September 30, 2020

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  • September 30: Strategies for Hyperlocal Engagement: A Conversation with Daniel Tucker and Rosten Woo

    In this hour long discussion, artists and longtime collaborators Daniel Tucker (Philadelphia) and Rosten Woo (LA) will discuss their efforts to make work exploring localism. Moderated by Tara Nelson, Curator of Moving Image Collections at VSW, the conversation will begin with a short introduction to each artists’ practice and will expand to include the ethics of working in communities where one has a long history versus contexts where one occupies a relative outsider status. The dialogue will also consider the ways in which locally-oriented work have changed as a result of the pandemic.

    This will be a pre-recorded event that will be made available on September 30th at

    This will be a recorded talk on Zoom, but we welcome your questions and comments on the Localism program! Use this link to add your comment/question to a shared Google doc, or write your comments in this Facebook discussion.
    Any comments added before 4 pm on September 30th will be addressed during the Zoom talk.


    This event is Part 4 of the 4 part series “Localism: Daniel Tucker in Dialogue with the VSW Film Collection,” streaming on September 7 – October 12, 2020.

    The term localism refers to a range of participatory practices that influence the well being of the geographic community as a whole. Throughout the month of September, Philadelphia-based artist and filmmaker Daniel Tucker will present a series of streaming programs that critically examine histories and philosophies of localism, and discuss strategies for meaningful engagement on the hyper-local level. These programs will include Tucker’s own work along with films and videos from the VSW Film Collection.

    The VSW Film Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by the ArtWorks program of the National Endowment for the Arts.