Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 4:30pm
Kheel Center, Catherwood Library, Cornell University, 227 Ives Hall
What makes it possible for people to move from the inner realm of thought, dream or feeling to the exterior world of public action?
Join us for a book talk with artist and agitator Ruth Sergel. Her new book See You In the Streets: Art, Action, and Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (University of Iowa Press, June 2016) teases out the delicate mix of vulnerability and unexpected strength, as we cycle from a frozen state, vibrating between personal and political distress, to moments when we cast off the world as it is presented to us to surge forth. Trusting in our own instincts and possibilities, we boldly assert our presence, our voice, our will.
See You in the Streets offers an exuberant perspective on an art practice that bridges art and technology, memory and wonder to create compassionate works as an incitement to individual and social transformation.