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Wednesday, October 6
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SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY and Camille Bacon

Wednesday, October 6, 7 pm ET

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An intimate event incorporating both pre-recorded and live video, SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY is joined by Camille Bacon for a virtual conversation about her work. Taking the form of letters written to each other, HOLLOWAY and Bacon will speak to yearning, irresolution, letting go, and the passing of time, with Toni Morrison’s 1973 novel Sula functioning as a touchstone. The conversation will be followed by a public Q&A. The event marks the opening of HOLLOWAY’s exhibition and web project, i would’ve said goodbye if i thought you loved me back.

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Biographies

SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY is a new media artist and poet. Through works of video installation, software, and real-time performance, her work often critically engages the technical language of instruction, especially the aesthetics and mechanics of practices from queer feminist BDSM communities, to direct viewers to read, play, or listen their way through narratives that guide them in and out of visceral memories, asking them to confront intense emotions like desire, shame, or regret, and to employ them as mechanisms to navigate through and/or away from abuses of power. She has spoken and exhibited work internationally in spaces like The New Museum (NYC), The Kitchen (NYC), The Time-Based Art Festival (Portland),  Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Hebbel am Ufer HAU (Berlin), and NTS Radio (London). SHAWNÉ was a 20-21 Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Queer Theatre & Performance Resident as well as a resident at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Creative Exchange Lab.

Camille Bacon is a Chicago-based critic and writer who recently graduated from Smith College in Northampton, MA, and is crafting a “sweet Black writing life,” as inspired by the words of poet Nikky Finney.

This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.