On March 23rd 2017, I curated an evening of performance called Song in the Expanded Field at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU.
Taking Rosalind Krauss’s 1978 essay “Sculpture in the Expanded Field” as a point of departure, the evening brought together three artists and writers to consider how songs are operating as material within contemporary performance. What is the promise of song? How do songs gather and disperse political feelings in our contemporary moment? What is the relationship between song and critique? Morgan Bassichis, Mariana Valencia, and I presented recent work alongside one another in an informal evening that aimed to explore the relationship between song, emotion, gender, race, humor, and politics.
Photos of my performance from that night by Charlotte Curtis: