SIMONE BROWNE AND DANIELLE DEAN IN CONVERSATION, MODERATED BY CURATOR ROBIN K. WILLIAMS
Thursday, March 29, 7pm
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)
Sociologist Simone Browne’s acclaimed book Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness examines surveillance in relation to the history of transatlantic slavery and its afterlives. These themes, informed in part by Browne’s research, are central to Danielle Dean’s multimedia installation True Red Ruin, on view at MOCAD. Come hear Browne and Dean in conversation about their projects and the different ways in which scholarly and artistic work can ignite critical dialogs and social consciousness. Simone Browne is Associate Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, the Department of Sociology, and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. She is an Executive Board member of HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) and a member of Deep Lab, a feminist collaborative comprised of artists, engineers, hackers, writers, and theorists. She is a co-editor of Errantries, a new book series focused on geographies of race published by Duke University Press. Her first book Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness was published by Duke University Press in 2015.