A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a conversation between Lynne Tillman and Angie Keefer themed around feminist practices; a program of video works about emotions curated by Chloe Wise and Adam Levett; a performance by Laurie Anderson inspired by the story of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner; a panel with activist group Gulf Labor; a performance by industrial music group Psychic TV fronted by Genesis P-Orridge; and the launch of a new monograph tracing the work and legacy of Joan Jonas.
Wednesday, September 30, 7 p.m.
Lynne Tillman (a writer and critic) and Angie Keefer (an artist, writer, editor and publisher) discuss the role of "we" in their practices. The conversation is followed by questions and debate. This talk is part of a four-day series (Sept. 30-Oct. 3) at Artists Space called "We (Not I)," bringing together women artists, writers, curators and thinkers to discuss feminist practices, collaboration and the boundary of the self.
Artists Space Books and Talks, 55 Walker Street
Thursday, October 1, 7 p.m.
The second Feelings Film Festival, curated by artists Chloe Wise and Adam Levett, presents short video works exploring emotionality. The program includes artists Mike and Claire, Leo Gabin, Jason Harvey, Kristie Muller and others.
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue
Friday, October 2, 6:30 p.m.
The Vera List Center for Art and Politics presents a panel discussion with members of Gulf Labor in conjunction with the launch of their book The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor (OR Books). The activist group, comprised of artists, curators and other cultural workers, was founded in response to a 2009 report about human rights abuses and unethical labor practices in Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island—the home of a future Guggenheim outpost. Various participants in Gulf Labor speak at this New School event, including NYU professor Andrew Ross, artist and writer Mariam Ghani, artist/activist collective MTL's Nitasha Dhillon and Amin Husain, and artist and writer Gregory Sholette.
The New School University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, U L104
Friday, October 2 through Saturday, October 4, 8 p.m.
Laurie Anderson's newest installation and performance work explores memory, freedom and surveillance culture through the experience of Mohammed el Gharani, one of the youngest detainees at the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison. Anderson has created an installation and sound environment (in collaboration with the late Lou Reed) in the Wade Thompson Drill Hall, which can be viewed during the day from Oct. 2-4. She performs for three nights in the space, along with Syrian singer Omar Souleyman, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, multi-instrumentalist Shahzhad Ismaily and guitarist Stewart Hurwood.
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue
Saturday, October 3, 6 p.m.
Experimental musical group Psychic TV was first formed in 1981, following the break-up of Throbbing Gristle. Fronted by avant-garde artist and Throbbing Gristle co-founder Genesis P-Orridge, who's been dubbed "the Godm/other of Industrial music," the group is known for their visceral live performances. Openers include Haribo (Raul de Nieves, Jessie Stead and Nathan Whipple), Shilpa Ray and WETWARE (Matthew Morandi and Roxy Farman).
Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn
Sunday, October 4, 3 p.m.
To celebrate the publication of a comprehensive monograph on pioneering video and performance artist Joan Jonas's work, In the Shadow of a Shadow (Gregory R. Miller & Co.), its editor Joan Simon moderates a conversation with contributing writers Johanna Burton and Douglas Crimp. Artists Alicia Hall Moran, Sung Hwan Kim and David Michael DiGregorio also make individual presentations on Jonas's influence.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens