Art Lecture Series, week 8: Dahlia Elsayed and Andrew Demirjian on Wednesday, 11/18 from 11:30-1pm

Dahlia Elsayed is an artist and writer who makes text and image-based work that synthesizes an internal and external experience of place, connecting the ephemeral to the concrete. She writes short fictions for created landscapes that take the form of narrative paintings, print and installation. Her work has been exhibited at galleries and institutions throughout the United States and internationally, including the 12th Cairo Biennale, Robert Miller Gallery, BravinLee Programs, The New Jersey State Museum and Aljira Center for Contemporary Art. Her work is in the public collections of the Newark Museum, the Zimmerli Museum, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, the US Department of State, amongst others. Dahlia has received awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, Visual Studies Workshop, the MacDowell Colony, Women’s Studio Workshop, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the NJ State Council on the Arts. She received her MFA from Columbia University, and lives and works in New Jersey. Ms. Elsayed is a Professor of Humanities at CUNY LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, NY.

Andrew Demirjian is an interdisciplinary artist who works with remix, rhythm and ritual. He creates environments for critical reflection through scraping and recombining popular culture, making intricate collages of sound and language. His work is often presented in non-traditional exhibition spaces and takes the form of interactive installations, generative art, multi-channel videos and live performances. He is currently a Fellow at the MIT Open Documentary Lab, where he is working on a computational text analysis project for linguistic remixing of vast quantities of video files. Andrew’s work has been exhibited at The Museum of the Moving Image, Eyebeam, Fridman Gallery, Rush Arts, the White Box gallery, Cyberfest, Fieldgate Gallery, the Center for Book Arts, The Newark Museum and many other galleries, festivals and museums. He is the author of Pan- terrestrial People’s Anthem, a book of poetry and collection of music that remixes the lyrics and songs of 195 national anthems. The MacDowell Colony, Puffin Foundation, Artslink, Harvestworks, Diapason, The Experimental Television Center, The Bemis Center, LMCC Swing Space, The Visual Studies Workshop and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts are among some of the organizations that have supported his work. Andrew teaches theory and production courses in emerging media in the Film and Media Department and the Integrated Media Arts MFA program at Hunter College.

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Art Lecture Series, week 6: Anne de Marcken from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Wednesday, 11/4


Anne de Marcken, former Greener! is a writer and interdisciplinary artist. Her credits include durational writing projects, hybrid narratives, short and feature-length films and site-specific installations. She approaches creative work as a process of critical inquiry, centering questions of impermanence, invisibility and the abject. She is author of the lyric novella The Accident: An Account (Spuyten Duyvil, 2020), and her writing has appeared in Best New American Voices, Ploughshares, Narrative, Entropy, on NPR’s Selected Shorts and elsewhere. Recent process-based installations include Hinterlands of Paris (2020), Paris Chopped & Screwed (2019), Invisible Ink: Homeless (2018), Invisible Ink: Reparations (2017) and The Redaction Project (2016). She is also known for the gender-queer experimental feature Group (2002). Anne is editor and publisher of The 3rd Thing, an independent press dedicated to intersectional, interdisciplinary work. You can see more about  The 3rd Thing at

Note: Anna Joy Springer will be rescheduled TBA

Anna Joy Springer is the author of “The Vicious Red Relic, Love” (Jaded Ibis, 2011), an illustrated fabulist memoir with soundscape by Rachel Carns and Tara Jane O’neil “Your Metaforest Guidebook”, as well as “The Birdwisher, A Murder Mystery for Very Old Young Adults” (Birds of Lace, 2009). Her work appears in zines, journals, anthologies, and recordings. An Associate Professor of Literature at UC San Diego, Springer teaches experimental writing, feminist literature & graphic texts and also leads public meditation groups focusing on sensation, emotion, and imagination. She’s performed in punk and queercore bands Blatz, The Gr’ups, and Cypher in the Snow and toured the U.S. with the writers of Sister Spit.


