February 1, 2013
Museum Theater, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2621 Durant Avenue (access via the Sculpture Garden)
Free and open to the public
Time Zones is a yearlong series of events sponsored by the Arts Research Center exploring time-based and socially engaged art practices in an international context.
Temporal Shifts is being organized in conjunction with a residency at the Arts Research Center by renowned Taiwanese playwright/director/filmmaker Stan Lai (Lai Sheng-Chuan), who is on campus for two weeks as an Avenali Resident Fellow. This daylong symposium brings together scholars, artists, and curators to discuss questions of temporality as they are articulated in time-based art forms such as cinema, sound, dance, and performance across China and Taiwan. Confirmed speakers and respondents to-date include:
Julia Bryan-Wilson, History of Art, UC Berkeley
Weihong Bao, Film & Media Studies, UC Berkeley
Meiling Cheng, Dramatic Art/Critical Studies, USC
Hou Hanru, curator and critic
Shih Chieh Huang, artist, New York/Taiwan
Guo-Juin Hong, Chinese Literature & Culture, Duke
Yen-Ting Hsu, sound artist, Taipei
Shannon Jackson, Theater, Dance & Performance Studies and Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
Andrew Jones, East Asian Languages & Cultures, UC Berkeley
Nunu Kong, choreographer, Shanghai
SanSan Kwan, Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, UC Berkeley
Stan Lai, playwright/director, Taipei
Jean Ma, Art & Art History, Stanford
Adel Wang Jing, Film and New Media, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Xiaoyu Weng, Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium, San Francisco
Xu Weixin, artist, School of Arts, Renmin University of China
Wen-hsin Yeh, History and Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies.
A detailed symposium schedule is available at arts.berkeley.edu.
The Time Zones series has been made possible by a generous grant from the Institute of International Studies; Temporal Shifts is co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies at UC Berkeley. Stan Lai's Avenali Fellowship is made possible by theTownsend Center for the Humanities, the Institute for East Asian Studies and by the Center for Chinese Studies.