Canyon @ Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Posted March 8th, 2018 in Co-Presentations, Events and Screenings, News / Events

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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Friday, March 30th, 2018 // 12:00-6:00pm
F.W. Olin Library, Mills College // 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

Canyon Cinema is pleased to share works from the curated program Between Pop Culture and the Avant-Garde: Little Seen Films by Women for the upcoming Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at Mills College.

In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as women. This lack of inclusive participation has led to an alarming gap of content in the world’s most popular online research tool.

MCAM in partnership with the F. W. Olin Library, Canyon Cinema, and Rebekah Edward’s Queer Encyclopedia course invite you to edit and add to visibility of women and queer-identifying artists on Wikipedia—an increasingly important repository of knowledge. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. We’ll have some inspiration available as well.

We welcome people of all gender identities and expressions; feminists of all waves; editors of all experience levels; and artists of all disciplines to contribute. Refreshments will be provided for everyone.

MOTIVATIONAL PROGRAMMING
To keep you engaged and motivated, artistic interventions and inspiration have been generously provided by Canyon Cinema and current Art+Process+Ideas artist-in-residence, Indira Allegra. Both events will be accessible for the duration of the event.

AFFECT ONLY – INDIRA ALLEGRA
How does the work of the wiki-thon make you feel? What do you do with the pressure built up around being believable? Behind every public writing is an emotional essay shaped by the way we feel the task of believability exceeds our own code-switching abilities. Affect Only is a lounge for your language when tired of ostensive objectivities. Let your text relax its well-informed performance and login to an emotional entry together. The Affect Only lounge will open to the public the day of the event. Check back here or on our Facebook page for more details.

BETWEEN POP CULTURE AND THE AVANT-GARDE: LITTLE-SEEN FILMS BY WOMEN FROM THE COLLECTION OF CANYON CINEMA
Curated by 2016 Scholar-in-Residence Tess Takahashi.
Between Pop Culture and the Avant-Garde: Little-Seen Films by Women from the Collection of Canyon Cinema. Ranging from 1970–1989, the films display unexpected images by women that comment on how we present and perform ourselves, both in private and in public, in relation to oneself and to pop culture. The screening features works by Coni Beeson, Dana Plays, Alice Anne Parker Severson, Elizabeth Sher, Greta Snider, and Jean Sousa.

This event is organized by the Mills College Art Museum and the hosted by the F. W. Olin Library at Mills College.

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