is also a poet of Wisconsin Oneida heritage and author of Star Quilt, Philadelphia Flowers: Poems, and Cicadas: New and Selected Poems.


September 5
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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