APRIL 14th, 16th, & 18th

The first in an ongoing series of public programs and screenings

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7pm EST

Molehills of Memory: Mapping the Legacy of Black Queer Memory and Archives, From Audre to Zora

Black queer memory workers present a discussion on the topics of affectively encountering and deeply reading the archives and legacy of Black queer (and possibly queer) librarianship, across mediums and technologies. Presented in association with NYU Libraries.

Presenters: Steven G. Fullwood (documentarian, formerly Schomburg Center, NYPL), Zakiya Collier (Digital Archivist, Schomburg Center, NYPL), Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz (Co-Coordinator, Lesbian Herstory Archives). Full bios here.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-loveblack-visionsblack-revolution-part-one-tickets-148774754295


Friday, April 16, 2021 at 6pm EST

The Black and Crazy Blues

“This program is a gathering of artists, curators, and scholars devoted to thinking about the aesthetic and cultural detail of Black film and media. Through the sharing of clips and ideas, these friends consider the complications and pleasures generated by the art of Blackness.” – M. Gillespie.

Presenters: Michael B. Gillespie (film historian, CUNY; author, Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film), Kevin Jerome Everson (filmmaker, artist), Christopher Harris (filmmaker, artist), Greg De Cuir Jr. (independent curator, writer, and translator). Full bios here.

Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 1 PM

The Otolith Group’s INFINITY minus Infinity

Following a 72-hour online screening of The Otolith Group’s INFINITY minus infinity (2019), join a discussion about the film between Otolith Group members Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun and INFINITY minus Infinity performer Esi Eshun, moderated by Bard College Critic in Residence Ed Halter.

For more information on INFINITY minus Infinity, see LUX / Berlinale

Presenters: Anjalika Sagar (artist, The Otolith Group), Kodwo Eshun (artist, The Otolith Group), Esi Eshun (sound artist & performer), Ed Halter (Critic in Residence, Film & Electronic Arts, Bard College). Full bios and film description here.


The Film and Electronic Arts program is currently working towards creating structural change to support Black cinema and Black filmmakers at Bard College by creating a permanent space for Black cinema on campus. Conceptually, the project seeks to explore Black cinema in all its myriad and intersectional forms, past, present, and future.

These events will be open to both the Bard community and the greater public and have been produced in collaboration with Creative Process in Dialogue: Art and the Public Today, Africana Studies, and a number of other partners at the College, including the Center for Faculty and Curricular Development, the Center for Curatorial Studies, the Bard Memetics Laboratory, Experimental Humanities, American Studies, and Written Arts. Partners beyond Bard include Kodak and NYU Libraries.

This series was developed by Film and Electronic Arts faculty Assistant Professor A. Sayeeda Moreno, Visiting Artist in Residence Brent Green, and Critic in Residence Ed Halter, in association with their Film and Electronic Arts colleagues and other institutional partners, as part of work towards permanent structural change at Bard.


EVENT: Tony Cokes: Artist Talk

FEBRUARY 25, 2021 AT 6PM

Presented by Art History and Visual Culture, Film and Electronic Arts, and Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

EVENT: Sky Hopinka: Centers of Somewhere

OCTOBER 17, 2020 – FEBRUARY 14, 2021

CCS Bard is pleased to present  Sky Hopinka: Centers of Somewhere, the first solo museum exhibition of artist and filmmaker Sky Hopinka (born 1984 in Ferndale, Washington), on view beginning October 17, 2020 through February 14, 2021. Hopinka is recognized for video work that centers around personal positions of Indigenous homeland and that explores language as a container of culture. 
Centers of Somewhere will present a newly commissioned, multi-channel work Here you are before the trees (2020),that will explore Indigenous histories of the Hudson Valley as they are connected to other regions in the U.S. Centers of Somewhere will also present a selection of recent videos and photography including a new series of sixteen photographs entitled Breathings (2020) that were shot throughout the U.S. in 2020,  and several short video works by Hopinka including Dislocation Blues (2017), Jáaji Approx (2015), and I’ll Remember You as You Were, not as What You’ll Become (2016). 

Full exhibition details and descriptions of works can be found on the webpage here.

Bard Film & Electronic Arts – Class of 2020 Films Trailer