Paul Ramirez Jonas
Visual artist Paul Ramirez Jonas will present a lecture on time, expiration and memory through his work. The themes of time, expiration and memory are central to visual artist Paul Ramirez Jonas’ work. In his projects, what looks like invention is but a re-enactment and what seems to be an exploration is but walking in someone else’s footsteps. However, not unlike a musician reading from a score or an actor performing from a play, the pre- existence of a text does not preclude passion, enthusiasm, humor and new meanings. In a Glass Hour is a series devoted to exploring the topic of time from the diverse perspectives of media theorists, scientists, artists, historians, journalists and others. Taking a broadly interdisciplinary approach to this singular subject, the series will point to the elasticity of this pervasive subject.