Residency Period: May 2013
Disorientalism (Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim)
As the artist collaborative Disorientalism, Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim are participating in Cannonball’s visiting residency program. Disorientalism studies the disorienting effects of technologized labor, junk culture, and consumerism. Through live performance, video, and photographic projects, Disorientalism explores how these forces mediate race, gender, and bodies. In character, the Disorientals expose our hapless submersion in junk culture, and our failed attempts to rationalize it by mistakenly resorting to industriousness and work.
During their Cannonball residency, Disorientalism will participate in the 2013 Girls Summit, presented by Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, and Girl’s Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale. Disorientalism is presenting their performance ”Brown Bagging: Quality is Our Recipe” (from “The Food Group” Series) at Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami on May 29th, 7:30 pm. Also in the frame of the Girl’s Summit, Disorientalism is exhibiting “Ready Mix”, curated by Women on the Rise founder Jillian Hernandez, at Girl’s Club Collection, in Ft. Lauderdale.
Recent solo exhibitions include Disorientalism: Brown Bagging at ArtSpace West at ASU in Phoenix (2012),Disorientalism: Ready Mix at the Feldman Gallery + Project Space in Portland (2011), and Disorientalism: The ABC’s at ArtSpace West at ASU in Phoenix (2008). Group exhibitions include Fire/Sky/Water…Reproduction at the de la Cruz Collection in Miami, Everyday Charms at O Cinema in Miami, Mediations at the Poznan Biennial, The Affect Factory at New York University, and Dis-Robed at The Wassiac Project. Behar and Kim have individually been supported with grants from the Franklin Furnace Fund, NEA/Dance USA, Meet the Composer, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, and the U.S. Consulate General in Leipzig.
Marianne M. Kim is a Korean American interdisciplinary artist whose projects have been presented at venues including The Dance Film Association, The Singapore Arts Festival, Harlem Stage, PICA’s TBA 2012 Festival, Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival in Hong Kong, Zendai MoMA in Shanghai, The Total Museum in Seoul, and Fundacion Ludwig de Cuba. She is currently an associate professor at Arizona State University’s Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance Program in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies.
Katherine Behar is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City who works with video, performance, and interactive installation. Her most recent project, an evening-length interactive art concert, premiered at Judson Church in New York City in 2010. Katherine’s work has been presented at festivals, galleries, performance spaces, and art centers worldwide, in Dresden, Amsterdam, Leeds, Rome, Mooste, Halifax, Cluj-Napoca, New York City, Chicago, and numerous other cities throughout the U.S. Her work has been supported by the Franklin Furnace Fund, the U.S. Consulate General in Leipzig, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Cleveland Performance Art Festival. Katherine is Assistant Professor of New Media in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Baruch College, City University of New York, and, is the Digital Fellow at Art Journal, a publication of the College Art Association.