By Missy Parkinson.
Summer Forum for Inquiry + Exchange is being held in New Harmony this week. Summer Forum is a residential program centered on extended dialogue around the 2012 theme “Community, Utopia, and the Individual.”
Evening events are free and open to the public:
Saturday, July 21, 8 pm: Screening of “Somewhere to Disappear”
“Somewhere to Disappear” is a 57 minute documentary directed by Laure Flammarion & Arnaud Uyttenhove. The hero of the film, Alec Soth, undertakes to write a manual on how to disappear in America. We follow him on his search for men who live on the margins of society.
Sunday, July 22, 8 pm: Presentation by Timothy McCarthy
McCarthy is a Lecturer on History & Literature and on Public Policy at Harvard University. He is also director of the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.
Monday, July 23, 8 pm: Presentation by Linh Dinh
Linh Dinh was born in Vietnam in 1963 and came to the US in 1975. He is author of stories, poems, a novel, political essays, and an ambitious blog, State of the Union. A book of his photos and political writing is scheduled for release in 2013.
Tuesday, July 24, 8 pm: Interview with Randall Szott
Randall Szott spent 11 years in college at 7 schools in 5 states and has 3 degrees. Today, his life is a series of three week cycles on land and three at sea working as a cook aboard the largest US owned hopper dredge.
Wednesday, July 25, 8 pm: Presentation by Marisa Olson
Olson’s work combines performance, video, net art, sound, drawing, and installation to address the history of technology, the politics of participation, and the aesthetics of failure. Her cultural critiques have extended to curating exhibitions at the Guggenheim and other institutions.
Thursday, July 26, 8 pm: Presentation by Lucky Dragons
Lucky Dragons is an ongoing collaboration between Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. They are known for their participatory approach to making music, radically inclusive live shows, and their sprawling catalogue of digital sounds.
All events will take place at the Atheneum, 401 N. Arthur St., New Harmony. Summer Forum is co-sponsored by Historic New Harmony, a unified program of University of Southern Indiana and Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites.