mulberries captured by perfect white teeth surround by painted lips

The Contest of the Fruits will consist of an array of activities with Slavs and Tatars through fall 2021 that will bend borders, tickle tongues, and fracture fixed identities. It is an extended project including an artist residency, film premiere, exhibition at Haverford’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, and a publication.

The Contest in Context Event Series

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opening wide to consume a melon

The Contest in Context: The Contest of the Fruits Animated Film Behind the Scenes

Thursday, October 29, 2020

12:00—1:00 PM

Slavs and Tatars invite you to experience their creative process, starting with their 2013 trip to the Uyghur region, where they first encountered the poem “The Contest of the Fruits,” and detailing how it has inspired their upcoming film. Within the virtual event, Haverford College Assistant Professor Guangtian Ha will provide a detailed introduction to the text and close with an open discussion about the poem and the collective’s research-based practice.

a mouth poised to snatch at a pomegranate

Red-Black Thread, a Slavs and Tatars Lecture-Performance

Thursday, November 19