Please join us for a lecture with visiting practitioner Indira Allegra. Allegra's work considers memorial as a genre and a vital part of the human experience, to re-imagine what a memorial can feel like and how it can function personally. Deeply informed by the ritual, relational and performative aspects of weaving, Allegra explores the repetitive crossing of forces held under tension be they material, social or emotional. Allegra will be working for two years with students and the public through Temple Contemporary in developing their own personal archive as a form of documentation in relation to their personal experience of the pandemic. This event is organized in collaboration with the Fibers & Material Studies Program, Critical Dialogues, and The Fabric Workshop & Museum.
Indira Allegra is an American artist and writer based in Oakland, California, and teaches in the Graduate Art and Visual Culture Department at Mills College.