installed with To Do Before Washing Hands as a part of Dump Camp organized by Ari Ferdman and Bethany Ides.
2-6PM, Saturday, April 30th, 2016
Howard Leichter A ’42 Art Lecture Room @ The Cooper Union
Dump Camp included performances, lectures, recorded readings, skype calls and installations.
Ada Smailbegovic --Some Disordered Interior Geometries
Sara Jane Stoner --SHITWORDS KNOWING
Citron Kelly --Open Access Context Plan
Chad Laird Rediffusion --Limited and the Least of All Possible Evils
SPECIAL AMERICA --Do Not Grieve, Special America
Tim Simonds --To do before washing hands / grottenolm
Ian Dreiblatt --Plays the Organ
Sonya Derman --Oh Maladap
Chris Schmidt --The Poetics of Waste
"As part of the common dream/commons of AMONG IN COMING (elaborate anenactive dialectical theatrics as interspersal spurrings that summon all a sum-thing), DUMP CAMP is about a fancy art & design institute (played by Cooper Union) that is hard up for cash. When a wealthy eccentric bequeaths her entire fortune to the school, administrators are left scrambling to fulfill the strange stipulations of her dying wishes. “Honorande X,” the papers claim, was a lifelong enthusiast of the transitional & telepatent arts. X’s abstruse will & testament indicate that her “coffers should mimic [her] coffin” by converting the institutional body into "disuse" whereby it might proffer something “more immediate, more sensual.” Flummoxed by these statements & pressured by X's attorneys, the school decides to host another version of itself inside itself. For 1 day, it will become a waste treatment fragility, a conferential deformation of learning & sharing & learning again.
DUMP CAMP is actual conjecture, present & otherwise."--Bethany Ides & Ari Ferdman