Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00pm
At EFA Project Space, 2nd floor of EFA Center (323 W. 39th St, Manhattan)
Building on her recent work on the Stigma Archive and queer affect, Prof. Heather Love will facilitate a participatory lecture/workshop in response to Jen Rosenblit’s improvisational movements and experiments with "presence."
Prof. Love is currently at work on a project researching the source materials for and archives of Erving Goffman’s 1963 book, Stigma : On the Management of Spoiled Identity. Goffman theorized stigma as a trait or characteristic that could severely damage, or spoil, his or her identity. Physical disability, conviction of a felony, and homosexuality are all examples of stigma in Goffman’s work.
Jen Rosenblit’s improvisational movements in Scenarios for Hovering explore the idea of levitation as a way to understand the body’s relationship to the physical space and other works. She does not claim a space for her performance, but rather looks for ways to be present, to show up and decide, in the moment, how appearing responds to the contents of a space, or does not.
This event is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Failing to Levitate on view June 6 - July 3, 2014. Please click here for more information about the exhibition and follow the projects as they evolve atfailingtolevitate.net.