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Gender, Bodies, and Machines: Susan Steinberg and Heidi Kumao On Form — Co-presented with Yaddo


Admission and $10 off at our bookstore

October 24, 2019 Thursday, 7:00 pm

An exploration into thematic and formal connections between visual art and fiction for a cross-disciplinary focus on craft, meaning, and story focusing of Steinberg’s novel Machine and Kumao’s installation work. Co-presented with Yaddo.

Kumao Art 2 - Carla Cain-Walther
  • Author Photo - Susan Steinberg by Noah Doely - Carla Cain-Walther

    Susan Steinberg

    Susan Steinberg

    Susan Steinberg is the author of Spectacle, Hydroplane, and The End of Free Love. She is the recipient of a United States Artists Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, and a Pushcart Prize. She teaches at the University of San Francisco.

  • Photo - Heidi Kumao-5746 - Carla Cain-Walther

    Heidi Kumao

    Heidi Kumao

    Generating artistic spectacle through the intersection of cinema, sculpture, theater and technology, Heidi Kumao reframes ordinary gestures to explore their psychological underside. Her interests have manifested a wide range of hybrid art forms including: a game interface which empowers users to hack live CNN broadcasts, provocative electronic clothing, electromechanical girl’s legs that “misbehave,” experimental animations, and narrative video sculptures. Many of her works feature a minimalist theater set, a site for presenting simple actions such as writing, gardening, reading, or walking in order to call attention to these often overlooked acts. Through these animated tableaus, she demonstrates how small gestures, even the most private and poetic, can become significant acts of defiance. She is a Professor at the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

  • Yaddo is a residency program in Saratoga Springs, New York that nurtures the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment. Yaddo offers residencies to artists from all nations and backgrounds working in the fields of dance, film, literature, musical composition, visual art, performance, and video. Collectively, their work has touched millions of lives.

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