A few end of the year updates…
Here is the link to the interview with me on BURNAWAY about the paper I gave at its End of Days Secret Supper this past November. Paper title: “The Zombie: A Post-Human, Becoming-Undead Flâneur?” Here’s an image from the spooky dinner in Oakland Cemetary!
Also, the essay I wrote a couple of years ago “Pictures of Health, Pictures of Illness” about the Visible Human Project and British photographer Jo Spence has finally been published! It’s in the volume Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing Through the Discipline (Routledge, 2012) edited by James Elkins, Kristi McGuire, Maureen Burns, Alicia Chester, and Joel Kuennen. The collection brings together over sixty essays that invoke images to summon, interpret, and argue with visual studies and its neighboring fields such as art history, media studies, visual anthropology, critical theory, cultural studies, and aesthetics.
I’m still waiting on images from my performance at the High, new descendent on escaleer, no, too, so hopefully I will be posting those soon.
Also, a poem of mine, r = 1, was published in Ctrl+P, an online arts journal this past September in Vol. 17. Check it out!
Happy New Year’s! On to 2013…
Caroline Picard, a friend and also director of The Green Lantern Press, did an interview with me for her interview series on Bad at Sports! I especially like how it begins with talk of poodles and pet cloning. Awesome.
To check it out:
The Liminal Space of Self: An Interview with Meredith Kooi
I just listened to this interview from blogtalkradio show Underground Wellness about gluten sensitivity and its affects on the body including autoimmune diseases and depression. It is a convincing interview, though sometimes it borders on fanaticism, but something worth looking into. As someone who deals with issues of autoimmunity and depression, exploring dietary options doesn’t seem like a bad idea. To listen to the interview, click on the link below.
Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease with Dr. Thomas O’Bryan.
The newest episode of Bad at Sports, a podcast about contemporary art, is an interview with Jim Elkins about this past summer’s Stone Summer Theory Institute. Elkins, professor at the School of the Art Institute in Art History, Theory and Criticism and also in Visual and Critical Studies (my department), organizes the Theory Institute, a yearly conference that seeks to bring together theorists, critics, students, and etc to have conversations, every summer for the past 4 years.
I participated in this year’s seminar: Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-aesthetic, so listening to his interview is an interesting re-cap and experience for me. This summer’s conference explored the tension between the modernist idea of the aesthetic and the postmodern notion of the anti-aesthetic, a term coined by Hal Foster for his edited volume The Anti-Aesthetic written and edited in 1983 that has influenced many artists working since the 80s and today.
The interview is an interesting discussion of what happened at the seminar, contemporary art practices, and the possibilities of what’s to come. Also, to give myself some credit, Elkins discusses the youtube videos that I suggested we watch during one of the seminars: Double Rainbow and the parody Doublicious…
To listen to the podcast, click here to visit the Bad At Sports site to download it.