Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Penn History of Art PhD and PennDesign MFA candidates for an intimate conversation inspired by the ICA exhibitions on view.
Laura Carlson, PennDesign MFA candidate, leads a conversation about the importance of voice and its political potential prompted by the ICA exhibition Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere. The conversation will consider the many ways that artists work with and perform the human voice whether through silence, screaming, singing, reading, or vocal collaborations. Focusing specially on the way that Nevarez and Tevere employ sound in their works on view at ICA, attendees will be invited to reflect on their own experiences and to participate in a discussion on how the use of voice as a material activates larger questions relating to socio-political movements, cultural identities, and the popular imaginary.
Laura Carlson is a first-year MFA candidate at the University of Pennsylvania born in Nebraska. Carlson’s work explores the corporeal discomfort of bodies and spatial discomfort of built environments through video, performance, and situation making. Carlson holds a BFA in Art History and Studio Art from Creighton University and has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the United States.