CultureTalk: a project to foster awareness, discourse and understanding of the relationships between the arts, culture and contemporary society.
CultureTalk: Barry Lopez and Deke Weaver
Tuesday, March 7
Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for Performing Arts
500 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana (View Map)
National Book Award winner Barry Lopez is acclaimed for his passionate essays on ethics and ecology, but what defines his voice is a poetic narrative on humanity itself. Lopez paints a broad picture of our acknowledgment of, reciprocity with, and frequent disassociation from the land, water, and animals that sustains. His insights into the human./animal connections have informed the work of University of Illinois Art + Design Professor Deke Weaver. Noted for The Unreliable Bestiary, his catalogue of captivating site-specific works which includes Monkey, Elephant, and Wolf, Weaver has been inspired by Lopez’ ability to balance myth and assumptions with biological facts to “bring these beautiful, disparate details into focus, at the precise point where they come into contact with each other.” Moderating the conversation will be Jane Desmond, director of the International Forum for US Studies and professor of Anthropology and Gender and Women’s Studies at Illinois.
This year’s presentation is held in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, The Center for Advanced Study and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
As with all CAS events, this series is free and open to the public: however, tickets are required to reserve a seat. For free tickets to this event, please contact the KCPA Ticket Office.