“Read me that part a-gain, where I disin-herit everybody”
Titled after a line from composer John Cage’s remarkable 1959 Lecture on Nothing, Gordon Hall’s lecture-performance Read me that part a-gain, where I disin-herit everybody will offer a history of lecture-performances using sculptural objects, sound, and projected images. Hall is the founder and director of the Center for Experimental Lectures, a roving series of curated lecture-performances that embraces the lecture format itself as a creative medium. The Center for Experimental Lectures emerged from Hall’s studio practice, where sculptures and performances pose questions about the possibilities created and foreclosed by different kinds of platforms, from furniture to politics.
Gordon Hall is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York and the director of the Center for Experimental Lectures, a performative lecture series that has been hosted by MoMA PS1, Recess, The Shandaken Project, Alderman Exhibitions, and will be producing a series of lectures and seminars in conjunction with the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Hall has exhibited and performed at SculptureCenter, The Kitchen, Movement Research, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, among others, and has lectured and published widely including in V Magazine, Randy,Title Magazine, and in Theorizing Visual Studies (Routledge, 2012). Hall was awarded an LMCC Workspace Residency for 2013-14 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2013) and the Fire Island Artist Residency (2012). Hall holds an MFA and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and teaches at Parsons The New School for Design.