a video show organized by taisha paggett and featuring work by:
and when i say 'nature,' i also mean 'the body,' always and forever)
NATUREHOODFULLESSNESS is an evening of colliding works on video concerning the relationships we hold with nature and landscape (both collaborative and ambivalent); the bendable barrier between logic, magic, and make-believe; the necessity of hyperbole; and the (im)possibility of putting science in conversation with living/breathing/thinking/shifting bodies.
Monday, November 18
More info: http://www.pieterpasd.com/
Moderated by TAPS Department Chair Jennifer Brody, this panel considers primates, big data, obesity, performance, and black speculative fictions in a conversation to explore the function of choreography within and beyond the context of dance. In discussion with researchers in primatology and cognitive science, black speculative fiction, critical theory, performance, and the choreography of dancing with machines -- this panel aims to explore the notion of tactical bodies through the perspectives and value systems of other disciplines, and the ways in which choreographic approaches to understanding movement can function for human and nonhuman bodies.
ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS
Grisha Coleman, Assistant Professor of Movement, Computation and Digital Media at the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the School of Dance at Arizona State University is a dancer, composer and choreographer of live performance and experiential media systems.
Deborah Forster, at the Institute for Neural Computation at UC San Diego, works as a behavioral ecologist turned cognitive scientist, Forster studies social complexity and distributed cognition in olive baboons in East Africa.
Katherine Behar is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York, whose videos, performances, and interactive installations explore issues in contemporary digital culture. Appearing at festivals, galleries, performance spaces, screenings and art centers worldwide, her work has been supported by the Franklin Furnace Fund, the U.S. Consulate General in Leipzig, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Cleveland Performance Art Festival.
Stephanie Leigh Batiste is Associate Professor of English and Black Studies at The University of California at Santa Barbara. Her book, Darkening Mirrors: Imperial Representation in Depression Era African American Performance (Duke University Press, 2011) focuses on the relationship between power and identity in black performance cultures that include theater, film, dance, photography, humor, and public space.
Friday, October 18
Prosser Studio Theater
Free and open to the public
I'm thrilled to present the third iteration of "Object-Oriented Feminism" panels at "PostNatural," the conference of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts. This year, OOF takes on "deviance" as it's theme:
DEVIANCE queries deviant behaviors in postnatural populations of objects. Continuing the 2010 and 2012 Object-Oriented Feminism streams, this two-panel stream brings feminist and queer theory and object-oriented philosophy together to inquire after (and to form) deviant objects. From a feminist/queer perspective, a deviant object is one that behaves irregularly, seemingly against the so-called "natural" order of things. In this light, deviance conjures deviant behaviors that stand out from, critique, subvert, or somehow swerve against the sway of normativity. In the new ontologies postulated in object-oriented thought, such deviance raises significant questions. If objects are the new subjects, or if the "postnatural" is the new nature, does every object's uniqueness makes deviance the new normal? And if so, how will OOF contend with difference? DEVIANCE plays out in pattern and noise, in repetition and aberrancy, in redundancy and mutation, and in behaviors and phenomena that take exception to, and blow expectations of, the natural.
The tremendous line-up of speakers includes:
DEVIANCE - PART ONE
Timothy Morton, Professor and Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University
Frenchy Lunning, Faculty, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Amit Ray, Associate Professor, English, Rochester Institute of Technology
Katherine Behar, Assistant Professor of New Media Arts, Baruch College, CUNY
Respondent: Orit Halpern, Assistant Professor, History, New School
Chair: Katherine Behar
DEVIANCE - PART TWO
Anne Pollock, Assistant Professor of Science, Technology & Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology
Susan Squier, Julia Brill Professor of Women's Studies, English, and STS, Penn State
Melanie Doherty, Assistant Professor of English, Wesleyan College
Jamie Skye Bianco, Faculty in Media, Culture and Communication, New York University
Respondent: Karen Gregory, PhD Student, Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center
Chair: Katherine Behar
DEVIANCE: OOF3 @ SLSA
Friday, October 4
PART 1: 2:00-3:30 pm
PART 2: 4:00-5:30 pm
Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
University of Notre Dame
More info: http://litsciarts.org/slsa13/panel-schedule/
Punctum books and the Center for Transformative Media at Parsons are teaming up for "A Rogue Frequency," an evening of readings, screenings, and music. Emmy Mikelson and I will share a reading and screening from And Another Thing, the expanded exhibition catalogue for our eponymous 2011 exhibition, forthcoming from punctum books.
A Rogue Frequency
Saturday, September 28th
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
(66 Fifth Avenue)
More info: http://ctm.parsons.edu/tag/punctum/
This August, I'm excited to share a new site-specific work created for Wall Street, curated by Ombretta Agró for Art Assets.
Street.s/wall.ing/in is a site-specific performance about architectural trauma and urban memory. Dancers will occupy colored shapes derived from transient urban architectural forms to animate, explore, and haunt the exterior of 32 Old Slip in Manhattan's Wall Street district.
Dancers: Stephanie Landouer, Emily Smith, Anne Brink.
32 Old Slip
New York, New York
Launchpad, a "creative gathering place focused on the arts, community programs, technology, and anything else that captures the imagination" in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn is graciously hosting me for a space residency during July and August. At Launchpad, I will work with dancers Stephanie Landouer, Emily Smith, and Anne Brink to rehearse my new project, Street.s/wall.ing/in, a site-specific performance in Wall Street, curated by Ombretta Agro for Art Assets.
I'm very pleased to participate in the inaugural benefit for Novella Gallery in the Lower East Side. There's a stellar line up of work. I hope to see you there!
