doubt it / talk series
no place :  anthea black on queer geographies and spatial politics

may 4
3 - 5 pm

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this sunday, doubt it / talk series presents 'no place: anthea black on queer geographies and spatial politics'

canadian artist and cultural worker anthea black will discuss the critical framework of her exhibition 'no place: queer geographies on screen' and present a selection of images and film and video works by canadian and international artists. how can the embodied queer camera function as a tool for expanded ethical engagement with place? 

doubt it / talk series is a collaborative project to create a physical and social space for contemporary artists to perform queer practices as an artistic extension through lectures, performances and screenings. the series aims to move beyond a determined examination of queer sensibilities and make space for the potentiality of alternative embodiments, dialogues and art practices. it is curated by kait mooney.

image credit: James Diamond The Man From Venus, 1999. 3:46 minutes. image courtesy of VTape, toronto.

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anthea black is a canadian artist, writer and cultural worker. her work in print, textiles, performance and video sets a stage for collaborative encounters and insert intimate gestures into public spaces. 

her writings on contemporary art, craft, and performance appear in numerous publications, and her collaborative writing with nicole burisch is included in the craft reader (berg) and extra/ordinary: craft and contemporary art (duke university press). 

she is a contributing editor for fuse magazine. black’s curatorial projects, sincerity overdrive, super string, and the touring exhibition no place: queer geographies on screen, have focused on embodied perspectives and politics in relational practice, contemporary textiles, and queer film and video, respectively. she is currently developing pleasure craft, a 2 part exhibition on the perverse and everyday pleasures of hand-making. 

 

jaimie healy
Night Window. 

april 12 - may 18 2014

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'an urge, at the cost of nervous collapse in cheap rooms, propels poetry toward something that detectives call perfection. dead-end street.' roberto bolaño

n/a is proud to present Night Window. a new body of work by jaime healy. gently repealing legibility through gestures inscrutable and sloppy, incisive, doubtful, draped and carefully cut, her concrete, neon and found material sculptures are assays into the nature of articulation.

concerned with being as a condition of language and meaning as a product of consent, healy creates gaps – material gestures that de-construct syntax and allow for new articulation; gasps of air that circumvent hierarchies typically established through the body. with an opaque, unattached and accidental air, the work seems simultaneously without affect and terribly alarmed — it is artwork that has been found, kicked around, delivered: a careful debris. a sentence without a clause: an invitation.

Night Window. will include a series of readings, participants to be announced.

image by jaimie healy.

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jaimie healy (b. 1977, new jersey) creates work that moves across disciplines from painting, to sculpture, and performance, often also drawing from the written word in poetry, philosophy, and psychology. considering her art a form of writing, one encounters objects as words and arrangement, a syntax in which none of the relationships are manifest.

healy is interested in ideas of consciousness, started her schooling studying art and revolution of 1789 france at hampshire college, traveling to the ukraine as a christian missionary, and later receiving her bfa from the san francisco art institute and her mfa from the california college of the arts.


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