The New Social Environment#284

Patty Chang with Malvika Jolly


7 p.m. Eastern / 4 p.m. Pacific

Artist and educator Patty Chang joins writer Malvika Jolly for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading from G.E. Schwartz.

In this talk

Patty Chang

Patty Chang, photo by David Kelley
Photo by David Kelley
Los Angeles based artist and educator Patty Chang uses performance, video, installation and narrative forms when considering identity, gender, transnationalism, colonial legacies, the environment, large-scale infrastructural projects and impacted subjectivities. Her exhibition and book The Wandering Lake investigates the landscapes impacted by large scale human-engineered water projects such as the Soviet mission to irrigate the waters from the Aral Sea, as well as the longest aqueduct in the world, the North to South Water Diversion Project in China. Her most recent multichannel video project Milk Debt combines the act of lactation with people’s unspoken fears. Chang teaches at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA.

Malvika Jolly

A portrait of Malvika Jolly
Artist, writer, and translator Malvika Jolly (she/her) lives on occupied Munsee, Lenape, and Wappinger land in New York City. Her essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in Chicago magazine, The Margins, and the South Side Weekly, where she is a regular contributor focusing on visual culture and community history. She is the Special Projects Associate at the Brooklyn Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have G.E. Schwartz reading.

G.E. Schwartz

G.E. Schwartz, by C.S. Schwartz
Photo by C.S. Schwartz
G. E. Schwartz lives in Upstate New York (Wenrohronon lands), and is the author of Only Others Are (LEGIBLE PRESS), THINKING IN TONGUES (Hank’s Loose Gravel Press), Odd Fish (Argotist Press), Murmurations (Foothills Press), and The Very Light We Reach For (LEGIBLE PRESS), & work in the Brooklyn Rail, Alaska Review, Ghost City, & Fracture, among others, and he’s in the band The Solomons… recordings at Bandcamp.

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