Halloween is around the corner and while many are standing in long lines at Ricky’s, The Halloween Store and hitting up thrift shops for articles of clothing to embody quirky characters, many of us here at Brooklyn College are letting All Saint’s Day slip through our fingers as we shift gears into midterm exams, presentations, and papers. As a child, Halloween used to be a favorite pastime that allowed my fervor for chocolate and liking of ghoulish decor and witches go wild on that day. As an adult, Halloween no longer carries that jolt of excitement, but perhaps this year will be different.
So in lieu of revving up the Halloween spirit here at Boylan Hall, I ask, what would you dress up as for Halloween? And why? For me, I would like to embody the spirit of Frida Kahlo. Although her mythologized figure has been done many times before and continues every Halloween, her paintings are what draw me in. Some invoke a sense of the underworld and the living world. What is that actual distance between both? I would be interested in exploring that in a visual way. That’s possibly the fun part about Halloween, the challenge of dressing up in a never-before-done kind of way.
Description: THE GREY AREA is an intimate look at women's issues in the criminal justice system and the unique experience of studying feminism behind bars. Female inmates at a maximum security women's prison in Mitchellville, Iowa, share their diverse experiences with motherhood, drug addiction, sexual abuse, murder, and life in prison. The women, along with their teachers, explore the ambiguous 'grey area' that is often invisible within the prison walls, and delve into issues of gender, sexuality, class
Contact:Women's Center; Phone:(718)-951-5777- See more at: http://events.brooklyn.cuny.edu/cal/event/showEventMore.rdo#sthash.3i3uAZ1t.dpuf
When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Where: Women's Center - 227 Ingersoll Hall Extension