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After a year's hiatus, I'm thrilled to be presenting the second installment of Object-Oriented Feminism at SLSA's "Nonhuman" conference in Milwaukee. OOF2: CLOSER considers close relationships between human and nonhuman objects.

CLOSER 1: Getting Closer
Speakers: N. Katherine Hayles
Timothy Morton
Patricia Clough
Katherine Behar
Respondent: Rebekah Sheldon

CLOSER 2: Even Closer
Speakers: Ian Bogost
Steven Shaviro
Anne Pollock
Jamie Skye Bianco
Respondent: Eileen Joy

Saturday, September 29, 2012
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Nonhuman: Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Annual Conference
Milwaukee Hilton Hotel
Milwaukee, WI

More info: http://litsci.org/slsa12/

Update: Tim Morton has kindly posted an MP3 of the first panel here:


Disorientalism (Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim) The Food Groups: Maiden Voyage

Disorientalism is happy to be participating in ISEA: Machine Wilderness in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We will be doing a special work-in-progress performance of Maiden Voyage, our latest and third chapter in The Food Groups series, dedicated to the Land O'Lakes Indian Maiden. The performance will star special guest Shiloh Ashley as the Land O'Lakes Indian Maiden Executive!

Saturday, September 21st
4:25 - 4:45 PM
Sandia Boardroom, Hotel Albuquerque
800 Rio Grande Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87104

More info: http://www.isea2012.org/


Disorientalism (Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim) The Food Groups: Ready Mix

Disorientalism's Ready Mix installation will be on view in Brooklyn for a one-night studio show in Bushwick.

Charlotte Becket
Disorientalism (Katherine Behar & Marianne M. Kim)
Jenny Vogel

Curated by Lynn Sullivan

Following "Tale" and "Lift," this is the third in a series of one-night-only shows organized by Lynn Sullivan and hosted in her Bushwick studio. Hooch & Chili (and Challah) served. All welcome.

Sunday, September 16th
6 - 10 PM
7 St. Nicholas Ave, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Between Jefferson St. and Troutman Street, one block from L train at Jefferson.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/523332437693742/


Disorientalism (Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim) The Food Groups: Ready Mix

Disorientalism is thrilled to return to The Wassaic Project to participate in the group exhibition, Return to Rattlesnake Mountain. We will be showing our installation Ready Mix, which we created in residence at TWP last summer. Ready Mix is the first chapter in our series, The Food Groups and is devoted to Aunt Jemima.

I'll be giving a short talk about our project, in conversation with art collaborative, Ghost of a Dream, and curator, Eve Biddle, as part of the Wassaic Summer Festival on Saturday, August 4, at 2PM

More info: http://wassaicproject.org/exhibitions/return-to-rattlesnake-mountain-2012/;


Now! Visual Culture

I'm extremely pleased to be participating in an excellent conferenced organized by the newly-formed International Association for Visual Culture. The conference takes place at NYU, May 31-June 2, 2012, and I'll be speaking on Saturday on the "Futures of Visual Culture Publishing" panel, sponsored by the Journal of Visual Culture.

Saturday, June 2, 2012, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
"Futures of Visual Culture Publishing"
Session organized by the Journal of Visual Culture
Convenors: Marquard Smith (University of Westminster, UK), Mark Little (Head of Ealing School of Art, Design and Media, UK)
Participants: Gary Hall (Coventry University, Open Humanities Press) Sina Najafi (founding editor of Cabinet), Katherine Behar (web editor of Art Journal), Tara McPherson (USC, Vectors/Scalar), Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Director of Scholarly Communications, MLA)

More info: http://www.visualculturenow.org/schedule/


STREET VIEWS at The Maysles Cinema

I'm pleased to be participating in the STREET VIEWS screening program at The Maysles Cinema. STREET VIEWS is co-curated by Paul Dallas (BMW Guggenheim Lab) and Anthony Titus (RPI and Anthony Titus Studio). I'll be a respondent to the fifth film, Abendland, on April 25th.

STREET VIEWS is a new film series that explores our connection to the built environment through documentaries, narratives and experimental works. The series creates a forum for conversation with invited guest artists, filmmakers and architects who join for post-screening discussions. The inaugural edition, "Existing Conditions," features works by international filmmakers whose close examination of the physical world becomes the basis for meditations on social space, transformation and the contemporary urban landscape.

Tuesday, April 25, 2012, 7:30pm
The Maysles Cinema
343 Malcolm X Blvd. / Lennox Ave.
(Between 127th and 128th Streets)
Seats are limited, so buy your ticket online!

