Artists Space

Jordan Lord

December 1, 2020 (or August 27, 2016 or May 9, 2012 or) – August 31, 2021 (TBD)

More to come, but not yet.

The conditions of saying or finding out that something is happening feel different today. But what we’re saying for now is that this has been happening and will continue happening, at least until the frame has closed.

Over the next several months, there will be a series of events dealing with liveness, a new film, and the connective tissue between them and the means by which all this is shared.

Yes, there’s a space, but here there is less about where and more about when. Something I had thought of in relation to an earlier project was a notion of prophetic memory; this keeps coming up again—remembering both what will and might be.

A lot about this project will materially consist of missing out. As my friends have helped me understand—when it comes to knowing what’s happening—missing out is often a cause for joy. I also don’t want to say that, if you missed out, you were not there or that it’s not now live.

I’ve started calling my grandmother to talk to her at least once a week. I know that remembering can be a way of living, the ways in which a life is cast; memory is kept; people determine who’s living according to their memories of them. Those they do not remember or never did remember, those who can’t remember or only remember, they so often reserve for some state of already dead, while just as many have to insist they aren’t yet. This way in which memory becomes a threshold for life is adjacent to asking whether something is happening now—is live—or somewhen elsewhere. This is all true, but it isn’t really the point; it’s where it starts.

– Jordan Lord

Jordan Lord is a filmmaker, writer, and artist. Their work addresses the relationships between historical and emotional debts, framing and support, access and documentary. Their films and performances have been shown at festivals and venues including Artists Space, EFA Project Space, DOCNYC, and Camden Arts Centre. Their work was shown in the festival I Wanna Be with You Everywhere at Performance Space NY, and their solo exhibition After… After… was presented at Piper Keys in 2019. Lord currently teaches at Hunter College in the Integrated Media Arts program.

Support is provided by Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Cy Twombly Foundation, The David Teiger Foundation, The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The New York Community Trust, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, The Danielson Foundation, The Fox Aarons Foundation, Herman Goldman Foundation, The Destina Foundation, The Luce Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, VIA Art Fund, Arison Arts Foundation, The Chicago Community Fund, The David Rockefeller Fund, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, The Jill and Peter Kraus Foundation, The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation.