Race/Remix is a speaker series and podcast featuring an interdisciplinary conversation on the topic of race and racism in the arts. The series brings together speakers from a wide range of disciplines and fields to take part in a live moderated dialogue and a recorded podcast episode available online. The moderated dialogue pairs artists, poets, writers, directors, dancers, designers, performers, and other creative practitioners with social scientists, historians, curators, journalists, activists, and others whose expertise helps illuminate racial injustice and imagine more just and sustainable futures. Topics may include, for example, cultural industries, media, healthcare, education, justice systems, immigration, housing, and more. This program is generously supported with funds from John and Sandi Flint.
Episode One | Aaron Coleman and Lizz Denneau
Race/Remix host gloria wilson sits down with artists and educators Aaron Coleman and Lizz Denneau to discuss how each grapples with issues of race and racism in their artwork. How might visual art be used to address the unspoken, buried, and erased histories of the black diaspora, and more broadly, how do systems such as religion, politics, certain methodologies of science and anthropology, and the criminal justice system contribute to? These are some of the questions Denneau and Coleman grapple with in and through their work as visual artists and reseachers.