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  Artists and Activists from Around the Globe Convene at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) for the Fourth Annual Arts in the One World Conference

calarts_logo.gifThe upcoming Arts in the One World conference , January 14-18, 2009 addresses issues in Rwanda, Palestine, and Kurdistan through workshops, panel and roundtable discussions, readings, films and live performance

 

 Jan 17, 2009 Saturday: Kurdistan:
 
The keynote speaker is contemporary Kurdish poet, Choman Hardi, who will discuss Genocide, Rape and Silence in Kurdistan/Artistic Practice in Response to the Anfal

Soraya Fallah will speaks on the endowment of language and heritage through lullabies as sung by Kurdish mothers to their children in time of conflict , and Cklara Moradian, A Tortured Cliché, A Fragmented Identity

Overview Panel - The contemporary Kurdish scene, locally and internationally: Nancy Buchanan, Soraya Fallah, Choman Hardi, and Cklara Moradian

Artists increasingly use their skills across professional boundaries--effecting change and fostering dialog as citizens of their nations and the world. Exploring uses of the arts in times of extremity, the fourth annual Arts in the One World conference will convene at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) from January 14-18, 2009. The event is open to the public.

"At CalArts, we believe profoundly in the potential for the arts to help us reconnect over even the deepest cultural and historical chasms," said CalArts' President Steven Lavine. "The Arts in the One World conferences bring together artists who are risking their lives to work in areas of conflict--offering invaluable opportunities to learn from one another and to inspire our students to future lives as citizen artists."

The international conference is a project of The More Life: Cultural Studies and Genocide Initiative, an on-going series of collaborations between CalArts and the Interdisciplinary Genocide Study Center (IGSC) in Kigali, Rwanda. For six years, The More Life Initiative has facilitated exchanges between the United States, Rwanda and Uganda--employing the arts as powerful tools of grass roots diplomacy, reconciliation and education.

Women have assumed vital roles in Rwanda's recovery and reinvention, with its parliament numbering the most female members in the world. Inspired by this example, the conference theme is Motherhood and Revolution: how women, and mothers in particular, are innovating in conflict and post conflict circumstances--and in the process, expanding ways in which one is an artist/activist in the world.

The upcoming Arts in the One World conference addresses issues in Rwanda, Palestine, and Kurdistan through workshops, panel and roundtable discussions, readings, films and live performance. The keynote speaker is contemporary Kurdish poet, Choman Hardi, who will discuss Genocide, Rape and Silence in Kurdistan/Artistic Practice in Response to the Anfal.

Erik Ehn, Dean of CalArts School of Theater originated The More Life Initiative with Jean-Pierre Karegeye, Director of Interdisciplinary Genocide Studies Center in Kigali, Rwanda. "The conference always begins with a consideration of past and present events in Rwanda," said Ehn. "We want our inquiries into the nature of genocide and the role of culture, the cause and cure, to be rooted in a particular reality, veering away from the platitudinous and abstract...likewise with the theme of Motherhood. We center our inquiry on the remarkable unfolding of a women's movement in Rwanda, featuring strong representation from widows with children, rape survivors raising children and other mothers--moving from concrete models of political practice to a broader examination of idealism in practice. We can all benefit from what mothers have to teach about balancing the realities of art and life."

Arts in the One World conferences bring together theater professionals from Europe, America and the African Diaspora, international human rights activists, writers, historians and students to confront the repercussions of genocidal conflicts and explore the intersection of human rights activism and cultural practice.

For the 2009 conference, special guest Peter Schumann, director of Bread and Puppet Theater, will present Cantastoria and discuss the revolutionary theatrical troupe that, after two decades, continues to evoke the human tragedy of war and the hope of resurrection.

The conference includes a mini-festival of documentary films. Massaker, directed by CalArts School of Film/Video faculty member Nina Menkes, presents accounts of the 1892 massacre of Palestinian civilians in Lebanon. In Flower in the Gun Barrel, Gabe Cowan, who completed his film as a graduate student at CalArts in 2008, explores the complexities of forgiveness and reconciliation in post genocide Rwanda. Pray the Devil Back to Hell, directed by Gini Reticker and produced by Abigail Disney, is the account of a group of brave and visionary women who, in the wake of civil war, demanded peace for Liberia. Cowan and Disney will speak about their films at the conference.

For the last six years, The More Life Initiative has launched a constellation of projects from new works of theater to international conferences. A network of committed theater professionals, human rights activists, writers, historians, politicians and students from around the world have coalesced through its international exchanges. In addition to the annual Arts in the One World conference, each summer, students from a range of schools, along with professional artists, travel to Rwanda and Uganda to study the Rwandan genocide in context of the history and current interests of the region--exploring ways in which art participates in processes of renewal.

The More Life Initiative's newest endeavor is CalArts' sister library in Kigali, Rwanda. The library, which focuses on theater, mediation and genocide studies, opened in summer 2008. To donate to CalArts' sister library, please go the Library Wish List on Amazon.com.

Arts in the One World is an annual gathering hosted by the School of Theater, conceived and executed in collaboration with the broad participation of CalArts. Students and faculty from CalArts and around the world, along with the general public, discuss and present on the various ways artistic, political, and historical purposes intersect (through the pursuit of reconciliation, the recovery of historical memory, advocacy for justice, and the formation and maintenance of libraries as places for knowledge creation). With the IGSC, CalArts helps to maintain a sister library in Kigali, where the Tutsi genocide is researched, testimony is gathered, negationism is resisted, and a social space for survivors is afforded.

California Institute of the Arts is recognized internationally as a leading laboratory for the visual, performing, media and literary arts. Housing six school--Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater--CalArts educates professional artists in an intensive learning environment founded on artmaking excellence, creative experimentation, cross-pollination among diverse artistic disciplines, and a broad context of social and cultural understanding. CalArts also operates the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex in downtown Los Angeles.

Source:http://www.calarts.edu/news/22-dec-2008/calartspresentsfourthannualartson 

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