Made Instrument: Art, Black Spirituality and Social Life

IHUM Faber Lecture
May 2, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
010 East Pyne


Event Description

In this talk, Ashon Crawley discusses his interdisciplinary arts practice that includes creative nonfiction, memoir, fiction as well as sound and visual art and installation practices and film. Each of these methodological approaches emerges from his multiyear project about Black Performance, the Black Church and the AIDS crisis.

Ashon Crawley is a writer, artist and teacher. A professor of Religious Studies and African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, he is author of Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility and The Lonely Letters. He is a Yaddo fellow, a MacDowell interdisciplinary arts fellow, and a New City Arts Initiative Fellow. All his work is about otherwise possibility.


Funding provided by the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council