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Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St, Berkeley, California 94704
Yugoexport is the Name of this Oral Corporation with Irena Haiduk
Monday / 3.19.18 / 6:30
Free, no ticket needed.
All talks are free and open to the public and are located in the BAMPFA theater. Doors open at 6pm, lectures start at 6:30pm. Most talks reach the theater capacity. Audience members are encouraged to arrive at 6pm when doors open for seating.
Curated by the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium; Berkeley Center for New Media; Art Practice's Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series
— The import-export business of making history demands an equivalence, a loyalty, and a familial solidarity between people and things. Such skills are best honed in conditions of blindness, where we cannot immediately tell what is in the room with us and whether it is alive or dead, person or thing, male or female.
Blind and non-aligned, the oral corporation extends its incorporation indefinitely. Incorporated in the United States (where corporations are people), launched in Paris and headquartered in Belgrade, she is a copy or avatar of Jugoeksport, a defunct Yugoslav apparel manufacturer and weapons exporter.
Since the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 2003, ‘Yug’ is a vacant space, and the oral corporation occupies it by returning to the original meaning of yug or jug which is south. The oral corporation mounts production on a sur-national scale from this cardinal direction, from the Balkans and the old Roman trade and military route Via Militaris.
Welcome to a terrain of production from the mouth.
Irena Haiduk is Against Biography
— Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA is a public lecture series with the theme of Public (Re)Assembly.
Berkeley Arts + Design features, fortifies, and mobilizes existing excellence in the arts and design at Berkeley, while fostering dynamic collaboration, innovation, and public access across all arts and design fields, on campus and in public life.
Learn more at: artsdesign.berkeley.edu/mondays
— Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA is organized and sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative. The series is co curated by the Arts Research Center; Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium; Berkeley Center for New Media; Graduate School of Journalism; Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation; Regents' Lectureship Program; Department of Art Practice; Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities; and Department of English, all at UC Berkeley.
The spring 2018 series of Arts + Design Mondays is made possible thanks to a generous donation from Jan and Buzz Wiesenfeld. In-kind support is provided by BAMPFA.