For one night only, artist and filmmaker Latham Zearfoss presents an audiovisual mixtape of monologues, diatribes, interviews, stump speeches and good old testifying. Culled from a multitude of cultural referents and paired with excerpts from the artist’s oeuvre, SPEECH! is a knowing and empathetic meditation on the aesthetics of feminine agency — and protest.
About 60 minutes.
Latham Zearfoss is an artist and cultural producer living and working in Chicago. His artwork often centers on reclaiming historical and mythological texts, and revising them to incorporate radical notions of love and sex, possibility and probability. His commitment to art and activism has also manifested in the creation of sporadic, temporary utopias like Pilot TV and Chances Dances. Latham graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in 2008 and the University of Illinois at Chicago with an MFA in 2011. He has exhibited his work internationally and all over the U.S.