Robert Sember (Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts) had two works by the sound art collective Ultra-red address the AIDS crisis in North America. Ultra-red’s multimedia installation Untitled (for multiple voices), 2010, serves as a preliminary draft for a multi-vocal composition. It consists of a libretto of demands assembled from SILENT|LISTEN, a series of video and audio recordings of seven performances from 2005 to 2006. The performances were staged in a series of tactical occupations of major American art institutions. Collectively, they highlight how the arts serve as a crucial arena for open discussion and, in some communities, as the only public space to speak out about crucial societal issues.
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Robert Sember has been reading Barber, William J. (2016) The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.