A conversation about responsibility & organizing with denisse andrade & Mimi McGurl
Wednesday, June 19th at 7:00 p.m.
540 West 21st Street, , New York, New York
From experimental restaurants to performative lectures, from social networks to public protests, cultural practices that focus on group work are gaining visibility. F**king Up is a conversation series that asks artists, educators and curators to speak openly about struggles and desires in collaboration, documentation, narration and committment. Join these free public conversations at Eyebeam on the third Wednesday of the month, from March through June.
F**king Up is organized by OurGoods, A Blade of Grass and Eyebeam Art & Technology Center.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
denisse andrade is an activist, an independent curator and a geographer in training. She's also a Teaching Fellow in the Urban Studies Department at Hunter College.
Mimi McGurl is a director and teacher whose work addresses questions of gender and racial perception in performance. Recent shows include Shakespeare’s Will written by Vern Thiessen at the North American Cultural Laboratory (NACL) where she is an associate artist, and The Paul Robeson Project performed by Kim Howard at the WOW Café Theater where she is a collective member. She has been a visiting artist and scholar at NYU, Mills College and American Conservatory Theater in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has presented papers on cross-gender casting for the Association of Theater in Higher Education, the American Society for Theater Research, and the Organization of American Historians and her essays have been published by Duke University Press, NYU Press, and UMI Press. She also lectures and leads workshops on writing for performance in non-academic settings. She received a B.A. from Middlebury College, an MFA from UC Irvine, and a PhD from Stanford University.