This talk is part of the Ulrich Museum's Voices from the Vault | The 2000s series, celebrating the decades as the museum approaches 50 years in 2025. Since the early 2000s Kota Ezawa has produced animations, light box installations, public art and works on papers that reference images from a wide array of sources, including the news, cinema, pop culture and art history. Ezawa’s work transforms the original footage of well-known events into an abstracted version that allows viewers to examine them anew. Join us for a talk by the artist, including discussion of The Simpson Verdict, a moving image piece acquired by the Ulrich in 2003. Join us for a reception at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6 p.m..