About the event

Ellen Rothenberg will discuss her book Shadowed! with longtime friend and professional collaborator Katherine Carl. Shadowed! confronts the slippage of time and action within Rothenberg's 2015 exhibition, "elsetime." Sweeping through the studio of Bertolt Brecht, Woodstock, in the sixties, Berlin in the nineties and the Syrian protests of today, Shadowed! projects a dispersive, unfolding temporality. This talk will take place School of Visual Arts (SVA), Room 101C, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York, NY. This event is organized and sponsored by SVA's MFA Fine Arts.

Since the early eighties, Ellen Rothenberg's work has been concerned with the politics of everyday life and the formation of communities through collaborative practices. Influenced by the social and political actions of the sixties—the civil rights, antiwar and feminist movements—she began locating her work outside conventional institutional venues, shifting her performances and sculpture to the street, city parks, subway platforms and other public spaces, broadening the audience for her work. At the same moment, Rothenberg began to immerse herself in research, particularly feminist histories of labor and social action. Partnering with historians, forensic scientists, research librarians and archivists, she developed a practice that includes and recognizes intellectual workers and material fabricators in a nonhierarchical approach.

Organized and sponsored by the School of Visual Art's MFA Fine Arts.