Next week at c.off: Lecture performance by Suzy Halajian “The Closer I Get To The End The More I Rewrite The Beginning”
Christine Rebet, The Square, 2011, 16mm animation film, color, sound, 2-minute loop, courtesy the artist and Bureau, New York.
On Tuesday Nov 24th at 5.30pm, c.off’s series of lecture performances will start off with Notes on The Closer I Get To The End The More I Rewrite The Beginning, by Suzy Halajian.
Notes on The Closer I Get To The End The More I Rewrite The Beginning takes up two past curatorial projects. It closely considers both personal and theoretical references that informed the exhibition, The Closer I Get To The End The More I Rewrite The Beginning, in Los Angeles. The exhibition explores the state of exhaustion, through the time and space that make it possible. By questioning the appearance and contours of social spaces that enable this condition, it locates instances within these sites that allow for new forms of sociability. Notes considers both individual artworks and writing contributions within the project that self-reflectively interrogate how these social spaces may be realized in a state of nonstop action and renewal and how their potentials may unfold over time. It looks to works that reimagine, re-perform, consume, and even obliterate images and places set in motion.
Suzy Halajian is an independent curator who lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent curated projects include The Recorder Was Left On, Or The Closer I Get To The End The More I Rewrite The Beginning, LACA, Los Angeles (2015); Drowning and swallowing this text, LACE, Los Angeles (2014); Cover, Junk, Strike, Fahrenheit, Los Angeles (2014). Halajian is a 2014 recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Curatorial Travel/ Research Fellowship. In 2013 she worked as Assistant Curator on the Home Works 6 Forum with Ashkal Alwan in Beirut, and from 2007-2010, she co-found and directed Eighteen Thirty Collaborations, an experimental performance arts space in Los Angeles.
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