Art, Tech & Culture

Echoes from the Borderlands

Art, Tech & Culture
30 Nov, 2023

Echoes from the Borderlands

An Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium special event, presented with the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Arts Research Center (ARC), the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT), the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS), and as part of BCNM's Latinx & Latin American Media Ecologies program. Co-sponsored by the Latinx Research Center, the Center for Interdisciplinary Critical Inquiry (CICI) and the American Cultures Center.

with Valeria Luiselli, Leo Heiblum, and Ricardo Giraldo

Renowned writer Valeria Luiselli presents and discusses Echoes from the Borderlands, a sonic essay that documents the histories of violence against land and bodies in the US-Mexico borderlands. Soundscapes, music, poetry, essays, interviews, and archival material interweave in this experimental sound piece.

Echoes from The Borderlands is supported in part by DIA Art Foundation.

About Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of Sidewalks, Faces in the Crowd, The Story of My Teeth, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions and Lost Children Archive. She is the recipient of a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship and the winner of DUBLIN Literary Award, two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, The Carnegie Medal, an American Book Award, and has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Kirkus Prize, and the Booker Prize. She has been a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree and the recipient of a Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney's, among other publications, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She teaches at Bard College and is a visiting professor at Harvard University.

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