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Week 4: Christian Nagler on Wednesday, October 21st 11:30-1pm via Zoom link below

Christian Nagler is an artist, writer, translator, and a Ph.D. candidate in performance studies. Recent writings can be found in TDRPerformance ResearchArt JournalArt Practical, Fillip and in the books Somatic Engagement (ed. Petra Kuppers) and Six Lines of Flight (ed. Apsara DiQuinzio). He has been an Arts Research Center fellow and a columnist for SFMoma’s Open Space. His novel Human Capital: A Life was published in 2016 by Publication Studio. He has recently performed or exhibited at CounterPulse, The Oakland Museum of California, The Kadist Foundation, and The Lab. His dissertation-in-progress investigates the role of performance and performativity in Silicon Valley’s representation of economic and social futures.

B.A. in English, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley; M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Brown University

Link to Christian’s week 4 Zoom:


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Art Lecture Series: Clifford Owens, Week 2, Wednesday, October 7 from 11:30-1:00 on Zoom

Photo credit: Karina Aguilera Skvirsky

Clifford Owens makes photographs, videos, performances, paper-works, installations,
and texts. His works have appeared in many solo and group exhibitions, both nationally
and internationally. Owens’s solo museum exhibitions include “Anthology” at the
Museum of Modern Art PS1, “Better the Rebel You Know” at Home in Manchester,
England, and “Perspectives 173: Clifford Owens” at the Contemporary Arts Museum
Houston. “Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art,” “Greater New
York 2005,” “Freestyle,” and “Performance Now: The First Decade of the New
Century.” His on-going, performance-based projects have been widely presented in
museums and galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art, Baltimore Museum of Art,
and Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Zoom Link for 10/7 talk with Clifford Owens  –     

Owens graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Rutgers University, and studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a William H. Johnson Prize, an Art Matters Grant, a Louis Tiffany Comfort Award, a New York Community Trust, a Lambent Foundation Fellowship, and the Rutgers University Ralph Bunche Graduate Fellowship. Owens has been an artist in residence at the Studio
Museum in Harlem, Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, MacDowell Colony, and Artpace.
Publications, reviews, and interviews about his work have appeared in Art in America,
The New York Times, Village Voice, Modern Painters, Artforum, The New Yorker,
BOMB, The Wall Street Journal, The Drama Review, Performa: New Visual Art
Performance, Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education, Why Art
Photography? and Anthology, his exhibition book. He has written for several exhibition
publications, The New York Times, Artforum, and Performing Arts Journal. His works are
in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, and the
Studio Museum on Harlem.
Owens has been visiting faculty, critic, and lecturer at many institutions, including the
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cooper Union, Yale University, Columbia
University, Williams College, New York University, Lafayette College, Virginia
Commonwealth University, New York University, University of North Carolina Chapel
Hill. He is currently Guest Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College.
Owens was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He lives and works in New York City and
Jersey City, New Jersey.

Zoom Link for 10/7 talk with Clifford Owens  –


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Art Lectures Series: Fall Quarter 20-21

We are so glad to be back! Welcome to the Evergreen Art Lecture Series fall lineup. The series presents a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary art issues by artists, writers, activists and scholars. The ongoing aim to bring an array of practices from a variety of fields, areas of inquiry and creative production to our campus is to stay actively engaged in complex ideas and issues current to our times. The series provides a lively forum for the exchange of ideas between the speakers, students, faculty and the public. All are welcome.

Lectures take place on Wednesdays from 11:30-1:00 pm as Zoom webinars. **Note: Week 6, 11/4 runs from 11:00-1:00.

WHERE: Zoom link provided via email from Shaw Osha, ALS Coordinator

WHEN: (usually) Every other Wednesday, 11:30-1:00 pm, during the academic quarter.  [see schedule below for details]

• All lectures are free and open to the public • 

Check the VIDEO GALLERY for recordings of lectures

WEEK 2, 10/7 Clifford Owens

WEEK 4, 10/21 Christian Nagler

WEEK 6, 11/4  A joint event presenting work on white girlhood by Anna Joy Springer and Anne de Marcken, followed by a discussion facilitated by Miranda Mellis.

Note the time for this lecture is 11:00-1:00.

