Life in a Field: Poems, a new book written by UC Davis
Director of Creative Writing Katie Peterson, and illustrated
with images by Professor Young Suh, is the subject of a
multimedia event book launch on Tuesday, April 13. The book
launch includes a reading and screening of an original film by
Suh and Peterson. A lyric fable written in prose paragraphs, this
comedy about climate change takes place in an imaginary
California —a mythic place that strangely resembles the one in
which we live, with vistas and orchards threatened by drought and
For over two decades the Film Fest @ UC Davis has premiered
hundreds of short films by student filmmakers. Now in its
21st year, this year’s virtual festival is seeking
submissions from UC Davis students or recent graduates.
The Film Fest committee is accepting works that are eight minutes
or less in length. Submissions are open to all genres and
styles, from narrative to documentary to experimental.
Through documenting contemporary activists focused on women’s
rights, migrant justice, workers’ rights and climate justice,
Andrea Bowers is committed to an intersectional
feminism that dismantles gender privilege and builds community
that collectively cares for one another. Her multivalent art
practice documents and honors the activists whose everyday
actions forge meaningful change. Bowers lives and works in Los
The materials employed in Arnold J. Kemp’s
interdisciplinary practice absorb or reflect light while
mirroring likeness, becoming haunted and ghostly metaphors for
absented and obfuscated black bodies. His work is in the
collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum
in Harlem, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and
the Portland Art Museum, among others.
Irina Rozovsky (born 1981, Russia) has exhibited
in museums and galleries in the US and abroad. She has published
two monographs, One to Nothing (2011) and Island in
my Mind (2015). A monograph of her ten year project, In
Plain Air is forthcoming in 2021.
The Art Building is located on Hutchison Drive, about halfway
between the Memorial Union and Mrak Hall on the UC Davis campus.
There is limited parking behind the building, but there is
visitor parking nearby, across the Arboretum in lot VP5.