A speculative conversation on digital subjectivity
Sunday, October 19th at 6:00pm
These conversations aim to bring together alternative viewpoints, skipping from politics to play to theory and everything in between. The conversations are intended to be loose, participatory, and spontaneous. Non-prescriptive thematic prompts for the three conversations can be found below and on Conversations With Women. If you would like to join us, please email: email@example.com.
—Jack Smith 1978 interview (excerpt)
Jack Smith – interview with Sylvère Lotringer, picture disc LP edited by Robert Dewhurst and Hedi El Kholti, published by Semiotext(e), USA, 2014.
Semiotext(e)'s contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial, from Mar 7 to May 25, consisted in the publication of a series of 28 new pamphlets, exhibited during the Biennial. In addition, Semiotext(e) also released a facsimile of the 1978’s Schizo-Culture issue, including the likes of Félix Guattari, William Burroughs, Kathy Acker, Boris Policeband, John Giorno, Philip Glass, Michel Foucault, Sylvère Lotringer, Guy Hocquenghem, Gilles Deleuze, John Rajchman, Robert Wilson, Joel Kovel, Jack Smith, Jean-François Lyotard, Ti-Grace Atkinson, François Peraldi, and John Cage. Finally, the original cassette recordings of Lotringer’s interview with Jack Smith were remastered and edited in LP form.
- Irrational Landlordism
- Exotic House
- Mekas, Picasso, Warhol
- The Center of Unused Objects
- Why Is Everyday Life So Incredibly Ugly
- My First Lollipop
- Flaming Creatures pt. 1
- Flaming Creatures pt. 2
- Connecting Sugar with Hollywood
This is a messy area and there are no clear-cut rules. Because of the lack of public funding for the arts, individual artists have to make these judgement calls every step of the way. It is not easy.
My parents were in the church, but religion for them is teaching of love and acceptance. I was also raised to stand up for what you believe in and help those you see in need. I had to ask myself, how much worse would this have to be for me to say “no thank you.” And the answer was “it’s already pretty bad.”
Great art shifts our perspective on the world. Shows us another way to perceive things, broadens our thinking, and reveals other ways the world can be. It makes us more understanding and empathetic. This is why I am an artist. I want to use the prize money towards this end, and the DeVos’s seem to use their money for the opposite.
I hope I don’t regret it, but right now I already feel better. As an artist, I am confident I will continue to be supported by people who believe in what I do, as long as I continue to believe in what I do.
Later this month, San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will open the very first museum exhibition devoted to the legacy of the Riot Grrrl punk feminist movement. Titled “Alien She,” after the Bikini Kill song of the same name, the show will encompass the practices of seven artists — Miranda July, Allyson Mitchell, L.J. Roberts, Stephanie Syjuco, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Tammy Rae Carland, and Faythe Levine — who were influenced by Riot Grrrl, as well as hundreds of self-published zines and posters from both institutional and personal archives.
Join us for the launch of PERSONA, the second in a series of artist-led magazines exploring the condition of female contemporary art practitioners. Co-edited by Melissa Gordon and Marina Vishmidt, PERSONA responds to questions that arose during four meetings of female artists entitled “A conversation to know if there is a conversation to be had” held in New York, Amsterdam, Berlin and London in 2010-11.
PERSONA looks at the condition of self-presentation for the contemporary artist, and in an expansive manner encompasses discussions on refusal, interiority, friendship, candor, and embarrassment. via Printed Matter
TRANSFER is pleased to present the second iteration of ‘HELLO, SELFIE!’ a performance piece by Los Angeles based artist Kate Durbin on Friday, October 10 in NYC.
'HELLO, SELFIE!' by Kate Durbin, presents a new form of passive aggressive performance art, reveling in teen narcissism and the girl gaze. Inspired by surveillance culture, Hello Kitty, Apple products, the teen girl tumblr aesthetic, Miley Cyrus, and Vanessa Beecroft, the piece exists both IRL and URL. 'HELLO, SELFIE!' features custom fashion by Peggy Noland.
The IRL aspect of the piece takes place in a public space where a large group of female performers take selfies for an hour straight. They do not directly interact with the audience, instead interacting only with their phones. Passersby gawk and take their own selfies with the girls. The selfies are then uploaded to social media and shared in real time.
'HELLO, SELFIE!' NYC will take place in Union Square on Oct 10th from 5–6PM.
via HELLO, SELFIE! At TRANSFER | ART HAPS
*Pissed: Last Toast* ‘Up yours!’ I say, to this razed domain of mud,
And my louche old being: to you,
This threesome that is loneliness, shared blood, 77 Oh, and I drink to You – you too; Here’s to my world, which has seen its arse, To lies lodged in my ravaged gob,
To mournful eyes, cold, dead as glass,
To the fact that God’s a slob.
OPENING THIS WEEKEND
October 5-26, 2014
The exhibition Miss World, organized by
failed projects introduces work from Jennifer Chan, Emily Peterson Dunne, Kate Gilmore, Nicole Killian, Ella Dawn McGeough and Addie Wagenknecht to explore performative acts and objects of youth—proposing the space of a girl’s room as a model of quotidian imaginative resistance.
It matters, that boys read about girls, that they engage closely with books that speak to what it is to be a girl today. It matters that they understand how it feels to be catcalled, to be touched in a way you don’t want to be touched. And that they understand how it feels to wake up every morning desperate to be skinnier, having that desire consume you like fire. How it feels to get by on 1000 calories a day, 500, 100. How it feels to schedule your whole day around exercise, or around eating meals and then throwing them up. It matters that they engage deeply with the forces in society that might cause a girl to feel this way. This is a human issue.
It matters, greatly, that we all engage with literature that treats girls like people, so perhaps we can we actually can celebrate some small crumbling of the patriarchy some day, so more boys are equipped to take on the rampant misogyny in the world, so that everyone understand a feminist critique of, say, video games, isn’t designed to threaten anybody, but to better us all.
It matters greatly that YA literature exists, that books like Poisoned Apples exist, that girls and boys and even some enlightened grown-ups read them.
Then, maybe, we can all be better adults.
A long read, but certainly worth it.