Held In Trust

May 1May 2, 2014

Caitlin Berrigan • Annie Dorsen • David Levine • Ryan McNamera • Laura Mott • Michael Oatman • Marnix Rummens

Held in Trust is a colloquium examining the intangible economies of trust that underpin participatory, performative, and interactive works. Hybridized works that exist between the structures and behavioral codes of visual arts and performing arts, that challenge inherited forms of spectatorship, ask individuals to act outside of familiar parameters. These situations can be riddled with anxiety, and place pressure on the tacit trust between the audience, the artist, and the institution.

This colloquium conducts an interdisciplinary inquiry into the nature of trust, and will consider its inflection within power relations raising issues such as agency, ethics, and hospitality. It will consider polarizing theoretical terms used to conjure audiences, and the critical concepts that limn discussions around these artistic practices.

The Jaffe Colloquia is a series of exchanges that brings together small groups of artists, curators, and theorists to informally discuss ideas centered around the conditions of, and perspectives on, time-based arts.

These events take the form of closed group discussion; however, sessions will be recorded and subsequently made available online.

Emily Zimmerman
Held In Trust
May 1May 2, 2014

EMPAC 2013-2014 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
State of the Arts - NYSCA