Real Time and Space is excited to host artist talks by Elizabeth Orr, our December artist in residence, and San Francisco based poet, Cedar Sigo.  Join us on Monday December 14th at 7pm!

Elizabeth Orr (b. 1984 Venice, CA) is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker, working through both intuition and research, her work involves an interrogation into philosophy and methodologies of thought and representation – through a queer feminist perspective.  Orr feels that methodology of thought can be materialized in art – literally how it is made, moved, and how formal qualities of art practice dictate a means to an end. The past three years Orr has worked with choreographing and directing performances for video and art installations, along with making glass sculptural works. She is drawn to video and its cinematic history, enthusiastic about the potential to represent complex subjectivities out of set genres, positions, time, and movement, along with how economy interacts with production value and content.

Elizabeth Orr is currently part of the collaborative group No Total based at Artists Space Books and Talks, and is working on her first feature film Mt Rush. Orr is represented by Bodega in NYC and is the manager of her late father, Eric Orr’s Estate. She received her B.A. in Liberal Arts at Hampshire College and her M.F.A from Bard College in 2014. Her work has been featured in multiple organizations in the U.S and abroad including Artists Space Books and Talks, New York, Recess, NY, MoMA, NY, If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution, The Netherlands, ICA Philadelphia, PA, Harvard University Carpenter Center, MA, NurtureArt, NYC, and was commissioned by MOCAtv with her collaboration Bulk Purchases with artist Emma Hedditch.

Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014), Stranger in Town (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), and two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003 and 2005). He has taught at St. Marys College, The Institute of American Indian Arts, University Press Books and Naropa University. He lives in San Francisco.

“More and more, I see the poet’s work as connecting bits of language as they begin to surface out-right. My dream of composition is not to convey narrative but rather to illumine the fact that scaling these gaps aloud creates intimacy. It is a revealing process. It’s arrival may result in entire lines or unsettled syllabic fits of speech. The pull of a rhythm can haunt the mind to the point of destroying any notion of free verse.” – Cedar Sigo

RTS Talks: Elizabeth Orr and Cedar Sigo | 2015 | Uncategorized