WEEK 8, 11/18 Dahlia Elsayed and Andrew Demerjian

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Spring 2020: Week 6, Bill Basquin, Wednesday, May 6 11:30-1:00 via Zoom webinar


Bill Basquin, filmmaker (From Inside of Here), is a multi-modal artist who enjoys the lessons that come from working with people, living with a tiny cat, and continuing to attune to worlds both wild and domestic. Bill’s films have been shown at the Sundance Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Mix Festival, Documenta, and the New York Museum of Modern Art.

In preparation for the talk, please pre-screen some clips of Basquin’s films here:

Zoom webinar link

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Week 8: As part of the PLATO Lecture Series, Ann Warde, Wednesday, February 26th from 11:30-1pm in the Recital Hall of the COM Building

Ann Warde is an experimental composer, sound artist, and independent scholar, and a
2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Music/Sound from The New York Foundation
for the Arts. Following her doctorate in music composition and ethnomusicology at the
University of Illinois, and a Mellon Fellowship in music at Cornell University, her
work with sound shifted, focusing for the next decade on applications of audio
technology to the analysis of whale sounds at Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology.
Subsequently, as a 2015-16 US-UK Fulbright Researcher at the University of York,
she worked on music and bioacoustics projects and developed interests in American
philosophy. Linking this philosophical inquiry to music led to her recent presentation at the Women in Pragmatism International Conference (Barcelona), and to her participation as co-convener and presenter at the Experience :: Music :: Experiment events sponsored by the Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium. Her sound installation Hidden Encounters was featured as part of the 2019 Tone Deaf Festival in Kingston, Ontario, and last August she was an artist-in-residence with the European Interfaces project in Cyprus.

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Happy Black History Month! Week 6: Natasha Marin, Wednesday, February 12th from 11:30-1pm in the Recital Hall of the COM Building. Please join Natasha for a Writing Workshop after the lecture on Wednesday from 2:00-3:30. Location TBD. The workshop is centered on Black student experience and all are welcome.

Natasha Marin poses for a portrait on Friday, May 25, 2018, in Seattle. KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer









Natasha Marin is the curator of Black Imagination: Black Voices on Black Futures (McSweeney’s, 2020). Marin is also a conceptual artist whose people-centered projects have circled the globe since 2012 and have been recognized and acknowledged by Art Forum, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, NBC, Al Jazeera, Vice, PBS and others. In 2018, the City of Seattle and King County have backed BLACK IMAGINATION– a series of conceptual exhibitions—amplifying, centering, and holding sacred a diverse sample of voices including LGBTQIA+ black youth, incarcerated black women, black folks with disabilities, unsheltered black folks, and black children.

Her viral web-based project, Reparations, engaged a quarter of a million people worldwide in the practice of “leveraging privilege,” and earned Marin, a mother of two, death threats by the dozens. Find out more about her work online:

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Week 4: McKenzie Funk, Wednesday, January 29th from 11:30-1pm in the Recital Hall of the COM Building

National Magazine Award finalist McKenzie Funk writes for Harper’s, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Outside, The New York Times Magazine, and the London Review of Books. His first book, Windfall, won a PEN Literary Award and was named a book of the year by The New Yorker, Mother Jones, Salon, and A former Knight-Wallace Fellow and Open Society Fellow, he is a co-founder of the journalism cooperative Deca and a board member at Amplifier. He speaks five languages and is a native of the Pacific Northwest, where he lives with his wife and sons.

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Week 2: Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes Wednesday, January 15th, 11:30-1pm in the Recital Hall of the COM Building

Image result for Maikoiyo Alley-BarnesMaikoiyo Alley-Barnes is an artist, filmmaker, writer, and designer who explores the resonance of genetic cultural memory through the mystical and the mundane. The child of two prolific creators, he developed his practice under the tutelage of his parents, Curtis R. Barnes and Royal Alley-Barnes. He is part of the Black Constellation, a collective that also includes Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, and Nep Sidhu. Alley-Barnes has exhibited sculpture and films in numerous traditional and new-media-based settings. He has been, and continues to be, instrumental in the creation of seminal cultural spaces in Seattle, including the influential mixed-use space pun(c)tuation, among others. In 2014, Alley-Barnes was the recipient of the Neddy Artist Award in the open medium category. Alley-Barnes lives and works in Seattle.

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