Brown Arts Initiative

REMAKING fiction/nonfiction: mini series

Nov 12 and 13, 2020

Brown Arts Initiative continues REMAKING the real in November with REMAKING fiction/nonfiction. This mini series features artists complicating "truth" by means of imaginative interventions, complicating what's "made up" via worldly interruption, complicating authorship by questioning authenticity and ownership, and ultimately finding ways to push the messiness of "real" and "fake" into our faces for renewed consideration. Join us for REMAKING: fiction/nonfiction November 12 and 13 featuring artist talks, readings and screenings of works that blur the line between fiction and nonfiction. 

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Explore original works by artists Nov 10 - 15 and listen to the artists in conversation Nov 12 + 13

Artist Talks Nov 12 + 13

Nov 12, 12:00pm Join BAI as Elizabeth Mitchell ’88 reads from her recently published book Lincoln’s Lie. Following the reading, Elizabeth will be joined in conversation by faculty members Emily Hipchen and Elizabeth Rush from the Department of English.
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Nov 12, 3:00pm Join Brown Arts Initiative for a conversation with Raja Feather Kelly and Professor Sydney Skybetter, department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies. Kelly and Skybetter will discuss Kelly’s work The Love Episode.
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Nov 12, 5:00pm Join Brown Arts Initiative for a conversation with filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane and Prof. Karan Mahajan, Department of Literary Arts. Tamhane and Mahajan will discuss Tamhane’s film Court.
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Nov 13, 3:00pm Join filmmaker Kirsten Johnson ’87, interdisciplinary artist Michelle Ellsworth and conceptual artist Mary Ellen Carroll as they discuss the humorous, sometimes absurd, and intensely poignant projects they’ve undertaken as they grapple with mortality.
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Screenings Available Nov 10 - 15

Narayan Kamble, an aging folk singer is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited a sewage worker to commit suicide. As the trial unfolds, the personal lives of the lawyers and the judge involved in the case are observed outside the court.
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The Love Episode is a 2017 American docufiction performance, which premiered as part of Lumberyard in The City June 22-24, 2017. Directed by Raja Feather Kelly, the performance stars Kelly and his company as themselves performing a post-ballet theatre musical that reimagines and attempts to recreate the unrecorded, deleted and lost footage from Saturday Night Live’s 2015 Episode on Love and War (The Love Episode).
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As her father nears the end of his life, filmmaker Kirsten Johnson stages his death in inventive and comical ways to help them both face the inevitable. The film will be streamable through Netflix. If you do not have Netflix, please contact [email protected] and a 1-week subscription code will be provided to you.
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