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Fatimah Tuggar: Time and Technology

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 4:00pm
Wellesley College

Symposium

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons, this symposium brings together scholars, artists, technologists, and Wellesley College students to present new critical perspectives on Fatimah Tuggar’s multimedia practice. The event features talks, tours, and interactive workshops organized over two days. 

Co-sponsored by the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative, the Newhouse Center for the Humanities, the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens, the Knapp Center, and BrickSimple LLC

Multimedia artist Fatimah Tuggar (b. 1967, Kaduna, Nigeria) interrogates the systems underlying human interactions with both high-tech gadgets and handmade crafts. Now based in Kansas City, Tuggar is renowned for her work that layers binary code with artisanry, and her sculptures, photomontages, videos, and interactive works challenge romanticized notions of ancient traditions and recent inventions.

Friday, September 13

  • 10:00 AM  Exploring Augmented Reality - Workshop with Jesse Berdinka (BrickSimple LLC) and Jordan Tynes (Wellesley LTS) Knapp Center
  • 1:30 PM Tour of Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons with exhibition curator Amanda Gilvin, Davis Galleries
  • 3:00-5:00 PM  Panel: Blue Worlds: New and Old Perspectives on Indigo Fatimah Tuggar, Ken Botnick, Stephen Hamilton, Elin Noble, Newhouse Center Lounge, Green Hall
  • 5:00-6:00 PM – Reception, Green Hall

Saturday, September 14

  • 10:00 AM Dyeing with Plants Workshop with Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative and Wellesley College Botanic Gardens. Meet at Paramecium Pond. Workshop takes place at Paramecium Pond and Pendleton West Loading Dock.
  • 1:00-4:00 PM Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Elin Noble, Design studio, Pendleton West (PNW) 102, Free, This workshop is Full, to be added to the wait list click here
  • 2:00 PM Drop-in Public Tour -2019 Davis Summer Interns Elana Bridges '20 and Maddy Allan-Rahill '20 present a tour exploring technological themes in Fatimah Tuggar: Home's Horizons.

Free and open to the public.