More info: http://www.mayslesinstitute.org/cinema/calendar.html


Disorientalism (Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim) The Food Groups: Brown Bagging

Disorientalism is very happy to participate in COLLIDER 4: Spectacle, a group exhibition curated by Markus Vogl, Rod Bengston, Tony Samangy, and Margarita Benitez at the Emily Davis Gallery at the University of Ohio. Our contribution is Participation May Vary, the Kinect video game created in collaboration with game designer Silvia Ruzanka, which is the centerpiece of our Brown Bagging project.

Participation May Vary
Kinect Cube
March 19 - April 13, 2012
Emily Davis Gallery
Folk Hall
150 E Exchange St.
Akron OH 44325

More info: http://c4.collider.co/


Katherine Behar: Compositions for Bit

Concert 1: Saturday, February 25, 7:30 PM, $15
Moving Spaces (2002) by Christian Wolff, created for Merce Cunningham
Hierarchical Migrations (2006) by Miguel Frasconi, created for Alonzo King
Future Sight (2010) by Shelley Burgon, created for Katherine Behar
Relative Calm (1981) by Jon Gibson, created for Lucinda Childs

*Panel Discussion: Sunday, February 26, 6:00 PM, 46 Barrow St*
Choreographers Katherine Behar, Nai-Ni Chen, Yoshiko Chuma, and Erica Essner in conversation with composers Joan La Barbara, Miguel Frasconi, John King, and Annea Lockwood.

Concert 2: Sunday, February 26, 7:30 PM, $15 for both Sunday events
Stuplimity No. 3 (2007), by Christopher McIntyre, created for Yoshiko Chuma
Desert Myths (2006) by Joan La Barbara, created for Nai-Ni Chen
Jitterbug (2007) by Annea Lockwood, created for Merce Cunningham
DELTA (dreamdeepdown) (2002) by John King, created for Kevin O'Day

Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street, between 7th Avenue and Bedford
New York, NY 10014

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/252235994853888/



Please join us for a College Art Association roundtable exploring the intersections of Art History and the Digital Humanities. This panel will take up such questions as "How might the traditions of Art History and Visual Studies enrich the Digital Humanities?", "What role might networked modes of communication and analysis play in our discipline?", and "How might our own scholarship be more visual?" Panelists will present their own digital projects and also offer advice on how to undertake similar work. There will be ample time for discussion as well.

Saturday, February 25, 12:30-2:00 PM
Concourse Meeting Room 403B, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center

  • Katherine Behar, Assistant Professor of New Media at Baruch College, CUNY, Digital Fellow at Art Journal
  • Charlotte Frost, International Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Paul Jaskot, Professor, History of Art and Architecture, DePaul University
  • Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University
  • A. Joan Saab, Associate Professor of Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies
  • Director, Visual and Cultural Studies Program, University of Rochester
  • Chair: Tara McPherson, University of Southern California

This panel is sponsored by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, an initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

More info: http://scalar.usc.edu/anvc/


Disorientalism (Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim) Quality is Our Recipe

Disorientalism, my collaboration with Marianne M. Kim, has created a new performance, Quality is Our Recipe, for The Affect Factory, a two-day conference on "Precarity, Labor, Gender, and Performance" organized by Women & Performance.

Quality is Our Recipe is part of our Brown Bagging project, devoted to Wendy of Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers. The performance includes karaoke, tai chi, stress balls, and our Kinect game, Participation May Vary, which we created in collaboration with Silvia Ruzanka.

Performance at 3PM
Saturday, Feb 11, 2012

The Affect Factory
February 10 & 11
The Barney Building
New York University
34 Stuyvesant St
New York, NY

More info:http://affectfactory.blogspot.com/


Disorientalism (Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim) Brown Bagging

Disorientalism is pleased to return to ArtSpace West this Winter where we will unveil the latest chapter of our The Food Groups project. In Brown Bagging, the Disorientals take on the guise of Wendy from Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers to make the move from farm fresh to factory food production. For this project, we teamed up with video game designer Silvia Ruzanka to create Participation May Vary, a Kinect video game in which players battle brown paper bags, burger slinging, ketchup gleaning, farming, and Tai Chi.

January 18 - Feburary 16

ArtSpace West
ASU UC Building 228
4701 W Thunderbird Rd
Phoenix, AZ

Opening Reception: January 18, 6:30PM

More info: http://www.facebook.com/iapevents