Irina Botea & Marianne Apostolides
7-9:30 at The (New) Corpse Space 1511 N. Milwaukee 2nd Floor
March 13, 2012
Join us for an evening of artist talks from artist Irina Botea and writer Marianne Apostolides.
Over the past ten years Irina Botea has been engaged in an art practice that uses multiple media— digital video, film, video installation, performance, photography— to inspect the present socio-political dynamics and the possibility of their transformation. Her work combines reenactment strategies with auditions and elements of direct cinema and cinema verite to look into the role trauma, history, language, and music play in the formation of the individual and the community. Tonight she will show excerpts from a few of her films and discuss their genesis.
Marianne Apostolides is the author of four books, including the novels Swim and The Lucky Child. She is a recipient of the 2011 Chalmers Arts Fellowship, a prize awarded to artists in Canada, where she currently lives. Tonight she will read from her latest book, Voluptuous Pleasure, a collection of non-fiction narratives; she will situate this book in a wider discussion about the nature of non-fiction in our historical moment — a moment in which postmodernism is yielding to a new articulation of the human condition. Her talk is entitled Voluptuous Pleasure: The Creation of Non-fiction in a Posthuman Age.