Five College Consortium

Sarah Hennies Performance: "Gather & Release"

Tue, Apr 3 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Arms Music Center, Rm 7

"Gather & Release” is a one-hour performance for vibraphone and a variety of pre-recorded sounds, composed by percussionist Sarah Hennies. Her work explores issues related to queer/trans identity, mediated through sound and music technologies.

Over the course of an hour, Hennies entangles highly focused percussion playing with field recordings, sine waves, signifiers from her personal & family history (including a 20+ year old recording of her grandfather reciting poetry) and bilateral stimulation, a tool for anxiety release and a major component of EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that focuses on relieving the patient of disturbing memories).

"Gather & Release" is personal, immediate, yet reserved.

Sarah Hennies will also give a presentation for students enrolled in MUSI 264 on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Please contact Yvette Jackson at yjackson@amherst.edu if you would like to sit in. Limited space is available.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2195
Contact email: 
concerts@amherst.edu

Question Mark THINK MEDIA: EGS MEDIA PHILOSOPHY SERIES with artists and authors Glenn Goldberg and Amber Scoon

Tue, Apr 3 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Frost Library, CHI Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Glenn Goldberg, associate professor of painting at Queens College CUNY and Cooper Union, and Amber Scoon, professor at the Institute for Critical Philosophy at the Global Center for Advanced Studies, will be discussing issues in their book Question Mark Think Media: EGS Media Philosophy Series, published by Atropos Press. The book is a conversation between two artists that challenge themselves to articulate their questions and insights: “The exchanges include ideas about ownership, instability, nature, curiosity, language, contemporary art, ghosts, religion, fetish objects and consciousness.”

This event is presented by Arts at Amherst.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
(860) 836-4661
Contact email: 
arts@amherst.edu

French Film Screening: "Welcome" (2009)

Mon, Apr 2 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
King Hall, French House Common Room

This immigration drama, directed by Philippe Lioret, tells the story of Bilal, a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee, who has struggled his way through Europe trying to reunite with his girlfriend in England. His journey comes to a halt when he is stopped by French authorities. Left with no alternatives, Bilal decides he will swim across the English Channel. He meets Simon, a swimming instructor, who agrees to help him. What begins as a relationship based on self-interest develops into something much more. As deeply as this film explores the souls of Bilal and his wary protector, "Welcome" evokes a world of overwhelming forces, both natural and social, plying the waters of history. These forces may be resisted, but they will not be stopped.
Movie screened in French with English subtitles. All are welcome! Refreshments will be served!

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-8251
Contact email: 
eaeddy@amherst.edu

Helen Sung, Pianist

Mon, Apr 2 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Buckley Recital Hall

Pianist Helen Sung will present an informal concert with time for artist conversation. This event is free and open to the public. Sung appears at Amherst in conjunction with a concert and dialogue on April 3 at UMass.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-8308
Contact email: 
bpdiehl@amherst.edu

Massachusetts Forests in the Era of Climate Change presentation - 4/15

Sun, Apr 15 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Hitchcock Center for the Environment

Forests and Climate Change Series: Forest and Climate: A Bold Agenda for the Future

April 15—2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (free program)

The protection of Massachusetts forests is vital in: storing carbon to help mitigate and reverse climate change; providing critical habitat for native plants and wildlife; saving historic and sacred sites; and offering opportunities for nature-based tourism. Yet, almost all of our forests are currently open to resource extraction, thereby undermining these values. With more than 30 years of experience working to protect forests, wildlife, and parks and wilderness, Mr. Kellett, Executive director of RESTORE: The North Woods, will retrace steps leading to our current dilemma and suggest possible remedies. Q&A will follow.

Campus: 
Hampshire College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
413-256-6006

Jackie Wang reads from Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e), 2018)

Thu, Apr 12 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Roos-Rohde House, Hampshire College

Jackie Wang will read from Carceral Capitalism, a new collection of essays from Semiotext(e) at the Roos-Rohde House at Hampshire College on April 12that 5:00pm. All are invited to attend, and refreshments will be served.

