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Staging Sex, Staging Self: Chris Domenick

  • Skowhegan Project Space 136 W 22nd St New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Chris Domenick (A '12)

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Chris Domenick will analyze the design and architecture of one rest stop in upstate New York (Ramapo, NY) as a consequence of the evolution of American highway ideology.  He will ask how the rest stop functions in terms of a ‘site’ or ‘location’ with geographic specificity.  The lecture will operate as a psychic global travelogue, considering the construction and dissolution of individual subjectivities.  The lecture will highlight the social and sexual ruptures in this story and use them as a point of departure to discuss political boundaries, selfies, and the relationship between space and global networks. 

Chris Domenick (A '12) is a visual artist who currently lives and works in Queens, NY.  He received a BFA from Tyler School of Art and MFA from Hunter College.  He is the recipient of the C-12 Award (judges included Stefan Kalmár, Chrissie Iles, and Johanna Burton) from Hunter College in 2013.  He has been included in exhibitions at Room East, Socrates Sculpture Park, Vox Populi, White Box, Louis B James, The Center for Experimental Lectures, The Queens Museum of Art, Capricious Space, and MassMOCA.  


About the series

This lecture series folds up and poofs out. It's theater. It's something else. It's ABOUT theater. It IS about itself. It moves over and under that line where the body meets language and where that same body asks, "How is it that I am this way?"  

This lecture series lives under the umbrella of performance art, but collides with a certain kind of academic pursuit and presentation that plumbs boundaries of what "academic" is or might be. It lays claim to its own performativity – its writing - as a non-linear composition that may or may not have been written for us before we even showed up.

This lecture series hinges on the production of gender, theatricality and culture, as things that have NOT been exhausted by art production and NOT overtalked. "But isn't all art about those things?" These are totally self conscious and self-aware enactments and - should we say - pageants, in a framework of kindred ideas. We hope you will enjoy them. We hope you will enjoy them.