12.15.2005

Lynne Stewart + Paul Chan at new School

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Date/Time: 15/12/2005 12:00 am


POETICS BECOME LAW: A SCREENING AND CONVERSATION BETWEEN ATTORNEY LYNNE STEWART AND ARTIST PAUL CHAN
Thursday, December 15, 7 pm The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5 th Floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street and proceed through courtyard) Admission: $8 On February 10, 2005, Lynne Stewart was convicted of providing material support for a terrorist conspiracy, becoming the first lawyer in the United States to be convicted of aiding terrorism. She faces up to thirty years of prison when she is sentenced on December 22, 2005. Artist Paul Chan, who has worked with a number of activist groups, has been working on a video with Lynne Stewart focusing on the relationship between the language of poetry and the language of the law. Stewart speaks both languages, and employs poetry as a “knotting point” to connect ideas of beauty and justice for juries and judges alike. Chan will screen a work-in-progress of the video and a short selection of past work. He will then be joined by Stewart to talk about poetics and the law as well as the status of her case. Presented by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School as part of its year-long program, “Considering Forgiveness.”
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased through The New School Box Office, 66 West 12 th Street, main floor, MondayThursday, 1-8 pm, Friday, 1-7 pm, 212-229-5488 or boxoffice@newschool.edu. GENERAL INFORMATION: For more information, visit www.newschool.edu/publicprograms, or contact 212-2295353 or specialprograms@newschool.edu.

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