Interactive Performance: The Flesh of History across Borders and Boundaries

The Flesh of History across Borders and Boundaries is a performance by journalist, filmmaker, and award-winning author Fabienne Kanor. It is an interactive exploration of issues of displacement, im/migration, police brutality, refugee crisis, and slavery—with live-music from double bass Dr. Jacqueline Pickett (Artist affiliate at Agnes Scott College, Clark-Atlanta University, and Columbus State University). Cultural Studies scholar Dr. Gladys M. Francis will preside a Q&A session with the artist.  A reception will follow the Q&A. 

Born in France of Martinican descent, Fabienne Kanor is a novelist and a filmmaker, and the author of eight novels. Awarded Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture, she also received the Fetkann Award for her novel D'Eaux Douces (Gallimard, 2004), the RFO Literary Award for Humus (Gallimard, 2006), and the Grand Prix Carbet for Faire l'aventure (Lattes, 2014).

Kanor has also made short films and many documentaries, including C'est qui l'homme?, winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the Angers Film Festival in 2008, Un caillou et des hommes and Retour au Cahier a documentary about Cahier d'un retour au pays natal by Aimé Césaire. She has worked as a reporter at France 3, Radio Nova (Paris), and International French Radio RFI.

Kanor's body of  work explores the burden of collective memory on individual identity formation, as well as issues of sex and gender,  immigration, and trauma.


SACIdA annonce, en coopération avec SAMLA 89, la performance “The Flesh of History Across Borders and Boundaries” de l’auteure, journaliste, et cinéaste Fabienne Kanor. Il s’agit d’une performance interactive qui explore les questions du dé/placement, de l’im/migration, de la brutalité policière, de la crise des réfugiés et de l’esclavage. Cette performance s’accompagne de la musique-live du Dr. Jacqueline Pickett, artiste-contrebassiste affiliée à Agnes Scott College, Clark-Atlanta University, et Columbus State University. Une session questions-réponses sera présidée par le Dr. Gladys M. Francis, puis sera suivie d’une réception. Cette performance est gratuite et ouverte au public. Rendez-vous le 2 novembre 2017 dès 18 heures, à l’AARL 101 Auburn Ave Atlanta, GA 30303 

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Auburn Avenue Research Library 101 Auburn Avenue NE Atlanta GA, 30303

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Arts & Humanities


Atlanta Campus



Event is Free and Open to the Public


South Atlantic Center

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