Jul 3rd 2019

Eighteen participants of the three-week summer course devoted to abandoned practices and endangered uses have been engaged in research, performance, installation, and writing projects, with teachers Matthew Goulish, Lin Hixson, and Mark Jeffery, with teaching assistant Maryam Faridani. This year’s visiting scholars were Judith Leeemann, Kenneth Bailey and Branislav Jacovljevic.

You are invited to attend presentations on Wednesday, July 3rd 2019 @ 1PM, Columbus Building, 012(basement), devised in response to the form of the Chautauqua Assembly, a traveling rural adult education institution, the popularity of which peaked in the late 1800s. Sharing the theme of useful knowledge, the three 18 minute presentations each weave a series of strictly timed original responses to subjects such as “Polari,” “Pyrophone and Singing Chandelier” and “Damnatio Memoria” in alternating presentational modes of expert demonstration, traveling exhibition, entertainment performance, misremembered fabulation,and the “occasional poetry” of the toast.

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