Gordon Hall

“Read me that part a-gain, where I disin-herit everybody”

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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.

Emily Zimmerman

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 MagazineRandy,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.

Gordon Hall
Studio 2
April 1, 2014, 7PM
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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