Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:00pm
USC Brain and Creativity Institute's Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall (BCI)
Los Angeles, CA 90089
What kinds of secrets are tucked away in archives of past cultures, including our own? What do we hope to discover when we listen to voices that vanished for centuries? Strange scenes and stories, unfamiliar ways of speaking and thinking—or maybe something like relic feelings? In an evening of vivid performances and disturbing revelations by BLUNT RESEARCH GROUP, scholar and historian Miroslava Chávez-García, playwright Asher Hartman, writer M. NourbeSe Philip, literary historian Caleb Smith, and poet and scholar Daniel Tiffany, Archive Fever will bring to life a chorus of forgotten voices from mental asylums, teen prisons, and slave ships, as well as the intimate archive of a family crossing the border to begin a new life in California.