Words, Readings, Performances
Rain or Shine
With: Emily LaBarge, Quinn Latimer, Laura McLean, Megan Rooney
Commissioned and produced by MAP this event activates Megan Rooney’s project Others got wings for flying, a major new work curated by Louise Briggs that offers a series of concurrent interactions from September to December 2017.
For this event, Rooney brings together three writers whom she shares an ongoing discussion—words from the page and screen exchanged across oceans meet together for an evening of dialogue and discussion.
Travel to Cove Park
Laura McLean-Ferris is currently the curator at New York City’s Swiss Institute. She began her work at the non-profit in 2015 as adjunct curator, organizing exhibitions such as Nina Beier: Anti-Ageing, (2015) Nancy Lupo: Parent and Parroting, (2016) Alex Baczynski-Jenkins: Us Swerve, (2016) and Olga Balema: Early Man (2016). McLean-Ferris previously worked as an independent curator, staging exhibitions at the David Roberts Art Foundation in London, S1 in Sheffield, and Chapter NY. In addition, she helped curate the 13th edition of Performa, featuring Cally Spooner’s And you were wonderful, on stage, and was an associate curator for the 2015 Ljubljana Biennial.
Prior to curating, McLean-Ferris held a longtime position at ArtReview. Her writing has been featured in Art-Agenda , ArtReview, Artforum, Mousse, Frieze, and Flash Art International, among others. In 2015, McLean-Ferris was a recipient of the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for short form writing.
Emily LaBarge is a writer based in London. She has a PhD in Critical Writing in Art & Design from the Royal College of Art, where she also teaches. Amongst other publications, she has written for the LA Review of Books, Bookforum, the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and esse arts + opinions (Montreal). Essays forthcoming include Mary Hurrell (EROTIC MECHANICS, Luminous Books, June 2017) and ‘Sylvia Plath’ in The Body That Remains (Punctum Press/University of California, Santa Barbara, August 2017). She has given talks, lectures and readings at Camden Arts Centre, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Showroom, Central Saint Martins and The Royal College of Art.
Quinn Latimer is a poet, critic, and editor from California whose work often explores feminist economies of writing, reading, and image production. Her books include Like a Woman: Essays, Readings, Poems (Sternberg Press, 2017); Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder, coedited with Adam Szymczyk (Sternberg Press, 2014); Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (Mousse Publishing, 2013); Film as a Form of Writing: Quinn Latimer Talks to Akram Zaatari (WIELS/Motto Books, 2013); and Rumored Animals (Dream Horse Press, 2012). Her writings, readings, and video collaborations have been included in exhibitions such as Live from the West (with Pedro Barateiro), REDCAT, Los Angeles; 6-4-2 (with Paolo Thorsen-Nagel), LiveInYourHead, Geneva; Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças (with Megan Rooney), CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France; Bungalow Germania, German Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy; and the upcoming Sharjah Biennial, Part II, in Beirut in October 2017. She has taught at Geneva’s Haute école d’art et de design (HEAD) and The Banff Centre, Canada. She was editor-in-chief of publications for documenta 14.
Megan Rooney is a Canadian artist based in London. Recent exhibitions include: (X) A Fantasy, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2017); Sun Up Moon Down, Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Basel, (2017); Animals on the bed, Seventeen, London (2016); Piggy Piggy, Croy Nielson, Berlin (2016); Grand Gestures, Freymond-Guth Fine Art, Basel (2016); Natural Instincts, Les Urbaines, Lausanne (2015); Basic Instinct, Seventeen, London, (2015); The Ultimate Vessel, Koppe Astner, Glasgow (2015); Okie Dog on Santa Monica, Almanac Inn, Turin (2015); Till the stars turn cold, Glasgow Sculpture Studios (2015). Recent performances include: f on your tongue, Project 1049 commissioned by LUMA; Last Days, Last Days. Last Days, commissioned by the Serpentine Galleries, London and O Labor, Sister Continent, David Roberts Art Foundation Frieze Performance Program 2014.
This MAP project is generously supported by Creative Scotland; Cove Park, Argyll; Tramway, Glasgow and Canada Arts Council