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Visual & Critical Studies Forum | Tao Leigh Goffe

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Wed, Apr 14 2021, 4PM - 5:30PM

Zoom VCS Forum | Tao Leigh Goffe

Part of event series: Visual & Critical Studies Forum | 2020/2021 Series

Tao Leigh Goffe

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Visual & Critical Studies

Event description

TOPIC: “ Archive, Mixtape, Method: A Decolonial Remix

Disturbing the silence of archives, this lecture offers an interdisciplinary approach to challenging the fixity of colonial knowledge. Through artistic production and attention to the sensorium, “Archive, Mixtape, Method” centers Black technologies and sonic techniques of remixing developed in the Caribbean as a way to rethink the meaning of media. Dr. Goffe will discuss the unfolding relationship between race, imperialism, and archives. Remixing sound and vision with “visual soundtracks,” Dr. Goffe examines the possibility for how various art making practices critique History. DJ’ing is an important part of her pedagogy and research towards a decolonial methodology. Film production, sound design, digital cartography, and oral history are also integral to this praxis.


Tao Leigh Goffe is a writer and a DJ specializing in the narratives that emerge from histories of race, debt, ecology, and technology. She received her Bachelor's degree from Princeton University and PhD from Yale University. Dr. Goffe is an assistant professor of literary theory and cultural history at Cornell University. Her research is rooted in decolonial thought, literature, and theories of labor that center Black feminism’s engagements with Indigeneity and Asian diasporic racial formations.  MORE

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Free and open to the CCA community and alumni