Being Work Book Launch
Saturday, February 10, 5-7pm
Insert Press General Projects
3609 Pomona St, backhouse, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Join us on Saturday, February 10th from 5-7pm for a reception to celebrate the launch of Being Work edited by Dorothy Dubrule at Insert Press General Projects and for a closing party to celebrate the closing of the exhibition Here Sometimes by Eileen Wolf Echikson. Here Sometimes features Echikson’s illustrations from Being Work alongside additional original drawings and prints all of which are available online from Insert Press.
Be on the lookout for more information about additional events, panel discussions and readings around this new publication, Being Work, basic info including dates and venues may be found below.
Edited by Dorothy Dubrule
Paperback, Full Color, 6.69" x 9.61" x 0.29", 110 Pages
Release Date January 30th, 2024
Cover Price: $40.00
Being Work is a collection of essays by dance and theater artists that offer access to varied experiences of performing in live exhibitions. The authors capture a spectrum of mundane and profound moments that arise within performance gig work in visual arts contexts such as museums, galleries and art fairs, detailing the day-to-day practice of inhabiting art work as well as reflecting on broader questions of how they got there and the impact it has had on their outside lives. While providing very personal, human perspectives on what it feels like to perform in visual arts spaces, Being Work asks its audience how a performer’s labor is perceived and valued in these spaces, and what new possibilities might unfurl within the, at times fraught, coexistence of the two mediums.
Contributors include: Mireya Lucio writing on being the work of Marina Abramović, Casey Brown on Maria Hassabi, Jessica Emmanuel on Xu Zhen, Kestrel Leah on Julien Previéux, Allie Hankins on Gordon Hall, effie bowen on Narcissister, Paul Hamilton on Bruce Nauman and Dorothy Dubrule on Tino Sehgal. Book cover design by Gil Omry-Barel. Illustrations by Eileen Echikson accompany each essay and are also available as Limited Edition archival InkJet prints, which draw out the many thoughts, interactions, sensations and associations that encompass the experiences described.
Additional Events coming to Los Angeles and the East Coast!