The telenovela is one of the most popular products of Latin America. It is a format that exploits the world market through the articulation and preservation of cultural difference, and at the same time serves as a powerful tool of self-representation and the re-signification of the continent’s colonial legacy. soy mi madre (2008) by Phil Collins and Crying for the March of Humanity (2012) by Christian Jankowski both employ the format of the telenovela for critical purposes that draw on the aesthetics of the melodrama to talk about issues of immigration, class and race, and the relationship between arts, media and politics.
For more information visit: http://www.blafferartmuseum.org/melodrama-on-tv-works-by-phil-collins-and-christian-jankowski/
Encuentro with Antena exhibiting artists
A weekend-long gathering (encuentro) to explore the powerful ideas of language justice and language experimentation that are at the heart of the Antena installation. Eleven artists—both local, national and international—were invited to contribute work to Antena @ Blaffer; these artists will present workshops, readings, performances and more over the course of the weekend. The Encuentro is designed to facilitate bilingual conversation and collaboration between Houston literary and visual arts communities and artists from elsewhere working nationally and internationally. The entire encuentro will be in English and in Spanish with live interpretation between both languages.
Antena is a language justice and language experimentation collaborative founded in 2010 by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, both of whom are writers, artists, literary translators, bookmakers and activist interpreters. FromJ anuary 18 – May 10, 2014, Antena will be in residence at Blaffer, where they will inhabit various spaces of the museum to explore how critical views on language can help us to reimagine and rearticulate the worlds we live in.
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The University of Houston Libraries now offers a series of technology training courses open to all UH students, faculty and staff. Courses cover Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, and content are tailored for basic, intermediate and advanced skill levels. More courses will be added to the rotation, including training on software such as Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and other commonly-used programs. Sessions run for 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the topic and skill level, and most sessions will take place in the Learning Commons training areas. Requests for group training will be considered in the future.
The full training calendar is posted online and is updated on a monthly basis. Seating is limited to about 15 people per session and currently first come, first serve basis.
See upcoming Training Sessions: http://info.lib.uh.edu/
Speaker: Avi Goldfarb, Toronto
Opening Day & Friday Frenzy! $1 Hot Dogs $2 Sodas $3 Beers Inflatable Games for Kids Admission is always FREE for UH Students with valid ID.
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On Sale December 6. Combined with his rich, warm voice and nimble guitar technique, Lightfootʼs poetic journeys have been told with such timeless, thought-provoking songs as “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown,” “Early Morning Ran,” “Carefree Highway,” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy” and many more. His songwriting talent has led him from the 1960ʼs coffeehouse scene in his native Canada to pop chart hits with his ground-breaking multi-platinum albums and five Grammy nominations.
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