Quinn Latimer Like a Woman or, Live From Athens: a series of prologues (to an exhibition)

Quinn Latimer: Like a Woman or, Live From Athens: a series of prologues (to an exhibition)  

The Gallery at REDCAT presents
Quinn Latimer
Like a Woman or Live From Athens: a series of prologues (to an exhibition)
Sunday, May 1, 5:00 pm
Free Event
Please RSVP to: redcatrsvp@calarts.edu
“Even if we can explain the audience’s willingness to endure the prologues, we must still suggest reasons for Euripides’s eagerness to inflict them upon the public.” —Ann Norris Michelini
Quinn Latimer:

The scene is set in Los Angeles, a suburb of Athens. The stage has two side entrances and stadium seating inside a larger gallery, which represents what has been called the Global South, and its mouth, the Aegean.
In a prologue to an exhibition with Pedro Barateiro at the Gallery at REDCAT later this summer, the poet and critic Quinn Latimer presents a reading of poems, critical prose, and hybrid texts that move between genre, drawing from history, theory, letters, and fiction. By “setting the scene,” Latimer explores the static of place, possession and dispossession, the “current situation,” and the form and function of the refrain, its serial ecstasies and political possibilities.
What else? Reading as preparation, as a kind of radical realism, as the live document, as description. Encyclopedia Britannica adds: “The importance, therefore, of the prologue in Greek drama was very great; it sometimes almost took the place of a romance… It is believed that the prologue in this form was practically the invention of Euripides, and with him, as has been said, it takes the place of an explanatory first act. This may help to modify the objection which criticism has often brought against the Greek prologue, as an impertinence, a useless growth prefixed to the play, and standing as a barrier between us and our enjoyment of it.”

The reading will be accompanied by a video by Pedro Barateiro.
About Quinn Latimer:
Quinn Latimer is a poet and critic. She was born in Venice, California, and lives and works in Basel and Athens, where she is co-editor, with Adam Szymczyk, of South as a State of Mind, the documenta 14 journal. She is the author of Rumored Animals (2012); Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (2013); Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder (2014); and Film as a Form of Writing: Quinn Latimer Talks to Akram Zaatari (2014). A regular contributor to Artforum and a contributing editor of frieze, Latimer’s writings and readings have been presented widely, including at Chisenhale Gallery, London; Serpentine Galleries, London; Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland; castillo/corrales, Paris; Qalandia International, Ramallah/Jerusalem; and the Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy.

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