Schindler House, 835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Admission to this event is free
The third and final Q.E.D. II, with guests Jennifer Calkins , Anne de Marcken , and Amanda Ackerman . Moderated by Teresa Carmody
The event is co-curated by Jennifer Calkins; she begins her curatorial statement with two quotes:
"Therefore the products of 12 by 2, and of 6 by 4, are equal."
W. BEDWELL, 1614 De Numeris Geometricis, ii. 25
"But life is not like that. There are no QEDs."
Church Times, 2006 17 Nov. 19/1
Uncomfortable as it makes me, I have to agree with Church Times. I do not believe in Q.E.D. Nothing is demonstrated, nothing is quite easily done. The existence of two opposites at the same moment is just that. Or, it is only the mask of our perceptions, our cognition and our emotional reactivity, that hangs between us and the world like Los Angeles haze. I see in my work and the work of those I admire a constant return to the idea of that veil-glass darkly. Our intersections with the past, with the plants, with the nonhuman animals, are not about anything but our own speech. We are trying to reach outside of the echo chamber of our own minds towards something else, a sort of neat Q.E.D.-our own proof of the existence of ourselves and the other-that, even with the very tips of our fingers, the edge of our hair, we will never even brush.
------- Q.E.D. II is a series of performances curated around issues of affinity, influence, and provocation. This program includes three events over the course of three months (March 13, April 8, and May 15); each evening features a Les Figues author alongside two additional writers and/or artists, whose work as impacted the author's. Q.E.D. II builds on the 2012 Q.E.D. series on queer art and literature, including the questions Q.E.D. raised about bodies, sexuality, and identity. This year, Les Figues Press invites authors to act as both participant and curators-emphasizing communities of influence over issues of queerness-underscoring that both are bonds of affinity.
The program is hosted by Les Figues Press and supported through a Cultural Resource Development Grant from the City of West Hollywood.
Q.E.D. references a novel by Gertrude Stein; Q.E.D. (Quod Erat Demonstrandum, or Things as They Are) was one of the earliest coming-out stories, written in 1903 though not published until 1950, after Stein's death.
On the first Friday of every month, the public may visit the: Fitzpatrick-Leland House (R.M. Schindler, 1936) Mackey Apartments (R.M. Schindler, 1939) Schindler House (R.M. Schindler, 1922)
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