On Saturday May 27th at 2pm, Lindsey Dorr-Niro and Marty McConnell will give a performance in response to Dorr-Niro’s installation in Sector 2337’s main gallery. This event is free.
We were wrong about evolution.
Everything happens in at least two directions.
— Marty McConnell, watershed
Personhood then is also in the mesh — it may look solid from a distance, but as we approach it we discover that it is full of holes.
— Timothy Morton, Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World
Through video projection and the performance of poems exploring an un/dis-located, peri-apocalyptic landscape, visual artist Lindsey Dorr-Niro and poet Marty McConnell will invite the audience to navigate a physical and intellectual world of both familiar and unfamiliar disruption. Framing and interspersed within the performance will be mini-lectures by Dorr-Niro relating components of the current exhibit to both the concepts of Timothy Morton’s hyperobjects and the role of music and art in resistance movements, including Woody Guthrie’s seminal alternative national anthem, “This Land is Your Land.”
About the artists:
Throughout her work, transdisciplinary visual artist Lindsey Dorr-Niro aims to make art a practice of critical consciousness, calling viewers deeper into themselves and relation with the world. Her installations disrupt and reorganize our vision and being in a way that enable us to see, imagine, and be differently — facilitating an embodied, contemplative, and ecstatic alternative to the amnesiac conditions of late capitalism. Lindsey holds her MFA from Yale University (2008) and currently works as both an artist and educator in Chicago, Illinois. Recent exhibitions include A Primacy of Perception at Indiana University’s Fuller Projects Gallery (Bloomington, IN 2016) and An Anthem for the Sun as part of Roman Susan’s No Diving! Series (Chicago, IL, 2016)
Marty McConnell lives in Chicago, Illinois, where she coaches individuals and groups toward building thriving, sustainable lives and organizations. An MFA graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, her work has recently appeared in Best American Poetry, Southern Humanities Review, Gulf Coast, and Gettysburg Review, and is forthcoming inMassachussetts Review and Calyx. Her first full-length collection, “wine for a shotgun,” published by EM Press, received the Silver Medal in the Independent Publishers Awards, and was a finalist for both the Audre Lorde Award (Publishing Triangle) and the Lambda Literary Awards. her first non-fiction book, “Gathering Voices: Creating a Community-Based Poetry Workshop,” is forthcoming in 2018 on YesYes Books.