Artists Space

Center for Experimental Lectures:
Amalle Dublon and Aria Dean

Talk
February 2, 2020, 6pm

Sunday, February 2, 2020
6pm

Amalle Dublon and Aria Dean present new work for the Center for Experimental Lectures, an artist's project based in New York that engages with the public lecture as form. Amalle Dublon will play and discuss Mariah Carey's song "Honey," relating it to concerns of dependency, growth and decay, and culinary sound. In Aria Dean's lecture, To the Ringdown, two become one, bound by a third. As a part of a series of lectures co-commissioned by Montez Press Radio, their lectures will be broadcast live from Artists Space here.

In a grassy clearing in the shade of two green oak trees mostly obscuring the sky, the words “CENTER for EXPERIMENTAL LECTURES” are projected onto a small screen supported by a wooden frame held upright between leaning cinderblocks. Small monitor speakers are in the foreground on either side, one with a clamp light attached to it and a stack of books on top of it.
Image provided by Gordon Hall. [In a grassy clearing in the shade of two green oak trees mostly obscuring the sky, the words “CENTER for EXPERIMENTAL LECTURES” are projected onto a small screen supported by a wooden frame held upright between leaning cinderblocks. Small monitor speakers are in the foreground on either side, one with a clamp light attached to it and a stack of books on top of it.]

Amalle Dublon received her PhD in Literature from Duke University, where her dissertation brought questions of sound and aurality to bear on queer and feminist thought. She serves on the editorial board of Women and Performance, a journal of feminist theory, and her writing has appeared in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, TDR: The Drama Review, and with Constantina Zavitsanos, in I’m Still Coming: Ellen Cantor’s Coming to Power 1993 & 2016, among other publications. She helped to organize I Wanna Be with You Everywhere, a gathering of disabled artists and writers at Performance Space and the Whitney Museum, in 2019, and, with Constantina Zavitsanos, has participated in Sensing Salons organized by Valentina Desideri and Denise Ferreira da Silva; and in Coop Fund, Amalle Dublon & Constantina Zavitsanos, Devin Kenny, John Neff at Artists Space, New York. She teaches at the New School.


Aria Dean is an artist, writer and curator based in New York and Los Angeles. She is Editor and Curator at Rhizome. Dean’s writing has been featured in Texte zur Kunst, e-flux, Artforum, Art in America, Kaleidescope, Spike Magazine, and other publications. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include (meta)models or how i got my groove back, Chapter NY; Aria Dean, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo; lonesome crowded west, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles; Gut Pinch, The Sunroom, Richmond; and White Ppl Think I’m Radical, Arcadia Missa, London. Dean has also participated in group exhibitions internationally at Tai Kwun, Hong Kong; The MAC, Belfast; ICAVCU, Richmond; Het Hem, Amsterdam; ICA Philadelphia; Higher Pictures, NY; Bodega, NY; Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin. She has lectured and presented work at various institutions such as Yale University; Swiss Institute, NY; Serpentine Galleries, London; Centre d’Art Contemporain Genéve; Cranbrook Art Museum; La Casa Encendida; Transmediale Festival; and Atlanta Contemporary.


The Center for Experimental Lectures was started in 2011 by Gordon Hall, and since then has commissioned 38 new lecture performances at a variety of venues including Recess, MoMA PS1, The Shandaken Project, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and at the Whitney Museum of American Art presenting Seminars with Artists in conjunction with the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Starting in 2016, Joseph Lubitz joined Gordon Hall as an organizing collaborator at the CEL. An archive including transcripts and video documentation of past events can be found at experimentallectures.org

Artists Space is accessible via a wheelchair lift and automated door in front of the entrance on 80 White Street. This event will take place in the cellar gallery, which can be accessed via the ground floor elevator. Artists Space welcomes assistance dogs, and has wheelchair accessible non-gender-segregated toilet facilities. This event will have American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. A transcription of this event will be made available at a later date online at the Center for Experimental Lectures archive. There will be a variety of seating options and also light snacks available. For access inquiries please contact Artists Space at info@artistsspace.org or 212 226 3970.

Lead support

VIA Art Fund

Support

The Friends of Artists Space, The Artists Space Program Fund, Atelier4, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Greenwich Collection LTD, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.