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Conversational event with Cauleen Smith and visitors led by Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor.

The IN SEASON salon is a discursive event that invites participants to engage in dialogue loosely operated around themes at the intersection of cultural archiving, memory work and diasporic thinking. Participants are encouraged to join in directly with the ritual of open conversation, contributing their personal knowledge and shared histories with one another. The salon dialogue format is developed by Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor based on her salon series “Black in Berlin” (2016-2017). The salon is a moving dialogue changing location, theme and special guest at each event. Each salon will produce a living history memory work, present in the participants and embedded within each physical space.


Special Guest: Cauleen Smith


Theme: Other/Worldly Kinkeeping

In the Other/Wordly Kinkeeping salon we’ll discuss the realms, spaces and places beyond our current realities, where death lives and how to access utopia.


Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor is an artist researcher working with text, dialogue, archives and moving images. Her roots are in the Southern United States, born in Mississippi and bred in Florida on former Timucan land. Her work centers on themes of ritual, social politics and identity mythology of Black and Indigenous folks. Taylor is currently researching death and mourning practices across the African diaspora as part of her PhD fellowship at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.


Do you speak/understand English? (The conversation will be in English)

Do you require a sign language interpreter?

The space is fully accessible for people using wheelchairs.

The event is free but requires sign up.