In her new book Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e)/Intervention Series, 2018), Wang confronts contemporary techniques of racial capitalism: “What we see happening in Ferguson and other cities around the country is not the creation of livable spaces, but the creation of living hells. When people are trapped in a cycle of debt it also can affect their subjectivity and how they temporally inhabit the world by making it difficult for them to imagine and plan for the future. What psychic toll does this have on residents? How does it feel to be routinely dehumanized and exploited by the police?”

Jackie Wang is a student of the dream state, black studies scholar, prison abolitionist, poet, performer, library rat, trauma monster and PhD student at Harvard University. She is the author of a number of punk zines including On Being Hard Femme, as well as a collection of dream poems titled Tiny Spelunker of the Oneiro-Womb.

Campus: 
Hampshire College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact email: 
undercommonstudies@gmail.com

Abraham Ravett's Film, "Holding Hands with Ilse"

Sun, Apr 8 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Bill Brand Screening Room

Come join us for Abraham Ravett's screening, Holding Hands with Ilse, at 3:30 on April 8th, in the Bill Brand Screening Room! Please read for more information: https://www.hampshire.edu/news/2016/07/26/holding-hands-with-ilse 

HOLDING HANDS WITH ILSE is a non-fiction film about the search for the German teenage girl named Ilse that took care of the filmmaker (Abraham) between 1948-1950 in Wałbrzych , Poland where he was born. Knowing only his care giver’s first name (Ilse) and circulating a small, b/w photograph taken in 1950 of the  two, the film explores the urban landscapes of western Poland and the journey involved in the unexpected reunion between Ilse and Abraham that recently took place in Ibbenbüren, Germany.

Campus: 
Hampshire College
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
845) 866-6680

Showing of the film "Sonic Sea" in FPH WLH April 4 at 630

Wed, Apr 4 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Franklin Patterson Hall West Lecture Hall

Please join a screening of the film "Sonic Sea", which explores the issue of ocean noise and its impacts on marine mammals. This film won the 2017 Emmy award for Best Nature Documentary. The film will be followed by a question and answer session led by Katie Moore, Deputy Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), who is featured in the film, and Laela Sayigh, Visiting Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior at Hampshire College. This screening is cosponsored by Hampshire College's School of Cognitive Science and the Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program.

Campus: 
Hampshire College
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free admission
Contact email: 
lsayigh@hampshire.edu

Visiting Writers Series: Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Fri, Apr 6 2018 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Memorial Hall

Novelist and essayist Sarah Ladipo Manyika was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France and England.

She has a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. Her second novel, Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun (2016), has been described as "gorgeous and finely crafted…. [It] shows ordinary people at their best."

Noting the paucity of stories about older women who have lived colorful lives, especially African women, Manyika says, “When I cannot find stories that I’d like to read, I try writing them for myself.” She is currently books editor at ozy.com.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
413-545-0643
Contact email: 
mfapoetsandwriters@hfa.umass.edu

Juniper Literary Festival

Fri, Apr 6 2018 - 8:00pm to Sat, Apr 7 2018 - 9:00pm
Location: 
South College

Introducing audiences to the vibrant landscape of new American poetry and fiction and exploring issues essential to the future of American literature, the Juniper Literary Festival features readings with internationally known writers and UMass MFA alums as well as programming from current students who have invigorated the event with performative readings, inventively curated displays, and publications of their work. The festival will also include the regional and national literary community through its renowned journal and book fair. Community creative writing workshops will be led by Ocean Vuong and Edie Meidav.

The Juniper Festival is a program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers’ Juniper Initiative and made possible with generous support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Arts Council, College of Humanities & Fine Arts, Graduate School, and Office of the Provost. All events are free and open to the public.

Exhibitions: All exhibitions will be open 10AM to 5PM.

Journal and Book Fair, South College Commons

Audio Experience of the New UMass MFA Digitization & Cultural Heritage Archive

Visualizing Language Gallery

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
413-545-5510
Contact email: 
jenniferj@hfa.umass.edu

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