Eating the Other, a lecture with Yasmina Price
October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Artspace New Haven for a lecture “Eating the Other” with Yasmina Price. “You are what you eat.” Ilana Harris-Babou’s multi-form works address the seductions of aspirational media and wellness culture, opening onto the zesty and sinister proposition that what we ingest as consumers become markers of individual and collective identities. This lecture considers how cultural imperialism, race, and class shape the material and psychic metrics of a “good life,” presenting a disfigured dream of infinite perfectibility.
Yasmina Price is a writer, researcher, and programmer. She focuses on anti-colonial cinema from the Global South and the work of visual artists across the African continent and diaspora, with a particular interest in the experimental work of women filmmakers. She has interviewed filmmakers and participated in panels on Black film and revolutionary cultural production organized by The Maysles Documentary Center, International Documentary Association, New York Film Festival and more. Recent writing has appeared in Art in America, Aperture, Film Quarterly, Criterion’s Current and Hyperallergic. Her series, “In the Images, Behind the Camera: Women’s Political Cinema 1959-1992,” focused on women filmmakers from the Global South and its diasporas, showed at the BAMCinematek, NY in May. She is currently a PhD student in the Departments of African American Studies and Film & Media Studies at Yale University.
This in-person free public program is held in conjunction with the exhibition, Ilana Harris-Babou: Revelations, on view September 17–December 3, 2022. For in-person programs, Artspace encourages mask-wearing and social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our community.