Contemporary Utopian/ Dystopian Fantasies
Friday, December 7, 2012, noon-1 pm at MAWA
611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 0J7
Presented in partnership with Atomic Centre
As democratic and political turmoil unfolds in the wake of global recession, new-century visions of utopia and apocalypse come to the fore in pop and sub cultures. This talk will present examples of these catapulting and colliding dreams in our society, and will investigate idealistic desires ranging from Plato’s Republic to tomorrow’s Mayan Calendar.
Juliacks tells stories. Her comics have been published in magazines and anthologies such as The Graphic Canon (New York), Encyclopedia Destructica (Pittsburgh), Article (San Francisco), Windy Corner (Portland), Unicorn Mountain (Pittsburgh) and Kutikuti in Finland. Since 2007 she has been making performances related to her comic book “Swell” in Australia, the USA, Finland, Canada and Sweden. Juliacks has embarked on a global film and performance art project, Architecture of an Atom with screenings, performances and exhibitions related to it in Sweden, Rome, Denmark and Finland. Juliacks resides in France.