Multimedia artist, Xaviera Simmons will discuss her process and recent work with Rail ArtSeen editor, Amanda Gluibizzi. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from Daniel Owen
Xaviera Simmons’s body of work spans photography, performance, video, sound, sculpture and installation. She defines her studio practice, which is rooted in an ongoing investigation of experience, memory, abstraction, present and future histories-specifically shifting notions surrounding landscape-as cyclical rather than linear. In other words, Simmons is committed equally to the examination of different artistic modes and processes; for example, she may dedicate part of a year to photography, another part to performance, and other parts to installation, video, and sound works-keeping her practice in constant and consistent rotation, shift, and engagement.
Amanda Gluibizzi is an ArtSeen editor at The Brooklyn Rail. An art historian, she is the co-director of The New Foundation for Art History and the author of Art and Design in 1960s New York (forthcoming).
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and
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Daniel Owen is the author of Toot Sweet and Restaurant Samsara. Recent writing and translations have appeared in Jacket2, Counter, Hyperallergic, The Recluse, and The Brooklyn Rail. He is a member of the Ugly Duckling Presse editorial collective.
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