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The Artist's Voice | EJ Hill

EJ Hill

A Monumental Offering of Potential Energy ​(performance view), 2016
Installation and durational performance, 492 × 108 × 85 in.
Courtesy the artist
Photo: Adam Reich

EJ Hill

A Monumental Offering of Potential Energy ​(performance view), 2016
Installation and durational performance, 492 × 108 × 85 in.
Courtesy the artist
Photo: Adam Reich

EJ Hill

EJ Hill

A Monumental Offering of Potential Energy ​(performance view), 2016
Installation and durational performance, 492 × 108 × 85 in.
Courtesy the artist
Photo: Adam Reich

EJ Hill

EJ Hill

A Monumental Offering of Potential Energy ​(performance view), 2016
Installation and durational performance, 492 × 108 × 85 in.
Courtesy the artist
Photo: Adam Reich

Sep 15, 2016
7:00pm
—9:00pm

Theatre

Adult Programs, Watch & Listen 2016, Open Studios

On the occasion of Tenses: Artists in Residence 2015–16, join 2015–16 artist-in-residence EJ Hill and cultural critic, historian and performance studies scholar Tavia Nyong'o as they discuss performance and the body as a dynamic site of radical dialogue.

In this program, visitors will first join Hill in the galleries as he concludes the daily performance element of his work, A Monumental Offering of Potential Energy (2016). The work places him atop a plywood platform imbedded in the sculpture, which resembles a classic wooden roller coaster. Embodying the abstracted vehicle for which the track is laid, Hill's physical presence in the work is undeniable and a central part of a 512-hour long performance that runs the course of the exhibition. Guests will then join Hill and Nyong'o in the Theatre for a public dialogue and Q&A segment, where the value, visibility and richness of black bodies and black lives will be discussed.

This program is free with Museum admission, which is a suggested donation of $7 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. To pre-register for this event, please click here. All seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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