Please join Hannah Waiters and their guests, Genevieve Hyacinthe* and Lynn Marie Kirby in conversation about walking as an artistic practice!
VR Walk on the 14th of October, 4 pm PST //
Link will be sent upon registration.
3:45 - 4:00 Warm Up Exercise with Judit
4:00 - 4:30 Introduction & and VR walk together
4:30 - 4:40 Hannah Waiters: “Walking an Aporia”
4:40 - 4:55 Lynn Marie Kirby: “listen to the world waking"
4:55 - 5:10 Open conversation
Hannah will guide us through her VR space "Walking an Aporia" that she created during her residency in the VR Art Camp in May 2021. She invited some of her favorite scholars into this experiential VR vitrine, which employed walking and witnessing methodologies to complicate our relationship to natural and urban landscapes. We are thrilled to invite you to join Hannah, Genevieve* and Lynn’s reflection based discussion!
*Please note that due to an unforeseen event, Genevieve can not join us today! We'll miss her and sending her healing vibes.
Lynn Marie Kirby will share an excerpt of a recent video she made with the SF Girls Chorus, Level IV. The video is the result of a collaborative place-based practice developed with the choristers and their director Dr. Anne Hege.
During COVID the San Francisco Girls Chorus practiced on Zoom. Each of the twenty–two girls in the Level IV chose a place to return to over and over again over the course of six months. They spent time in their chosen places—they listened, took notes, collected objects, chose a color, recorded sounds and video, and from a libretto based on their language, collectively composed music and sang.
The video document is a record of their time apart and together.
If this is your first time in Mozilla Hubs*, please join our warm up exercise 15 minutes before our conversation at 3:45 pm PST! We'll show you the basic technical skills so you can participate in the event the most comfortably. Fast internet and computer (with a mouse ;) can make a difference in your experience.
Here is a video that helps to navigate in the Art Camp Commons: https://youtu.be/X-xExAiofHA
Hannah Waiters is a Bay Area-based Black visual researcher and conceptual artist. Her conceptual material art practice interests include museum studies, Black Atlantic philosophy, historical phenomenology in art history, and historical materialism. She completed her MFA in Fine Arts and MA in Visual & Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. Waiters is currently collections fellow in Contemporary & American art at the de Young museum extending her graduate studies research on preserving conceptual postmodern Black erasure in relation to gentrification's local dynamics. Themes and aesthetics of both Black Atlantic philosophy and museum studies here enlarge how we think about exhibitions and, more broadly, archival/institutional displacements that marginalize local landscapes and perpetuate the erasure of larger local socio-cultural narratives.
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Lynn Marie Kirby is a San Francisco based artist who works in a variety of time-based forms, from film to public interventions and performance.
Kirby is occupied with questions of place and the residue of history. Her practice depends on improvisation and collaboration, accidents that make her jump, and forms of contemplation.
In the last ten years Kirby has increasingly planned her own site interventions, outside established art systems to expand the idea of an exhibition and its relation to the public.
In addition to the site-based projects, Kirby’s work has been widely exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals; generous granting organizations have supported her projects. She is Professor of Fine Arts and Film at the California College of the Arts.
Genevieve Hyacinthe is an assistant professor of contemporary art and visual studies at CCA. She was an MFA Faculty member at Parsons Art, Media and Technology Department and School of Visual Arts and earned her PhD in History of Art and Architecture at Harvard focusing on West African, Black Atlantic, and contemporary art.
Hyacinthe’s research concerns emerge from expanded notions of sculpture, particularly performance theory. She views her practice, research, and writing as intertwined on good days, and entangled and uncooperative on bad ones. Hyacinthe has studied, performed, and taught West African drum and dance since 2000. She loves Mali in particular and is currently grappling with issues of separation from practice and place.
Her recent publications include: Radical Virtuosity: Ana Mendieta and the Black Atlantic, MIT Press, Fall 2019; "I Am Basquiat" in African American Arts: Activism, Aesthetics, and Futurity, Roman & Littlefield, December 2019; “The Shape of Humidity: Performing Black Atlantic Theory Making,” Performance Philosophy Journal, January 2019; "Shelter And Care: Layo Brights’s Crafting Of Nigerian Feminine Space With Aunty’s Touch," SMIJAR, Chennai, forthcoming; “Layered in Love: Musings on Love’s Palpability in Some Sahelian and West African Art Forms,” Longetti Art Journal, Copenhagen, Winter 2019.
Hyacinthe is on the editorial boards of Stella Maris College’s Multidisciplinary International Journal of Academic Research in Chennai and ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations’ and First Peoples’ Cultures, Penn State. She is a former dancer for ANIKAYA global dance and a current board member.
Space is limited to 21 active participants. As a Room Guest, you may engage in conversation with the artists after the presentations. In case the room is full, you can still watch the event from the Lobby, which is limited for viewing only. Please arrive on time in order to be our Room Guest! (Link will be sent upon registration)
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Art Camp is a homesome virtual art residency and gathering, an alternative to our many missing social events. Womxn and underrepresented artists investigate the possibilities of creating and inhabiting a communal place with care that is accessible both on a browser and in virtual reality. The residency accumulates in the Show & Tell on the last Sundays of every second month.
*Mozilla Hubs is accessible with or without VR headsets, simply in your browser (computer, phones, tablets etc.) - best on Firefox.
Use these keys for navigation:
Arrow keys or
WS (move forward-back)
AD (move left-right)
cursor or QE for rotation
holding SHIFT makes your move faster
Find further info here: https://hubs.mozilla.com/docs/hubs-controls.html
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