Interventions: Fred Moten
CalArts, Butler Building #4
CRITICAL STUDIES: Known as a compelling and brilliant speaker and performer, Fred Moten works at the intersection of performance, poetry, and critical theory. Moten’s experimental style of poetry has led one editor to say, "There’s song and voice at the heart of his work, but it’s a new and complex song." His books of poetry include Hughson’s Tavern, B.Jenkins, and The Feel Trio. He is also the author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition and The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (with Stefano Harney). Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, Moten is Theorist in Residence for the Spring 2014 semester in CalArts’ MA Aesthetics and Politics program.