June 4, 2021
First Friday Lecture: Trauma, Embodiment, Art by Laura Magnusson
Art can elucidate felt experiences of trauma in visual, embodied ways that are not possible through spoken and written language alone. How do artists make use of their own bodies to make visible internal, often invisible, lived realities of violence and survival? This talk will consider a range of interdisciplinary work from women and non-binary artists. Laura Magnusson is a queer interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker of white settler descent. Originally from Treaty One 1 Territory/Winnipeg, she is currently based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal pursuing a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities at Concordia University. Magnusson’s research-creation seeks to elucidate felt experiences of trauma, most recently by combining video, sculpture, performance and water. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Michigan (2019), and a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Manitoba (2010).
Live ASL interpretation will be provided. Auto-captions are available if you watch the lecture with Zoom. Free! Watch online with Zoom or Facebook Live.