Multimedia — Nov 24, 2012
MFA VS Lecture: Gregg Bordowitz
The MFA in Visual Studies welcomes Gregg Bordowitz as part of the 2012–2013 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
Gregg Bordowitz is an artist, filmmaker, and writer. His collaboration with artist Paul Chan, titled “The History of Sexuality Volume One By Michel Foucault: An Opera,” premiered in October 2010 in Vienna, Austria. His books include General Idea: Imagevirus (2010) and The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings 1986–2003 (2004). For the past three years, Bordowitz has turned his attention to performance: Testing Some Beliefs
is an improvisational lecture that he has delivered at Iceberg Projects (Chicago), Murray Guy (New York), Temple Gallery (Philadelphia), and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Texas). He wrote and directed Sex Mitigating Death: On Discourse and Drives: A Meditative Poem, which was presented at the Tate Modern, London. Bordowitz teaches in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and he is on the faculty of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.