Roski Talks: Vishal Jugdeo
Oct 18, 7pm
Roski Graduate Building
LA Arts District
1262 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Roski Talks are free and open to the public
about the lecture
A Shaky Picture Has No Weight
This artist's talk will provide an overview of Vishal Jugdeo's 20 year career, featuring excerpts from a number of moving image works. Jugdeo's recent multiyear collaboration with vqueeram, a poet and researcher based in Delhi, sets the tone for his current project which investigates the history of indentured labor in Guyana. Merging documentary with experimental theater, this new project seeks to animate an archive whose life has played out in the shadows of the official historical record.
about the artist
Vishal Jugdeo’s videos, performances and installations experiment with narrative methods, fusing documentary and fiction. Recent works are interested in animating archives that live in the shadows of the official record. A multiyear collaboration with vqueeram, a poet and researcher based in Delhi, resulted in the short feature Does Your House Have Lions. The film, which documents queer solidarities across diaspora in the face of rising fascism in India has screened at MOCA LA, MoMA, Commonwealth and Council, CCA Berlin among other venues. Jugdeo is a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, and is New Genres Area Head in UCLA’s Department of Art.