The UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts presents

A Collapse of Distance

A lecture and reading by visiting artist Kate Durbin. Featuring performances, readings and videos by MFA graduate students Alexandra de Leon, Angela Jennings, Angela Washko, Kate Clark and Michael Ano & Erick Msumanje. Organized by Angela Washko.

Lecture, Reading and Performances on
Thursday, 30 October 2014 // 6:30PM

Screenings on
29-31 October 2014, // 2-6PM

UC San Diego,Visual Arts Facility, Performance Space #306 on Russell Lane
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

"We do this scapegoating ritual with celebrities that feels almost ancient, barbaric. We build these people up to destroy them; we love to blame celebrities for the evils of society instead of looking at ourselves. They are these sort of beautiful mirrors that we can look into when we don’t want to look at ourselves." -Kate Durbin, artist & author

BIO
Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles based artist and writer whose work deals with popular culture, gender, and digital media. Her books include E! Entertainment, The Ravenous Audience, and Abra, an iPad app and artists book created with support of an NEA grant from Center for Book and Paper Arts at CCC. She is founding editor of the online pop cultural criticism journal, Gaga Stigmata, and her tumblr, Women as Objects, archives the teen girl tumblr aesthetic. She has performed at MOCA and The Hammer Museum, and her most recent performance/exhibition Hello Selfie took place in NYC in collaboration with Transfer Gallery.

Related Link:

Kate Durbin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Durbin

The photo is courtesy of Kate Durbin.

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