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MILK AND WATER: A conversation between Patty Chang and Astrida Neimanis + 48-hour Screening!

October 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


MILK AND WATER: A conversation between Patty Chang and Astrida Neimanis
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 3PM PST
Online: Zoom | Facebook Live

48-Hour Screening from October 21 @ 3pm – October 23 @ 3pm
Register for the conversation to gain access to the private screening.

Milk and Water: A Conversation with Patty Chang and Astrida Neimanis from 18th Street Arts Center on Vimeo.

Join artist Patty Chang in a special conversation with Astrida Neimanis, author of Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology, marking the opening of Patty Chang’s exhibition Milk Debt at 18th Street Arts Center. Neimanis and Chang will discuss confluences in their respective practices in the shadow of both a global pandemic and climate catastrophe. Their conversation charts a route through messy questions of toxic embodiment, mothers and their labors, environmental justice, and the banality of planetary collapse. What, they wonder, might the shifting scale of our fears teach us about what matters?

A 48-hour screening will begin October 21 @ 3pm and run through October 23 @ 3pm so you can view the film online before or after the talk.

The screening will only be available to those who register for the Zoom discussion – please register here for both: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rxRHSvovR46NjET270YS9w


Astrida Neimanis is a feminist writer and teacher interested in bodies, water, and weather, and how they can help us reimagine justice, care, responsibility and relation in the time of climate catastrophe. Her most recent book is Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology. With Jennifer Mae Hamilton, she is co-convenor of the “Composting Feminism and the Environmental Humanities” reading and research group. She currently works as a senior lecturer in Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney on Gadigal Land, in Sydney, Australia.

Patty Chang  is a Los Angeles based artist and educator who uses performance, video, installation and narrative forms when considering identity, gender, transnationalism, colonial legacies, the environment, large-scale infrastructural projects and impacted subjectivities. Her work has been exhibited nationwide and internationally at such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; New Museum, New York; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; BAK, Basis voor actuele Kunst, Utrecht; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, England; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Times Museum in Guangzhou, China; and Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden. She has received a United States Artist Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Grant, a Creative Capital Fellowship, short listed for the Hugo Boss Prize, a Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship in the Visual Arts at the American Academy in Berlin, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and an Anonymous Was a Woman Grant. She teaches at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. 

[Image caption: Patty Chang, Milk Debt, 2020, video still. TRT: 60 min. Courtesy of the artist.]



October 22, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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