Ken Okiishi, whose work is represented in the MoMA exhibition Cut to Swipe, screens a selection of his videos and joins Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen, doctoral candidate in the Department of Art and Archeology, Princeton University; and Stuart Comer, Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art, MoMA, for a discussion. From his engagement with figures as diverse as Woody Allen and David Wojnaworicz to his recent series gesture/data (2014), Okiishi has explored the effects of art and technology on memory, perception, and experience. gesture/data is made up of hybrid works that combine the techniques of gestural painting with mash-ups of analog and digital video. Flat-screen monitors presenting recorded electronic memories become a surface for primal mark making, bridging physical action and virtual experience. This event also celebrates the recent release of the publication The Very Quick of the Word: Congestion and Porosity in the Work of Ken Okiishi?, published by Sternberg Press and featuring essays by Annie Godfrey Larmon and Alise Upitis.
The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2