Novella Gallery Inaugural Benefit
June 28, 6-10 pm
164 Orchard Street
New York, NY
I'm happy to contribute a new temporary sculpture to Rachel Higgins's project, DIY Plinth, included in "do it (outside)," curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, NY.
This May, Disorientalism will be in residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, where we will perform Brown Bagging: Quality is Our Recipe, a project from our The Food Groups series in conjunction with MOCA's acclaimed "Women on the Rise!" program.
While in Miami, e'll be sharing our work at Cannonball on May 24, performing Quality is Our Recipe at MOCA on May 29, and opening our exhibition at the Girls' Club Collection on May 30. Come and say hi!
Quality is Our Recipe
Performance by Disorientalism
May 29, 7:30 PM
NE 125 Street, North Miami
More info: http://mocanomi.org
During the second half of May, Marianne M. Kim and I will be visiting Miami to present work from Disorientalism's series, "The Food Groups." We are excited to be co-hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Girls' Club Collection and the Cannonball Artists Residency during our stay.
We'll be sharing our work at Cannonball on May 24, performing at MOCA on May 29, and opening our exhibition at the Girls' Club Collection on May 30. Come and say hi!
The Food Groups
Resident Artist Presentation by Disorientalism
In conjunction with Disorientalism's residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, we are thrilled to present our installation "Ready Mix," the first chapter in The Food Groups, at the Girls Club Collection in Miami.
Disorientalism: Ready Mix
Curated by Jillian Hernandez
Exhibition, Reception and Artist Talk
May 30, 7-9 PM
Girls' Club Collection
117 NE 2 Street, Fort Lauderdale
Please join me for the opening of "Decisiveness," a group exhibition organized by rusalon at helper.
May 19, 5-8 pm
May 19 - June 15
495 Rogers Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
I'm honored to give a public lecture on my work at Rochester Institute of Technology for "When Text and Code Collide: The Digital Humanities Distinguished Speaker Series." In my lecture, "Even the Ugly Bits," I will talk about using art to inspect unflattering aspects of digital culture.
"Even the Ugly Bits"
May 2, 8 PM
Rochester Institute of Technology
On May 10, I will be speaking at Stanford University, and am humbled share the stage with the brilliant Kyla Wazana Tompkins for "Home Cooked: Race and Food in U.S. Popular Culture," an event about food and race presented with Stanford's Food Summit. I will be speaking about Disorientalism's latest series, "The Food Groups," and Kyla will speak about her excellent book, Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the 19th Century.
More info to come!
I'm very excited to participate in a discussion with a fantastic name: "Fat, Black, Monkeys." Organized by Grisha Coleman, this panel will be part of the "Tactical Bodies: Choreography of Non-Dancing Subjects" conference hosted at UCLA. I'll be talking about choreography and lethargy as they relate to my project on big data and obesity. I'm thrilled to be appearing alongside an amazing group of scholars: Deborah Forster, Stephanie Leigh Batiste, and Grisha Coleman.
"Fat, Black, Monkeys"
April 21, 10-11:30 AM
CORD 2013 Tactical Bodies
Glorya Kaufman Hall
University of California, Los Angeles
Resynplement, my collaboration with Ben Chang and Silvia Ruzanka, is excited to present our latest project, appAREL, at Monmouth University next Spring. appAREL is performance art experiment in wearable augmented reality (AR).
Bring your phones (Droid or Apple phones/iPads) to view the app at the event!
There's an App for that Shirt!
March 11, 2013
Hawk TV Studios
Disorientalism is glad to support our friends at The Wassaic Project at their Winter Benefit, where we will share a new performance!
The Wassaic Project NYC Winter Benefit
February 21, 2013
The Invisible Dog
This February, Resynplement, my collaboration with Ben Chang and Silvia Ruzanka, will present the research behind our latest project, appAREL, a performance art experiment in wearable augmented reality (AR).
Bring your phones (Droid or Apple phones/iPads) to view the app at the presentation!
"There's an App for that Shirt! Evaluation of augmented reality tracking methods on deformable surfaces for fashion design"
February 4, 2013
4:00 - 5:20 PM
IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging
February 3-7, 2013
The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel
More info: http://spie.org/
Disorientalism is honored to be fellows at The MacDowell Colony this January. We will be working on our latest project, Maiden Voyage, the third chapter of our series, The Food Groups
More info: http://www.macdowellcolony.org
I'm thrilled to announce an expanded exhibition catalogue for And Another Thing, forthcoming from punctum books! This catalogue documents and develops on the exhibition I curated with Emmy Mikelson at the CUNY Graduate Center's James Gallery in New York City, last fall.
From the punctum website:
And Another Thing is an expanded exhibition catalogue chronicling how artists have used thingness to eschew the human subject's privilege. Curators Katherine Behar and Emmy Mikelson locate an emergent object-oriented sensibility in art practices of the 1960s to the present, which mirror recent developments in contemporary philosophy, such as object-oriented ontology, speculative realism, and the new materialisms. In both art and philosophy, non-anthropocentrism undertakes to cede human subjectivity as the default perspective for conceiving of the world and all things that comprise it. For the artworks in this exhibition, non-anthropocentrism repositions humans as just "another thing," no more precious or central than any other.
Expanding on the exhibition's concerns, this volume brings together five essays that engage past precedents and future prospects for entanglements between art and new materialist philosophies. The exhibition's curators offer articulations of non-anthropocentrism in art history, and Bill Brown, Patricia Ticineto Clough, and Robert Jackson contribute meditations on the potentials for thing theory and art in aesthetic philosophy and media theory.