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Mar
7
2022

“Let Yourself Rest”: A Lunchtime Conversation with Shirien Damra & Lux Eterna on Art as a Practice of Resistance

When: Monday, March 7, 2022
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Central

Where: Online

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

Cost: Free

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement, Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity

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Please join the MENA Studies Program, the Center for the Church and the Black Experience at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and “Ye Shall Inherit the Earth”—A Traveling Art Exhibition for this conversation with artists Shirien Damra and Lux Eterna on Art as a Practice of Resistance.

Shirien Damra is a freelance designer and illustrator based in Chicago, where she was born and raised. Growing up in a working-class Palestinian refugee family, Shirien recognized the impact of systemic racism early on. She went on to study sociology, receiving her bachelor's and master's degree in the field from DePaul University. For over 10 years, she has dedicated herself to community organizing and social justice advocacy work. Shirien uses art and creativity as a tool to uplift social justice movements and campaigns, to amplify marginalized groups, to promote community healing, and to envision a better world.

Lux Eterna is a Western Sydney-based interdisciplinary artist exploring the embodied gaze, authoring post-human futures, decolonisation and awareness. She won the Cumberland Art Prize for her Birch Tree Study 2018 made on residency at Arteles, Finland. Following a 2017 residency at Critical Path, performed in 2018 her co-devised work Soft Prosthetics & Metal Gods as part of Legs on the Wall’s double bill Above Ground with long time collaborator Kathryn Puie; the work is to be auspiced by Branch Nebula for future development. Lux’s video and 2D works have been exhibited at Peacock, Gaffa, Interlude, 107 Projects galleries alongside being granted residencies at Bundanon Trust, NSW and Arteles, Finland.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Church and the Black Experience at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and “Ye Shall Inherit the Earth”—A Traveling Art Exhibition.

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