Karmenlara Ely om: Jack Smith
Before NTA, Karmenlara taught full time at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she holds a PhD in Performance Studies. As a multi-disciplinary artist, she collaborates internationally on theater and performance works, most recently with Muriel Miguel and Spiderwoman Theater at La Mama E.T.C. and Composer Sxip Shirey. She is co-editor of the recent books “Infinite Record: Archive, Memory, Performance” and “Responsive Listening: Theater Training for Contemporary Spaces” both released in collaboration with Brooklyn Arts Press.
Jack Smith’s (1932–1989) radical queer influence on the art world across media and performance forms is well documented – reflected on in the early works of Susan Sontag, for example, to the late writings of José Esteban Munoz. His orgiastic elevation of trash and camp within forms both blindingly ecstatic and drastically boring can inspire every new generation of artist to at least rethink our use of time, texture and materials. What is more, Smith’s legacy offers continual questioning of how we navigate birth, death and haunting within and beyond polysexual landscapes of becoming as tender and fragile bodies. Haunted by his images in her own teaching and research, in this lecture Karmenlara will evoke, incant and trace Jack Smith’s influence into territory beyond the canon and into some of the embodied, desiring landscapes it opens.
Foredraget vil bli streamet og er på engelsk.
I Foredragsserien har scenekunstnere valgt seg en kunstner som utgangspunkt for å tenke høyt om teater og verden. Foredragsserien kurateres av Ole Johan Skjelbred og Morten Cranner, Dramatikkens hus. Foredraget blir streamet på vår Facebook-side.
Foredragsserien er gratis.