Performance / Lectures !!

Perfomance / Lectures !!
David Buuck & Liz Glynn

Saturday, May 23 from 4-7pm
at Outpost for Contemporary Art

Liz Glynn uses objects and actions to explore the ambition of empire and the pleasure of ruin. Her practice seeks to embody dynamic cycles of growth, possibility, and decay by evidencing process, encouraging participation, and inciting future action. Her work has been presented at venues including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Machine Project, the REDCAT Lounge, John Connolly Presents (NYC), and is currently on view as part of The Generational: Younger than Jesus at the New Museum in NYC. Reviews of her work have appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Art Lies, Domus, and Archaeology Magazine among others. She has attended residencies at O’ Artoteca in Milan, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. She received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts, and her BA from Harvard College.

David Buuck will give a performative talk & image (de)tour of recent projects initiated by BARGE (The Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics), including multi-platform investigations of various sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. Using text, photos, performance, walking tours, psychogeography, music, & found materials, these projects explore how various methodologies might engage & respond to the specific historical & material conditions of a given site or field of inquiry. As an extension of these inquiries, notions such as the 'artist talk' or the 'slide lecture' become arenas for performance & improvisation as well.

BARGE was started by David Buuck in 2003. BARGE has organized several (de)tours around the Bay Area, investigating regional sites & spaces that are underrepresented & overlooked in more conventional touristic, commercial, & socio-political notions of place & public space. BARGE investigates how vernacular landscapes — from highways & billboards to waterfronts & public utilities, from industrial lots & server farms to military bases & surveillance zones — are constructed & inhabited, while also exploring the ways in which engaged psychogeography can provide new modes of counter-tourism & activism. Recent investigations include Buried Treasure Island (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2008), "!7 Reasons Why" (Mission17 Gallery, 2009), & "Matta-Clark Parks" (Root Division Gallery, 2009). David Buuck's The Shunt is just out from Palm Press, and recent writing has appeared in SITE/CITE/CITY (2008), Artweek, Bombay Gin, With+Stand, Try, & elsewhere.

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