Tina M. Campt: The Afterlives of Images: A Correspondence
John Molson School of Business, MB-9 Conference Centre – Room CD, 1450 Guy Street, Montreal, QC H3H 0A1
This lecture reflects on the fugitive registers of images created by artists who give photographs a second life as part of an active practice of correspondence. Enacting a triangulated set of correspondences between herself, black feminist theory, and a series of artworks that connect different time-spaces, she considers the afterlives which come into view when images are re-activated in ways that imagine black life, black bodies, and black spaces in a correspondence that straddles the present and past.
This lecture will be livestreamed and closed captioned: <Livestream here>
Tina Campt is Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor of Humanities in the Department of Art and Archeology and the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. Campt is a black feminist theorist of visual culture and contemporary art and the founding convener of the Practicing Refusal Collective and the Sojourner Project. Her early work theorized gender, racial, and diasporic formation in black communities in Europe and southern Africa, and the role of vernacular photography in historical interpretation. Campt has published five books including: A Black Gaze (MIT Press, 2021); Listening to Images (Duke University Press, 2017); Image Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe (Duke University Press, 2012); and Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory in the Third Reich (University of Michigan Press, 2004). Her co-edited collection, Imagining Everyday Life: Engagements with Vernacular Photography (with Marianne Hirsch, Gil Hochberg, and Brian Wallis Steidl, 2020), received the 2020 Photography Catalogue of the Year award from Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation.
This lecture is sponsored by the Feminist Media Studio, IFRC, The Black Perspectives Office, Post Image Lab
The Post Image acknowledges additional funding support from OVPRGS and SSHRC