RECAST | The Art Lecture Series returns this fall 2020!

From: Osha (Flores), Shaw <>
Date: Sep 23, 2020, 2:02 PM -0700

Dear Evergreen Campus,

We are so glad to be back! Welcome to the Evergreen Art Lecture Series fall lineup. The series presents a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary art issues by artists, writers, activists and scholars.  The ongoing aim to bring an array of practices from a variety of fields, areas of inquiry and creative production to our campus is to stay actively engaged in complex ideas and issues current to our times. The series provides a lively forum for the exchange of ideas between the speakers, students, faculty and the public. All are welcome.

Lectures take place on Wednesdays from 11:30-1:00 pm as Zoom webinars. Note that Week 6, 11/4 runs from 11:00-1:00.

WEEK 2, 10/7  Clifford Owens is an artist who makes photographs, performance art, works on paper, videos, installations, and texts. His art has appeared in many solo and group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. Owens’ solo museum exhibitions include Anthology at MoMA PS1, Better the Rebel You Know at Home in Manchester, England, and Perspectives 173: Clifford Owens at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; and group exhibitions featuring his work include FreestyleGreater New York 2005, and Performance Now: The First Decade of the New Century. His performance-based projects have been widely presented in museums and galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This year he was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship. Owens was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He lives and works in New York City.

WEEK 4, 10/21 Christian Nagler is an artist, writer, translator, and a Ph.D. candidate in performance studies. Recent writings can be found in TDRPerformance ResearchArt JournalArt Practical, Fillip and in the books Somatic Engagement (ed. Petra Kuppers) and Six Lines of Flight (ed. Apsara DiQuinzio). He has been an Arts Research Center fellow and a columnist for SFMoma’s Open Space. His novel Human Capital: A Life was published in 2016 by Publication Studio. He has recently performed or exhibited at CounterPulse, The Oakland Museum of California, The Kadist Foundation, and The Lab. His dissertation-in-progress investigates the role of performance and performativity in Silicon Valley’s representation of economic and social futures.

WEEK 6, 11/4 Note the time for this lecture is 11:00-1:00. A joint event  presenting work on white girlhood followed by a discussion facilitated by Miranda Mellis. 

Anna Joy Springer is the author of “The Vicious Red Relic, Love” (Jaded Ibis, 2011), an illustrated fabulist memoir with soundscape by Rachel Carns and Tara Jane O’neil “Your Metaforest Guidebook”, as well as “The Birdwisher, A Murder Mystery for Very Old Young Adults” (Birds of Lace, 2009). Her work appears in zines, journals, anthologies, and recordings. An Associate Professor of Literature at UC San Diego, Springer teaches experimental writing, feminist literature & graphic texts and also leads public meditation groups focusing on sensation, emotion, and imagination. She’s performed in punk and queercore bands Blatz, The Gr’ups, and Cypher in the Snow and toured the U.S. with the writers of Sister Spit. 

Anne de Marcken  is a writer and interdisciplinary artist. Her credits include multimedia installations, short and feature-length films, and hybrid fictions and realities of various lengths. She is author of the lyric novella, The Accident: An Account (Spuyten Duyvil, 2020), and her writing has been featured in Best New American VoicesPloughsharesNarrative, EntropyGlimmer TrainSouthern Indiana Review, on NPR’s Selected Shorts and elsewhere. Anne lives in Olympia, Washington, where she runs The 3rd Thing, an independent press dedicated to publishing interdisciplinary, intersectional work.

WEEK 8, 11/18 Dahlia Elsayed and Andrew Demerjian create multi-media work (installation, painting, video) that deal with the ephemeral symbols of place and the resonance of locations in one’s memory. Their collaborative works have been exhibited internationally, including Laznia Center for Contemporary Art in Poland, NPAK in Armenia, and Locust Projects in Miami, Florida.

Dahlia Elsayed is an artist and writer who makes text and image-based work that synthesizes an internal and external experience of place, connecting the ephemeral to the concrete. She writes short fictions for created landscapes that take the form of narrative paintings, print and installation. Her work is in the public collections of the Newark Museum, the Zimmerli Museum, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, and the US Department of State, amongst others. Dahlia received her MFA from Columbia University, and lives and works in New Jersey. She is a Professor of Humanities at CUNY LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, New York.

Andrew Demirjian is an interdisciplinary artist who works with remix, rhythm and ritual. He creates environments for critical reflection through scraping and recombining popular culture, making intricate collages of sound and language. His work is often presented in non-traditional exhibition spaces and takes the form of interactive installations, generative art, multi-channel videos and live performances. He is currently a Fellow at the MIT Open Documentary Lab, where he is working on a computational text analysis project for linguistic remixing of vast quantities of video files. Andrew teaches theory and production courses in emerging media in the Film and Media Department and the Integrated Media Arts MFA program at Hunter College in New York City.

For past lectures go to where we have links to most of our amazing talks.

Please join us for this opportunity to share in engaging imaginings and projects during this confusing time.

Best regards,

Shaw, ALS coordinator

Shaw Osha, MFA l Member of the Faculty, Visual Arts 
The Evergreen State College

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