Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

A LECTURE BY JEREMIAH DAY: WHAT IS “THE SHADOW WORK”?

A LECTURE BY JEREMIAH DAY: WHAT IS “THE SHADOW WORK”?

Time: Wednesday April 19, 7pm.
Location: Karel Doormanhof 45, Rotterdam
Admission: free

In this talk, Jeremiah Day will briefly introduce his practice before diving into an exploration of what Debbie Lusignan has started to call “the shadow work” – a process of taking personal responsibility for our own “co-dependent enabling” of this political system.

Lusignan, an activist and independent political commentator, came to achieve underground prominence during the Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign (for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrnACRaiuOU).

Intended as a response to Florian Cramer’s talk “The Alt-Right” Day will argue that while Trump and Wilders are for sure no solution, nor are they the problem.  Debbie Lusignan has started to suggest that we are the problem, and we are the solution.

Jeremiah Day (1974, USA) graduated from the art department of the University of California at Los Angeles in 1997 and lived and worked in Los Angeles until moving to Holland in 2003 to attend the Rijksakademie.  From 2000 to 2002 Day was artist-in-residence at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Los Angeles working with Fred Dewey, where he organized such events as “The Great Silence: 10 Years After the Burning,” commemorating the 1992 riots.  From 2012 to 2015 he was a member of General Public, Berlin.

His performances and installations have been presented at such venues as the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, the Liverpool and Thessaloniki Biennials, the Emily Harvey Foundation, New York and the CCA Glasgow, and his work is included in such collections as Frac Champagne Ardenne and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.  Day is represented by Arcade, London and Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam.

Image: The Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness, 2011-14, production still.