exhibition dates: Oct. 2, 2010 - Jan. 8, 2011
opening reception: Sat., Oct. 2, 6:30 - 8:30pm
(artist talks & topics listed below)
ABOUT Discursive Documents: Performing the Catalogue
This project is a catalogue. Earlier this year, John Q proposed that memorials could be public happenings. Presented on April 3, 2010, Memory Flash consisted of four installations in different public spaces, each addressing a specific event in
Discursive Documents includes artifacts and sound recordings from Memory Flash, as well as works and ephemera produced by others in response: murals, photographs, documentations, course syllabi, and other texts. A resource table includes these items as well as references and books used in our research. After expanding the archives into the public space for Memory Flash, we are now attempting to expand the catalogue for the event into the space of the museum (and specifically into this museum’s dedicated archival/research space – so, in a sense, Memory Flashreturns to the archives).
This catalogue process still has written components. Discursive Memorials: Queer Histories in
Finally, our individual essays for this catalogue take the form of programming. We hope you will be able to join us and participate in them.
Artist Talks - 6:30pm Receptions, 7pm Talks
''The Place of Archives in Theory and Practice"
Artist Talk: Wesley Chenault
Wednesday, October 20
"Art in Research, Research in Art"
Panel Discussion: Moderated by Joey Orr
Panelists: Joey Orr, Teresa Bramlette-Reeves, Anna Grimshaw, and Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier
Thursday, November 4
"Memory, Sound, Performance"
Artist Talk: Andy Ditzler
Thursday, December 9
ABOUT John Q
John Q is an artist collective whose name references “John Q. Public.” The “public” is left understood, though the work is considered a kind of public scholarship, and the “Q” is left hanging to reference the group’s interest in queer history and politics.
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