Beyond Time and Race: Edgar Arceneaux Rap Session with Dr. Renée Gadsden

An Art Theory Department Event in collaboration with the 21er Haus and the Ursula Blickle Video Archive.
Edgar Arceneaux tirelessly strives to apply the power of art for the social, political and metaphysical advancement of humanity. From the exciting and seminal Watts Home project to his teaching activities over the years  (Arceneaux is currently Associate Professor of Art at the University of Southern California Roski School of Art and Design), this Los Angeles born artist consistently and with increasing intensity seeks to show us ways out of outdated and repressive structures, especially those perpetuating racial and economic discrimination.

Rather than just arbitrarily building/constructing relationships, I am recognizing that which exists before us.  – Edgar Arceneaux

Arceneaux uses every artistic means to his ends, and is valued as much for his drawings, installations, paintings, photography, sculpture and writings as for his work in video and film. By experimenting with techniques to break through notions of linear time, Arceneaux’s work in time-based media empowers us with new tools to more effectively question the seemingly “real” constructions that are limiting the expansion of deeper dimensions of existence.

The best art is paradoxical in nature; concepts colliding without making sense or having a predetermined end.  – Edgar Arceneaux

During a rap session with Dr. Renée Gadsden, Edgar Arceneaux will hold a lecture, show clips from his cinematic oeuvre, and discuss with her artistic strategies for personal liberation, the result of which inevitably must be discernable and sustainable community betterment.

Being an artist is about intuition, insight, perception, imagination. – Edgar Arceneaux


“Beyond Time and Race: Edgar Arceneaux Rap Session with Dr. Renée Gadsden”
is part of the 21er Haus presentation of Edgar Arceneaux LIVE N' ACTION

Wednesday October 26, 2016
5 p.m. European premiere of Edgar Arceneaux’s film Until, Until, Until…
8 p.m. Performance A Time to Break Silence with live soundtrack by
Ray 7 (Underground Resistance) and Rupert Huber (TOSCA)

Blickle Kino and 21er Haus
Arsenalstrasse 1, 1030 Vienna

Afterparty with DJ Ray 7 in FLUC