Deborah Cullinan and Marc Bamuthi Joseph talk creative ecosystems and Young Jean Lee's 'Untitled Feminist Show'
MBJ There's an arc around relationship to the body—in a way that's not so much about identity; I think it's more about empathy and vulnerability. These broad themes of joy and shame are more visceral than intellectual. The alchemy of transformation, the movement of molecules in a room, that's currency to me. An artistic experience is more valuable if I feel my chemistry changing. So I look for art and artists that demonstrate a similar value system. Myra Melford's work; Dohee Lee's work; all of the artists in our New Frequencies music festival — these are artists who demonstrate that same sensibility: the attack of inquiry with brilliant intellectual design, but also a fierceness and unflinching-ness around personal transformation.
The work I subscribe to is work where I feel an artist being transformed, with a magic or sorcery around the ability to have personal transformation be a conduit for collective transformation. I think that's at work [in Untitled Feminist Show]. And in terms of an intentional community design, this is what we foreground. *
"UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW"
Thu/30-Sat/1, 8pm, $30-$35
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Lam Research Theater
700 Howard, SF
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