Graduate Emily Gordon in Speculative Futures, Present Imaginations exhibition
First year MFA candidate Emily Gordon is participating in the virtual exhibition “Speculative Futures, Present Imaginations” through St. Catherine University. Gordon contributed two video projections: “Lilac Wine” and “Have Salt Within Yourselves.” “Speculative Futures, Present Imaginations” will be online from March 1–April 30, 2021.
This exhibition was planned to complement “The Confluence: Octavia E. Butler at the Intersection of Cultural Critique and Climate Collapse,” an annual conference for the Octavia E. Butler Society. They have some great programming planned, so if you are able, you can attend the conference events for free.
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery sought work and artists exploring any of the following themes: Afrofuturism, anti-racism, alternate theologies and spiritualities, cyborgs and the posthuman, climate change and collapse, community organization, disability studies, Indigenous sovereignty, institutional transformation, LGBTQIA+ explorations, mapping and cartography, migration, pleasure activism, utopian and dystopian imaginings.“Speculative Futures, Present Imaginations” was curated by gallery director Nicole Watson.