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  • BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES REWATCH (SEASON 3) 10/22 '17

      IMAGE: Storyboard Intro to Batman the Animated Series by Bruce Timm Topic: Orientalism and the Duality of Batman and Ra’s Al Ghul Lecturer: Derek Jones Episodes: The Demon’s Quest (Part 1 & 2) Readings: “Orientalism”, Edward Said and "Histories", Herodotus My lecture aims to understand how Batman the Animated Series dealt with creating identities and dualities. Batman grapples with his dual identity, as billion playboy Bruce Wayne and the Cape Crusader, as Gotham juxtaposes the...

  • BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES REWATCH (SEASON 2) 10/15 '17

    IMAGE: Storyboard Intro to Batman the Animated Series by Bruce Timm Topic: Janus Justice, Batman and Catwoman: A Matched Made in Crime Lecturer: April M. Aguillard Episodes: Cat Scratch Fever + Tyger, Tyger April M. Aguillard is a self-professed pop culture nerd and straight up Philly girl who enjoys her own wit and sarcasm. April spends her time swigging booze and avoiding the dozens of script outlines on her hard drive instead of actually writing something beyond her Matlock/Murder...

  • BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES REWATCH (SEASON 4) 10/29 '17

    MAGE: Storyboard Intro to Batman the Animated Series by Bruce Timm Topic: The Late-Run Retool: Old Wounds and New Adventures Lecturer: Jonathan McCabe Episodes: Old Wounds Readings: "The Dark Knight Returns," Allsetter & "Batman The Complete History," Daniels   After the successful 85 episode run of Batman the Animated Series, the story continued in 1997 with a follow up series. The New Batman Adventures, which ran from 1997 to 1999, is set approximately three years after the original...

  • Art of Survival, Agents of Escape 12/08 '17

    For one-night only, The Escape Artist Initiative joins forces with Theatre in the X for Art of Survival, Agents of Escape. This mash-up of scripted performance, didactic media and interactive game play engages audiences in creative problem solving and critical thinking exercises borrowed from Theater of the Oppressed techniques, emergency response trainings and choose-your-own-adventure narratives. On this 90-minute survival mission led by Li Sumpter of MythMedia Studios, attendees experience...

  • Wavelengths 11/02 '17

    Wavelengths is an ongoing drag and burlesque show curated and hosted by Katie Rauth (aka Lezzie McGuire) that uses gendered performance to explore marginalized identities and the politics by which they are surrounded. Within the show, local artists from Philadelphia and NYC reclaim forms of performance that are oftentimes seen as "low brow” or “bar performance”, engaging their audience in deeply personal performances that spark conversation about larger topics surrounding gender, race, mental...

  • Screening: FORM<FLOW<FEEL 09/25 '17

      Triple feature of video works plus talk-back with artists: Locker Room Filmed by Daniel Brennan and Directed by Shari Heck, featuring Matt Feczko. Locker Room is an abstract short deconstructing the playfulness and instability of a space that operates as a site of intimacy and nakedness.    Repeat Repeat Repeat By M. Smith Repeat Repeat Repeat is a short study of the relationship between how the eye perceives something versus how the brain perceives its sound. It is an...

  • AfroTaino Productions present VICENTE GARCIA 10/06 '17

    The acclaimed Tropical singer/songwriter makes his Philadelphia debut and performs an intimate show for 1 night only. The album 'A La Mar' is the vibrant result of Vicente's three year journey through his homeland's geography, culture and many musical genres - bachata, reggae, pri-pri, gagá and more. Its lead single "Carmesi" broke into Spotify''s "Viral 50" chart in 6 countries around its release last year. The album, co-produced by Eduardo Cabra (Visitante Calle 13), has received 4 Latin...

  • Art Writing Futures: A Regional Conversation 10/04 '17

    Does Art Writing matter in 2017? Will it matter in 2067? Where is the best art criticism happening and who is it being made for? Why write locally? Come hear our dynamic panel of artists, art writers and culture workers ponder this and more in an interactive, open forum on the state of art writing in Philadelphia and beyond. This event is FREE and open to the public.  PANELISTS: Alexandra Oehmke (BmoreArt) Carlos Roa (FringeArts, the Wilma Theater) Catherine Rush (Burnaway, Artblog)...

  • 2017 Elizabeth Greenfield Zeidman Lecture 10/11 '17

    Please join us for the Visionary Woman Awards Elizabeth Greenfield Zeidman Lecture on Wednesday, October 11 from 12:30-2:00 pm in Graham Auditorium.  This lecture is a wonderful opportunity for the Philadelphia community to learn more about and interact with the two 2017 Visionary Woman Award honorees – sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard and photographer Andrea Baldeck. The lecture will take the form of a discussion with questions covering the path the honorees took to become distinguished...

  • Builders: Artists as Collaborators 11/17 '17

    Alex Ebstein, Alexis Granwell, Elana Herzog, and Trish Tillman speak about their sculptural practices, artist-run spaces, and collaborating while living in different cities. In February 2018, Ebstein will be curating the works of Granwell, Herzog and Tillman in a show at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia.   Alex Ebstein Alex Ebstein (b. 1985, New Haven, CT) is an artist, curator, and writer based in Baltimore, MD.  She received her MFA from Towson University in 2015, and a BA in studio...

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