Aug 26, 2020, 6PM–7PM

In Conversation: John Muse, Mason Rosenthal, and Lino Kino

John Muse, Duet, 2019. Video (color, sound), 10:44 min.

Join Lino Kino members Michael Ipsen and Marcus Maddox in conversation with John Muse and collaborator Mason Rosenthal to discuss their work, Duet. Muse is one of the eight artists selected by Lino Kino for the 21st edition of Open Video Call, an annual screening of curated videos by Philadelphia-area artists.

The conversation can be accessed via Zoom through the following link:

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About the artists

John Muse is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist currently teaching at Haverford College. His practice is rooted within the traditions of rhetorical theory and continental philosophy, concentrating on semiotics, phenomenology, and psychoanalysis. From 2007 to 2013 he held various teaching and fellow positions at the John B. Hurford Center for Arts and Humanities. He is the recipient of awards from the Mellon and Rockefeller Foundations, and Creative Capital, collaborating with artist Jeanne C. Finley on many of the projects. In 2006 he received a PhD in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mason Rosenthal is a performance artist, director, actor, and teacher raised in Skokie, Illinois. He is Co-Director of the Philadelphia-based theatre company Lightning Rod Special. Mason holds a BFA in Drama with a minor in Art and Public Policy from New York University, and a MFA in Performance as Public Practice from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2011 he moved to Philadelphia to be the Headlong Performance Institute’s first teaching fellow.

About Lino Kino

Lino Kino is a Philadelphia-based media arts collective dedicated to exploring new approaches to experimental art exhibition. Since the spring of 2018 Lino Kino has worked towards creating an open forum for film and electronic art in Philadelphia by hosting frequent screenings and performance events.