September 24th, 2017 @ 4pm
Amelia Bande is a writer working in performance, theater and film. Her plays Chueca and Partir y Renunciar were staged in Santiago, Chile. She is part of the Gel Film Series (2012- present) and she co-founded Publishing Puppies, a press for visual work, poetry and fiction (2011-present). She has recently shown work, solo and collaborative, at Artists Space, The Poetry Project, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Dixon Place, BAM, The Shandaken Project, and MIX NYC in New York; NGBK and Flutgraben Kunstfabrik in Berlin, and the NewBridge Project in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Lisa Cohen's All We Know: Three Lives (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle, PEN, and Lambda awards. Her writing has also appeared in Women in Clothes, Queer 13, BOMB, The New York Times, The Paris Review, The New Yorker.com, Vogue, the VLS, Ploughshares, Bookforum, and other anthologies and journals. She teaches at Wesleyan University.
Clara López Menéndez is an art worker practicing in the fields of curating, pedagogy, art criticism and performance. She is currently a visiting artist at the California Institute of the Arts and is the director of the platform for experimental queer film and video Dirty Looks LA. Her writing has appeared in Mousse, Art News, Bomb, Little Joe, and she has worked with Redcat, Participant Inc., Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and die neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst among others.
Rachel Mattson works at the intersections where archival practice meets queer political & aesthetic desire. She currently serves as the Manager of Digital & Special Projects in the Archives of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. She is also a core member of the XFR Collective and Librarians and Archivists with Palestine, and leads the Digital Library Federation's interest group on Government Records Transparency and Accountability. In 2006, she was a founding member of the Aftselokhes Spectacle Committee, a theater collective that uses folk carnival traditions, archival documents, puppetry, and the spirit of the punk marching band to build radically diasporic queer community. She holds a PhD in U.S. History from NYU (2004) and an MLIS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2014). Her writing has appeared in the Radical History Review, the Scholar and the Feminist, Movement Research Performance Journal, and in books published by Routledge, Washington Square, and Thread Makes Blanket Press, among other publications.