6:30 – 7:00 p.m. The “Gallery of Shadows” interactive art and science exhibit
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Lectures and performances
From Biblical Hebrew to Ancient Greek and Latin, a shade is thought to be a shadow-self, the part that continues on into the afterlife. But our shadows, of course, are always with us—not a fake-self, not a specter of a thing, but part of what it means to be in the light, to be enlightened. Featuring a lecture on Plato’s “myth of the cave” by Michael Naas (DePaul), Javanese “shadow puppet” court dance by Danielle Meijer, performance of shadow puppetry poetry by Blair Thomas; an investigation of shadows’ relation to cinema by Alice Maurice (U of Toronto)the history and mythology of eclipses, and musical performances of shadow-themed songs by Shawn Wallace, the DHC peers into the light and the dark in a radically interdisciplinary investigation of all things shadowy. Be sure to arrive early to take home a free shadow portrait and investigate the art and science of shadows in a dozen interactive exhibits!
Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30pm to 9:00pm
DePaul Student Center, 120 2250 N Sheffield Ave