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Power Forward

Power Forward

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Bar 6pm, Program 7pm

Ezekiel Kweku & Ameer Loggins in conversation, moderated by Sarah Hotchkiss
Editors Astria Suparak & Brett Kashmere in person

To celebrate the launch of Sports, the newest issue of artist-run publication INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media, KADIST hosts an evening of athletics, politics, art, and dialogue. Sports editors Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere, recent transplants to the Bay Area, tip off the program with an illustrated preview of the book, which surveys the intersections of sports, political discourse, popular culture, experimental media, and performance. Then we’ll shift gears to a discussion between Ezekiel Kweku, journalist and politics editor of New York Magazines Daily Intelligencer, and Ameer Loggins, writer, scholar, and an organizer for Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camps, which will likely touch on recent boycotts, the possibilities for activism, the realities and repercussions for athletes (both on and off-field), and writing about sports from a political perspective.

Between frames, we’ll screen “City Golf” (4 min., 2008), a video depicting artist Gao Mingyan’s roguish use of communal space in Shanghai. Relevant works from the KADIST collection will be on view, including Chadwick Rantanen’s Telescopic Pole (Tennis Balls Red), 2010; Collier Schorr’s American Flag (Scratch), 1999; and Hank Willis Thomas’ Bread and Roses, 2012.

This event kicks off A Non-Zero-Sum Game: Sports, Art, and the Moving Image, a series of exhibitions, screenings, and events launching, and part of, INCITE Sports. Issue contributors include Haig Aivazian, Christina Battle, Rosie Casals, Jason Concepcion (@netw3rk), Sally Dixon, Howard Fried, Leo Goldsmith, Isla Hansen, Tara Mateik, Ayanah Moor, Leila Pourtavaf, Risa Puleo, Rachael Rakes, Amy Sadao, Jon Sueda, Martine Syms, Geo Wyeth, Kim Ye, Tanya Zimbardo, + sportstalk from Jason Collins, Mark Gonzales, Kwame Harris, Martina Navratilova, Ronda Rousey, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Zinedine Zidane, and more.

Ezekiel Kweku (@theshrillest) is a writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an essayist who writes about economics, race, sports, politics, and culture. He is currently the politics editor at New York Magazines Daily Intelligencer. He also wrote Dubbed, a column about the Golden State Warriors for Vice Sports. He has written for The New York Times, MTV News, Pacific Standard, The Toast, and Wonkette.

Ameer Loggins
(@LeftSentThis) is a Doctoral candidate in African Diaspora Studies at UC Berkeley and teaches courses in the Sociology Department at Mills College. His research explores Black re-presentation across multiple media. He is a regular contributor to the African American Intellectual History Society’s Black Perspectives, and The Athletic. He has also written for The Guardian, The Undefeated, and GQ.

Sarah Hotchkiss is a San Francisco-based artist, the visual arts editor for KQED, and the author of an essay titled, “If you want to play a cool feminist party trick that’s sure to kill the mood, start rattling off statistics about wage disparity between the WNBA and the NBA.” She plays first base.

INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media is an artist-run publication dedicated to the culture, community, and discourse of experimental video, film, and new media. Since 2008, INCITE has produced yearly thematic print issues containing artists’ writings, interviews, original artwork, manifestos, scholarly articles, and photo and comics dossiers; as well as an online interview series, artist multiples, a DVD compilation, and public events.