The Radical Capacities of Ghosts, Auto-Deportation, and Art

Monday, Oct 11, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Radical Kinship Series

The Radical Capacities of Ghosts, Auto-Deportation, and Art

In “The Radical Capacities of Ghosts, Auto-Deportation, and Art,” scholar Dillon Sung (USC) will present “Sounds of Silence,” an essay that meditates on the potential capacities of dwelling, madness, and dwelling in madness as the conditions and methods that have emerged under the threat of state violence for undocumented peoples in the US.  Public scholar and artist César Miguel Rivera Vega Magallón (Mexico Advocacy Fellow at the Rhizome Center for Migrants in the city of Guadalajara) will present an art talk titled, “ Laudes Guadalaxarensis Civitatis,” which explores the moment when the uncertainty and tedium of irregular migration status becomes an existential anguish or a more concrete threat to health and safety, which makes some illegalized migrants turn to taboo fantasies of return as a way to reclaim agency and survive in climates that attempt to crush that agency.

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The Radical Kinship Series is curated and hosted by CRG’s Arts and Humanities Initiative Research Scholar, Alán Pelaez Lopez.

IMPORTANT: We will begin allowing access to the webinar at 3:55 pm PDT. Once the Zoom capacity for the webinar has reached its limit of 100 attendees, those unable to access the webinar can view the conversation via livestream at CRG’s Facebook Page.

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