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Monday, February 26, 2018

Talk: Experience It. A conversation between Martine Syms and James Voorhies

Experience It is a conversation series with artists who combine objects, images, texts, sound, video, and performance into complex exhibition scenarios.

Martine Syms (b. 1988) is an American artist who coined the term “conceptual entrepreneur” in 2007 to describe her area of critical inquiry. Working with digital media, film, and installation, Syms examines the construction and performance of black identity as a response to the experience of surveillance and consumer culture, while operating publication platforms such as Dominica Publishing, a press that has published and distributed work by Laurie Anderson, Diamond Stingily, and Hannah Black. 

Location: The Lab
2948 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Time: 6:30 p.m.


Monday, March 5, 2018

Talk: Experience It. A conversation between Sharon Hayes and James Voorhies

Experience It is a conversation series with artists who combine objects, images, texts, sound, video, and performance into complex exhibition scenarios.

Sharon Hayes (b. 1970) is an American artist who inhabits a space between activism and performance, exploring the intersections of politics, history, journalism, and linguistics. She often uses installation and video recordings but also works through public engagement on city streets. Hayes gained notoriety in New York’s East Village scene of the early 1990s for reciting, or “re-speaking,” political speeches of the 1960s and ’70s and continues to explore the political power of language and media in our interpretation of contemporary life.

Location: The Lab
2948 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Time: 6:30 p.m.


Monday, March 26, 2018

Talk: Experience It. A conversation between Jon Rafman and James Voorhies

Experience It is a conversation series with artists who combine objects, images, texts, sound, video, and performance into complex exhibition scenarios.

Jon Rafman (b. 1981) is a Canadian artist and writer interested in the impact digital technologies have on society. In his films and installations, he explores online subcultures, multiplayer video games, and our increasing obsession with digital life, virtual and real. His immersive works and exhibitions interrogate how our collective human experience and individual desires are shaped and mediated by continually evolving digital and communication platforms.

Location: The Lab
2948 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Time: 6:30 p.m.