Don’t miss Notes on the Emptying of a City March 3

Ashley Hunt, codirector of the Cal Arts photography and media program, will perform Notes on the Emptying of a City at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in Public Space One in downtown Iowa City. He also will present a free talk at noon that day in 1703 Studio Arts.

In this free performance, a narrator pieces together the sounds, images, and stories of a documentary before a live audience. What looks like a traditional slide lecture turns into storytelling, recounting the experiences of an artist working with a group of social justice activists in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Hunt leads viewers through difficult questions of race, visibility, and speech; the writing of history; and how the total political crisis of Katrina continues to speak to the state of our political lives.

Hunt’s works include A World Map: In Which We See… (aworldmap.com), 9 Scripts From a Nation at War” (9scripts.info), and the ongoing Corrections Documentary Project.

His recent exhibitions include the Third Bucharest Biennial, Documenta 13, and many other venues.

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