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Visiting Artist: Steve Kurtz of the Critical Art Ensemble

09 Mar

The Margin Release lectures continue this week with Steve Kurtz of the Critical Art Ensemble. The CAE was founded in 1987 and has created art and theatre projects that have shown across the US and Europe. The group’s art projects combines commentary on current technology, political activism, and the state of our culture. See http://www.critical-art.net for more informatio about the CAE’s work. Steve will be giving an open presentation on CAE at noon at the Cat in the Cream on Monday, March 10. Lunch will be served.

7 PM that evening in Craig lecture hall will be the screening of “Strange Culture,” a film by Lynn Hershman Leeson.  Steve is the subject of this film, which explores events that have happened since 2004 when his wife Hope (another member of the CAE) passed away in her sleep. “A domestic tragedy turned into a Kafkaesque nightmare after the paramedics he summoned, alarmed by the Petri dishes, scientific equipment and books in his house, reported him to the FBI as a suspected bio-terrorist” (Pamela Troy). After the film, Steve will take questions about the ongoing case.

See http://www.strangeculture.net/ and http://youwillneverfind.us/marginrelease for more information

 
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