Lectures and Workshops

Performance/Media/Art/Culture: Selected Essays 1983–2018

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Add to Calendar

South Campus
Hutto Patterson Exhibition Hall
870 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105

Reading/Discussion and Book Signing Event With ArtCenter Professor Emerita Jacki Apple

Experience interdisciplinary performance from the 1980s to 2018 through the eyes of one of its most compelling witnesses. Jacki Apple’s Performance/Media/Art/Culture traces performance art, multimedia theatre, audio arts and dance in the United States from 1983 to the present.

Showcasing thirty-five years of Apple’s critical essays, the collection is a rich compendium of sharp-eyed and eloquent observations on the rise and diversification of interdisciplinary performance, how new technologies influence American culture and contemporary life, the interdependence of pop and performance culture, and the politics of art and the performance of politics. Brimming with big ideas grounded in concentrated reviews of individual performances, this volume offers current and future readers a rich portrait of performance culture at the end of the millennium.

Performance/Media/Art/Culture: Selected Essays 1983–2018 is written by Jacki Apple, edited by Marina LaPalma and published by INTELLECT, Bristol, UK. Paperback. 326 pages. Seven sections. 57 essays. 37 black and white photographs. Distributed in USA by University of Chicago Press.

Jacki Apple is an interdisciplinary visual, performance and media artist, writer, critic, and curator.  Her critical writings include several hundred essays and reviews on performance, media arts, dance, music and cultural politics that have been featured in numerous arts publications. She was a contributing editor and media arts editor at High Performance magazine 1983-1995 and is currently the author of the online column Peripheral Visions: Perspectives On Culture, Media, and Performance. She is Professor Emerita, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA  and the 2012 recipient of the College Art Association Distinguished Teaching of Art Award.

Marina LaPalma is a poet, editor, artist and art critic living in Santa Fe, NM. She edited The Plenitude: Creativity, Innovation and Making Stuff (MIT Press, 2007), Rich Gold’s final book on the interplay of art, science, design and engineering in the making of our world. She hosts Other Voices Other Sounds on KUNM radio, does book reviews for Santa Fe Radio Café and writes for a New Mexico arts monthly, THE Magazine. Her album, IXNA: Songs from 1980, by Marina La Palma and Jay Cloidt was issued on vinyl in November 2018 by Concentric Circles.

Image: B&W Montage. Jacki Apple. Far left: Courtesy of Lin Hixson. Middle left (top): Steven Gunther. Middle right: Ray Felix/Empac. Far right: Malcolm Lubliner. Middle left (bottom): Raphael Hernandez.