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LAB Faculty Go below the Surface and Share Research on Hip Hop and Fracking (featuring Skye Paine and Tate Shaw)

Join us Th 4/2 (3:30-4:45) in McCue Auditorium to hear from Skye Paine (Modern Languages, French)“Charlie Hebdo and Hip-Hop” on music and the attacks and Tate Shaw (Visual Studies Workshop, English)"Notes from the Ground" images from hydrofrac

Going below the Surface: Hip Hop and Fracking Thurs, Apr 2 (3:30-4:45), McCue Auditorium

Skye Paine (Modern Languages, French): “Charlie Hebdo and Hip-Hop”

Description: In the early hours following the recent attacks at the /Charlie Hebdo/ newspaper in Paris there was very little known about the murderers. Among the most cited facts were the following: 1:They were born in France. 2: They were recently radicalized. 3: They loved Hip-Hop music. In my talk I will focus on this last item and show how a study of the music made by Muslim rappers in France can contextualize the attacks themselves.

Tate Shaw (Visual Studies Workshop, English) “Notes from the Ground”

Description: Tate Shaw will talk about the process of creating his artists’ book /The Ground/ including images made at a geothermal plant and abandoned sulfur mine in Iceland, sites of hydrofracking for natural gas in Tioga County Pennsylvania, and an ongoing, underground fire in the abandoned coalmine tunnels below what was the town of Centralia, Pennsylvania. Interwoven with the images is an essay about a time when the author lived in Tioga County before the natural gas industry began leasing land there. The essay includes a broader discussion of the ground both literally and metaphorically where Shaw finds himself complicit in exploiting the ground as a kind of energy source for his own book.


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mnorcia@brockport.edu

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