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Lecture: Dara Greenwald On Curating Social Movement Cultures

By Mike Everleth ⋅ May 20, 2011

Embedded above, filmmaker, curator and activist Dara Greenwald gives a lecture on Curating Social Movement Cultures for the “Curating Contemporary Art: Perspectives on Practice” symposium that was held last year. Greenwald speaks specifically about how she and collaborator Josh MacPhee curated the traveling exhibit Signs of Change, which examined how social movements represented themselves in posters and other artwork.

Although not really film related, I’m posting this video up because I only recently learned that Greenwald has been battling cancer for about a year now. There have been fundraising screenings and a website set up to help raise money for her treatment. The site, Heal Dara G, states that while Greenwald does have health insurance, there are still medical expenses to be covered. If you want to help you can donate on that website.

Greenwald does have video online, but they’re in the form of Quicktimes that you can view on her official website. Also, if you’re interested in the poster art of social movements, there’s aa book version of Signs of Change available on the website Justseeds.com.

Way back in 2001, I reviewed Greenwald’s short film Bouncing in the Corner #36DDD, which screened at the New York Underground Film Festival and which I thoroughly enjoyed.