Thursday, November 2
180 Ryder Hall
Join artist Heesoo Kwon and researcher Clareese Hill for a discussion on the intersections between their creative and intellectual practices.
Heesoo Kwon is an Assistant Professor in the Animation department at California College of the Arts. Positioning herself as an artist, activist, archivist, anthropologist, and religious figure, Kwon builds feminist utopias in the digital realm that liberate one from personal, familial, and historical trauma rooted in patriarchy. Central to her practice and substantial bodies of work is Leymusoom, an autobiographical feminist religion she initiated in 2017 as a form of personal resistance against misogyny and an ever-evolving framework for investigating her family histories.
Clareese Hill is a practice-based art researcher in XR and Immersive Media at Northeastern. She explores the validity of the word “identity” through her perspective as an Afro-Caribbean American woman and her societal role projected on her to perform as a Black feminist academic.