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It was quite a fiction

November 17, 2017 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Friday, November 10th 7-10pm and
Friday, November 17th 7-10pm (2-day event) 

Participants: Carmen Argote, Harry Dodge, Mariah Garnett, Jennifer Moon, Elliot Reed, and Kandis Williams

with a screening of works by Ismail Bahri and Mounira Al Solh

Organized by Suzy Halajian and Clara López Menéndez

It was quite a fiction brings together artists and practitioners to participate in a two-day proposition that involves conversations and material practices.

We find ourselves constantly thinking about the disconnect between our daily experience and the political and institutional structures we are immersed in. How are these two realms of the personal and the political intra-acting? How does history lay the ground of our everyday experience and possibilities, and in what ways does it impregnate the materiality of our work? Can what we do aesthetically, materially, socially, emotionally, intervene with larger agendas that seem unreachable, oftentimes abstract, and weighing over us? These questions, among others, will thread the program.

We are interested in thinking about these open-ended questions with the public at Human Resources.

During our first meeting on November 10th, we plan to discuss the disconnect between political and daily life in relation to our work and processes: how we do it, where it exists, and what we hope it enacts. The format of the second meeting on November 17th will take shape in the aftermath of our conversations, where participants will perform, or share a piece, a work-in-progress, a text or lecture.

We hope you join us.

Image: Kandis Williams, “We are too much in the habit of looking at falsehood in its darkest associations…That indignation which we profess to feel at deceit absolute, is indeed only at deceit malicious. We resent calumny, hypocrisy, and treachery because they harm us, not because they are untrue.” Ruskin, 2017

November 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm