Precarity: Art and the Humanities
The Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University presents an interdisciplinary panel of humanities faculty- experts in jazz, archives, water, mental illness and art. The panelists will discuss themes in Precarity, the three-channel video by acclaimed British filmmaker John Akomfrah. Precarity is about the life and myth of Charles "Buddy" Bolden, the New Orleans cornet player credited as the first jazz musician. Part documentary, part costume drama, part music video, Precarity addresses history, memory, mythology, cultural identity, health, race-and many other issues facing U.S. society today.