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Aug 30, 2013
Lecture & Music: James Goggin & Lattimore/Zeigler Duo
Visitors ruminated on the nuances of color with designer James Goggin. An improvisational performance by the harp and synthesizer duo Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler followed the lecture. Grace AmbroseAlex KleinKate Kraczon
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus IV: Angie and Otto
Handkerchiefs were imperative at this reading by Angie Keefer from Elad Lassry’s publication On Onions (Primary Information, 2012), possibly the saddest book of 2012. Lassry’s photographs of onions were viewed and Otto Hauser played a selection of the saddest songs from 1975 to the present. View the Excursus website. Ex IV Angie and Otto 1Ex…
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus IV: Card Catalog
Artists Danny Snelson and Mashinka Firunts examined the role of data formats and card catalogs under the sign of the archival database. This mediagenic performance navigated Primary Information and ICA collections to ask: how might a user stage the database and what changes does she introduce to her archive? View the Excursus website. Ex IV…
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus IV: Music Lessons
After World War II, children’s music education became a site of aesthetic experimentation, and its traces in videos and records continue to inspire today’s musicians. Jesse Pires, program curator at International House, and Ben Graves of Toys & Techniques discussed why making bird sounds, dancing under huge parachutes, and pretending to be a tree are…
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus IV: Conversation
PennDesign MFA student Dan O’Neill led an intimate conversation over complimentary La Colombe coffee about questions of appropriation, copyright, republication, and documentation. Prompted by the ICA exhibition Excursus IV: Primary Information. View the Excursus website. Ex IV Convo 6.08.13-1Ex IV Convo 6.08.13-2Ex IV Convo 6.08.13-3 Coffee & ConversationExcursus (2011–13)
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus IV: Video Art 1975
What was video art? Rebecca Cleman, Distribution Director at EAI, posed this question in light of technological and cultural changes in the decades since ICA’s 1975 Video Art exhibition, and David Antin’s influential catalogue essay about the then nascent medium. This final Excursus discussion, which included Homay King (Bryn Mawr College), Herb Shellenberger (International House),…
Aug 30, 2013
Screening: Bernadette Corporation Hell Frozen Over & Get Rid of Yourself
Bernadette Corporation confounded expectations with two provocative videos that look at identity through the lenses of fashion, protest, Chloë Sevigny, nothingness, and Mallarmé. Organized in conjunction with White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart. International House 3701 Chestnut St. Anthony ElmsAlex KleinBernadette CorporationWhite Petals Surround Your Yellow HeartAnthony ElmsAlex Klein
Aug 30, 2013
Opening and Walkthrough: Fall 2013
ICA Chief Curator Ingrid Schaffner’s keynote talk, “Jason Rhoades, American Artist” (September 18, 2013), gave visitors to the opening celebration of Jason Rhoades, Four Roads a detailed, warm, and often funny look at the prolific and audacious sculptor Jason Rhoades. The talk traced his life from a friendly boy in rural California raising Chester White…
Aug 30, 2013
Last Dance: Dirty Looks at the End of Days
Dirty Looks makes its Philadelphia debut! A New York-based roaming platform for queer experimental film and video, Dirty Looks will screen an evening of apocalyptic-themed recent work. In an attempt to nurture a greater sense of community and to cultivate a dynamic view of historical queer production, Dirty Looks reimagines the screening situations of the…