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.
T2, Theater 2