'Blood Script' included in 'Epidermiques #2: Art & Tattoo' 3/26/2013
AT MAISON FOLIE WAZEMMES, Lille, France
'Blood Script' Image on the Cover of 'Retfærd. Nordic Journal of Law and Justice' 2/17/2013
'Retfærd is published in all the Nordic countries and is a/the journal which challenges traditional legal thinking and self-representation by publishing articles analysing law and society from sociological, philosophical etc. points of view.'
"Aversion" included in Mathias Danbolt" PHD: TOUCHING HISTORY: ART, PERFORMANCE, AND POLITICS IN QUEER TIMES2/5/2013
I feel so very lucky and honored to have my work "Aversion" included in Mathias Danbolt's PHD Dissertation:
TOUCHING HISTORY: ART, PERFORMANCE, AND POLITICS IN QUEER TIMES
Here is a text excerpt where Mathias discusses his dissertation. To read more please visit his website.
"“Feminism is a spent force”; “a queer theoretical hegemony is over”; “racism is no longer a relevant topic of concern.” Statements on how political critiques and theoretical perspectives with roots in social movements have outlived their times and are no longer needed proliferate in public debates in the Global North. But how do we know when something is over and done with? And who decides? These are some of the questions raised in Touching History: Art, Performance, and Politics in Queer Times, that examines how contemporary artists, performers, and theorists query and queer the political grammar of storytelling by engaging with unfinished histories of injustice.
Touching History is an interdisciplinary project comprised of a series of close readings of art, performance, and exhibition projects that theorize the temporality of politics and the politics of temporality. The study centers on aesthetic practitioners with queer, feminist, and antiracist perspectives that negotiate between desire for alternative histories, and concern for untimely historicizations that risk disarticulating still pressing problems from the framework of the “now.” Focusing on the effects of history, the artistic projects considered in this study disturb the sense and sensation of the “present” by entering into relationships with pasts that are not passé and presents that are not only present."
"Watermarks" at CONNERSMITH.2/5/2013
February 9 – March 30, 2013
CONNERSMITH. is pleased to present Coble/Riley Projects’ second exhibition with the gallery. Since 2009, Mary Coble (USA/DK) and Blithe Riley (USA) have collaborated on performance-based videos that explore tensions between site-specificity, gesture, narrative, and endurance. In February 2012, Coble/Riley Projects was invited to participate in a month-long Iaspis Residency in Umeå, Sweden. Working on a frozen stretch of sea, Coble and Riley fused video, performance and land art to create “Watermarks.” Dense snow conceals the frozen seascape underneath, acting as a canvas on which the artists make marks and draw. Opaqueness and transparency arise from the simple actions of an unknown figure, who repeatedly uncovers layers of snow, ice, and water to reveal surfaces with varied properties of reflection.
Epidermiques: Art Et Tatouage9/6/2012
Blood Script will be included in the upcoming exhibition Epidermiques: Art Et Tatouage opening in Béthune, France, September 27th.