SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
Vaulted Gallery artist-in-residence Emily Roysdon will present a short lecture regarding her new installation at the VAC, followed by an interview with Ann Cvetkovich, noted queer scholar and Ellen C. Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.
Emily Roysdon is a New York and Stockholm-based artist and writer. Her work is interdisciplinary, and recent projects have taken the form of performance, photographic installations, printmaking, text, video, curation, and collaboration. Roysdon recently developed the concept “ecstatic resistance” to talk about the impossible and imaginary in politics. The concept debuted with simultaneous shows at Grand Arts in Kansas City and X Initiative in New York. She is editor and co-founder of the queer feminist journal and artist collective, LTTR. Her many collaborations include costume design for Levi Gonzalez, Vannessa Anspaugh, and Faye Driscoll, as well as lyric writing for The Knife, and Brooklyn-based JD Samson and MEN.
Ann Cvetkovich is the Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. She authored Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism (Rutgers, 1992) and An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures (Duke, 2003). With Ann Pellegrini, she edited “Public Sentiments,” a special issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online. Cvetkovich co-edits GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies and is currently writing a book called Depression: A Public Feelings Project. She is co-chair of the LGBTQ/Sexualities Research Cluster and a recipient of a Ford Foundation grant for the Difficult Dialogues program.
Presented in conjunction with Roysdon’s exhibition on view at the VAC September 21 – December 8
Videography by Thomas Humphreys