The School of Art at the University of Cincinnati hosts a series of ongoing lectures that sadly go under-attended, despite the international renown of the speakers involved. Whether lack of campus parking or the confusing sprawl of DAAP’s Aronoff Center are to blame is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: The speakers often warrant braving those challenges to attend the public lectures, which are always free and thoughtfully chosen by SOA faculty
. This Wednesday, visiting artist Natalie Bookchin will discuss her video and installation work, which focuses on topics ranging from the recent recession to the Trayvon Martin case. Considered a pioneer in her field, Bookchin explores the intersection of cinema, documentary, narrative, social issues and new media, creating large-scale media projects like a recent 18-channel video installation that weaves together multiple stories in which vloggers (video bloggers) recount a series of media scandals involving African American men. Free. 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. DAAP Aronoff Center for Design and Art, room 5401, University of Cincinnati, Clifton.