Salon Series: Neither Public, Nor Private
Thurs. July 18, 6-8pm
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Facilitator: Dana Bishop-Root
Supported by The Heinz Endowments
In concert with the Miller ICA's current exhibition, An Atlas of Commoning, Neither, Public Nor Private will be a conversation that gives space to define both implicit and explicit rules around what makes public, and what makes private - while interrupting a binary of public and private to learn about how we practice, survive and locate our selves/community in all of the spaces in between. From multiple life experiences and disciplines we will ask how many publics can exist within a public and how many things become private when we assert a singular construction of public?
The Miller ICA Salons are facilitated topical conversations that include the general public and guest respondents whose life practice explores the chosen topic. The goal of these Salons is to engage in conversation and exchange across difference and discipline in free and public space. The 2019 Miller ICA Salons are a co-organized by the Miller ICA and facilitator, Dana Bishop-Root.
Free + open to the public
Emma Hedditch (born in 1972, GB) lives in New York. Hedditch has worked with Cinenova, a feminist film and video distributor (1999–present), Copenhagen Free University (2001–2008), No Total, a site for performance (2012–2017) and Coop Fund, a member organized funding cooperative (2018- present). Hedditch has participated in group exhibitions including Coop Fund, Amalle Dublon & Constantina Zavitsanos, Devin Kenny, John Neff, Artists Space (2018), Finesse, curated by Leah Pires, Wallach Art Gallery, New York (2018) and recently completed the project +493024345953 at KW in Berlin. Hedditch has published texts in Afterall, Mute Magazine, and Art Monthly, and contributed to the books Rereading Appropriation (If I Can’t Dance, 2015) and self-published work includes A Political Feeling, I Hope So, Coming to Have a Public Life, Is it Worth it? and the e-book of scripts, I Don’t Want you to Work as Me, I Want you to Work for Me.
Betty Marín is a cultural worker from Wilmington, CA. Her work centers on creating educational spaces that encourage dialogue and solidarity between different communities. She is currently based in her home city of Los Angeles, where she continues to explore the theory and practice of popular education. She is a proud member of the language justice collective Antena LA, the pop ed and research collective School of Echoes, and the Los Angeles Tenants Union, which she helped found in 2015.
Bekezela is a creative, queer, Black Femme. She directs the Black Unicorn Library and Archives Project. She works to create libraries as sites of possibility, imagination and freedom. She celebrates memory and storytelling, and the relationship between literacy and liberation. Bekezela was selected as an Emerging Artist in the 2016 Three Rivers Arts Festival and won the Juror's Choice award for her visual artwork. She is currently a member of BOOM Concepts Studios and serves as the Education Program Director for Dreams of Hope, which affirms and uplifts the voices of LGBTQ youth through the arts and by building community spaces with queer and Trans young people in Pittsburgh.