Mary Walling Blackburn: ARE <> ANHOEK RECORDED EXAMINATION



Friday December 15, 2017 @ 7 pm - 10 pm

WIth Mary Walling Blackburn and Rafael Kelman.

Anhoek School, a roving and irregular pedagogical experiment, will administer the ARE, its own perverse form of the Graduate Recorded Examination (GRE). The test will be timed, monitored, and scored. The ARE subject area administered, at an undisclosed testing site, is The Reproductive, an investigation of the fetus-animal, the worker-maker, and their life and death system in the form of an unruly exam.

A full spectrum doula, Lucy Yanow, will begin with a remotely administered quiz; asking participants to kindly hold together and apart the individual and “the contents of their uterus” as the doula elects to do.

Afterwards, the test will be administered to participants, each situated parenthetically between their own birth and death, interwoven with the birth and death of others, the non-birth and non-death of others.

This event is in conjunction with the current exhibition on view at Booklyn, Cottage Industry, a selection of new work by artists Mary Walling Blackburn and Rafael Kelman. The exhibition is up until December 31, 2016.

It is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and additionally in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

For more info – Cottage Industry press release.

For further inquiries, please contact Booklyn curator Janna Dyk, at janna@booklyn.org.

Caption: Still from Head Shape, 2014, Raf Kelman, Flipbook animation for Mary Walling Blackburn’s “Extra Earth Analog”.

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