Category Archives: Events

“A Body in Fukushima”

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Straight from Andrew Chatfield:

“A Body in Fukushima” is a haunting series of color photographs and videos presented in a groundbreaking exhibition across all three of Wesleyan’s galleries. Last year, dancer-choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer-historian William Johnston followed abandoned train tracks through desolate stations into eerily vacant towns and fields in Fukushima, Japan. Following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the explosions of the Daiichi nuclear plant made the area uninhabitable. Sometimes in vulnerable gestures and at other times in a fierce dance, Ms. Otake embodies grief, anger, and remorse. Mr. Johnston’s crystalline images capture her with the cries of the Fukushima landscapes. “By placing my body in these places,” she says, “I thought of the generations of people who used to live there. I danced so as not to forget.” A project of witness, remembrance, and empathy, “A Body in Fukushima” grapples with the reality of human failure. As Mr. Johnston writes, “By witnessing events and places, we actually change them and ourselves in ways that may not always be apparent but are important.”

William Johnston is Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Wesleyan, and Eiko Otake is Visiting Artist in the Dance Department and the College of East Asian Studies.

Locations/Dates:

South Gallery, Erza and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut
Tuesday, February 3 through Sunday, March 1, 2015
Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-5pm

Davison Art Center, 301 High Street, Middletown, Connecticut
Tuesday, February 3 through Thursday, March 5, 2015
Tuesday-Sunday Noon-4pm

College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center, 343
Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut
Tuesday, February 3 through Sunday, May 24, 2015
Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-4pm
Closed Friday, March 6 through Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Date: February 3rd through May 24th
Place: Across all three of Wesleyan’s Galleries!
Cost: Free!

Type Club Info Session

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Mailed in via carrier pigeon from Molly Grund ’16:

Type Club is a student-run graphic design collective and we are looking for new designers! We work to create logos, posters and other branding work for student groups at Wesleyan and for organizations affiliated with the University (student-created businesses, apps, etc.) If you’d like to join or if you’re just interested in what we do, please come! It will be the most fun ever guaranteed.

P.S. If you can’t make it but would still like to apply, please email wesdesigned[at]gmail[dot]com

Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 8PM – 9PM
Place: Digital Design Studio (In the DAC)

WeSNL Actually Holds Auditions

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Straight from Charlie Martin ’16:

Hey one and all, Wesleyan’s oldest and only video sketch comedy group is holding auditions once again this week. We’re looking for actors, writers, and filmmakers with that comedic fire in their hearts. So if you’ve got the right kind of gumption then drop by and strut your stuff!

Auditions are Tuesday, Usdan Multipurpose Room, (7-9) and Saturday, Usdan 108, (1-3)

Check out our Facebook event, FB page & YouTube page to see what you’re getting yourself into.

Date: Tuesday, February 3rd & Saturday, February 7th
Time: 7PM – 9PM & 1PM – 3PM, respectively
Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room & Usdan 108, respectively
Cost: A smile

How to Destroy Higher Education

LIVE.Aid_RothA special Wesleyan event via wesconnect:

Join us for a talk in Memorial Chapel by Michael S. Roth, President of Wesleyan University and author of Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, about threats facing higher education today.

Date: Tuesday, Feb 3
Time: 7 p.m. – Talk; 8 p.m. – Reception & book signing
Place: Memorial Chapel

 

Local Co-op info session

Local Co-op sign up form got you confused? Come to our info session today for the answers to all your questions about getting involved with the co-op, swipe day and more. Remember the last day to sign up is tomorrow Tuesday the 3rd at 6:00pm. Don’t forget!!! Also if you don’t want to leave your house (reasonable) and still have questions email wesleyanlocalcoop[at]gmail.com

Time: Monday the 2nd at 8:00pm
Place: Shanklin 107
Cost: Free!
Link to sign up for the co-op

History Department Winter Social

winter3I think the title says it all, but if you need more details, Theo “Guess He’s Not An Anthro Major” Sullivan ’16 has them:

Meet history faculty, fellow students, and enjoy some warm winter treats: hot chocolate, cappuccino, cookies, coffee cakes, carrots, and much more!

Date: February 3rd
Time: 4:15 PM
Place: Zelnick