Fatimah Tuggar Symposium: Time and Technology
Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons, this multiday 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.
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, Mo., 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 am: Exploring Augmented Reality | Knapp Center
Workshop with Jesse Berdinka, BrickSimple LLC, and Jordan Tynes, Wellesley LTS
1:30 pm: Tour of Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons with exhibition curator Amanda Gilvin | Davis Museum
3–5 pm: Panel: Blue Worlds: New and Old Perspectives on Indigo | Newhouse Center Lounge, Green Hall
Fatimah Tuggar, Ken Botnick, Stephen Hamilton, Elin Noble
5–6 pm: Reception | Green Hall
Saturday, September 14
10 am: Dyeing with Plants | Paramecium Pond
Workshop with Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative and Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
1–4 pm: Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Elin Noble | Design studio, Pendleton West 102
This workshop is full, but you can sign up to be added to the waitlist.
2 pm Student-led drop-in tour | Davis Museum
Davis Summer Interns Elana Bridges ’20 and Maddy Allan-Rahill ’20 present a tour exploring technological themes in Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons.
the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative, the Newhouse Center for the Humanities, the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens, the Knapp Media & Technology Center, and BrickSimple LLC.
Artwork Credit: Courtesy of Fatimah Tuggar and BintaZarah Studios