Visiting artist | Ron Athey

Ron Athey has been working at the vanguard of performance art for 25 years. Self-taught, his work developed out of post-punk/pre-goth scenes and begins with Premature Ejaculation (PE), an early 1980s collaboration with Rozz Williams. In the 1990s, Athey formed a company of performers and made Torture Trilogy, a series of works that addressed the AIDS pandemic directly through memorializing and philosophical reflection. Currently Athey is presenting Acephalous Monster, a performance with projections, readings, lectures, appropriated text and sound. The work is an attempt to make sense of a reality where neo-fascism is mutating, creeping and marching.

This talk is made possible in part by the Turner Theatrical Design Fund.

Monday, May 9 at 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum
Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

Event Type

Performance or Concert

Departments

Academic Events, Division of Fine Arts, Painting, Sculpture

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