Ask Your Questions, a Belknap Visiting Fellows Residency with Daniel Alexander Jones
Daniel Alexander Jones, Belknap Short-Term Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council
September 20, 2022 · 2:30 pm—8:00 pm · CoLab Gallery, Lewis Arts Complex
Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater
Daniel Alexander Jones, a Belknap Short-Term Visiting Fellow in Princeton’s Humanities Council, collaborates with members of the Princeton community at the Lewis Center for the Arts to construct an altar over the course of a week-long residency. Centered around the prompt “Ask Your Questions,” the conversations, offerings, building and activation of the altar will be rooted in the cultivation of intentional space for inquiry, deep listening, and consideration of traditional practices of presence, particularly those rooted in Black Queer interiorities. Jones will weave the threads through formal class visits and presentations, informal conversations, open hours for drop-in collaboration, and listening sessions with offerings from Jones and dialogue with attendees/participants. The week of residency will culminate in a dynamic duet between Jones and Dr. Deborah Paredez of Columbia University in an evening entitled Question/Generation (X) featuring both artists reading from their work and discussing not only their own questions, but questions born of the week’s invitations, followed by time for celebration.
Jones, who will return to Princeton in the Spring of 2023, is a commissioned artist of The Toni Morrison Project. He will include reflections on his research into Morrison’s storied career in his conversations, and as a major part of his contribution to the week’s altar.
2:30-4 PM — Open Hours
6:00-8 PM — Listening Session