The Interdisciplinary Arts Department received a Critical Encounters grant to support student engagement for our fall Visiting Artist lecture by Zoe Beloff on Monday, September 17 at 6pm. In addition to a pre-lecture reception, this grant is supporting a post-lecture break out discussion group, which will allow a group of students to expand conversationally on topics from the talk, which will largely focus on a recent project called Days of the Commune: A Work in Progress. Beloff gathered a group each weekend in Zuccotti Park and other public spaces from March through May, 2012 to work on a public performance of The Days of the Commune, a play written by Bertol Brecht in 1948-49. This is all documented on her website with video, and she is turning the project into an installation and film.  

Paid Opportunity / Qualifications:
We are seeking a graduate student to lead this discussion group, which will last for about 45 minutes after the lecture. A successful candidate should be interested in topics related to: arts and activism, Brecht, theater, performance art, public art, video/installation/new media, and/or the Occupy movement. He/she should become familiar with Beloff’s work in preparation for the session. Teaching experience a plus, but not required. Participants will sign up in advance, so the hired discussion group leader will have the opportunity to communicate topic questions or readings in the days prior.

The student will be paid a $125 honorarium

If you are interested:
Please send a one paragraph statement of interest to Jessica Cochran by September 7

Zoe Beloff Visiting Artist Lecture: September 17, 6-7pm
Break out session, 7:15-8pm
1104 South Wabash, room 205