Northwestern University

Wed 7:00 PM

Tony Cokes: Screening and Q&A for SECURITY Sound and Vision Series

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When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM  

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and public welcome!

Contact: Jill Mannor   847.467.3970

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Fine Arts


As part of the Kaplan Institute's SECURITY Dialogues, Block Cinema welcomes acclaimed video artist Tony Cokes for a screening and discussion.

Since the late 1980s, Cokes's work has addressed issues of security by questioning state-imposed forms of visibility, with a particular emphasis on marginalized communities and media technologies in the post -9/11 "War on Terror." Drawing on his groundbreaking Evil series (2004-ongoing), this screening and artist talk explores the frictions between pop music and critical theory, political outrage and post-conceptual cool, oppressive regimes of visuality and the subversive subcultures of electronic music.

This screening is co-sponsored by the Block Museum of Art, Block Cinema, and the Kaplan Humanities Institute as part of the quarterly film series, "Security: Sound and Vision."

The series is part of the 2018-19 SECURITY Dialogues, a year-long conversation about struggles over security from humanistic perspectives, presented by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities in partnership with multiple Northwestern departments and programs.

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