7:00 - 8:00
Dan Wang (co-editor), Daniel Tucker (co-Editor), Pato Hebert (Artist) and Cheryl Derricotte (Artist) discuss artistic practice, the pandemic and the new book, Lastgaspism.
Lastgaspism: Art and Survival in the Age of Pandemic is a collection of interviews, critical essays and artwork that consider matters of life and death having to do with breath, both allegorical and literal. Bringing into mutual proximity the ecological, public health, political and spiritual crises that came to the fore in 2020, this book considers these compounding events and how they impact one another and asks with critical optimism what can happen in this moment of transition.
Daniel Tucker works as an educator, artist, write and organizer developing documentaries, publications, exhibitions and events inspired by his interest in social movements and the people and places from which they emerge. His recent projects include Power Map with Mural Arts Philadelphia and Confronting Enemies with A Blade of Grass (New York). His writings and lectures on the intersections of art and politics and his collaborative art projects have been published and presented widely, and are documented on the archive miscprojects.com. He is currently an assistant professor and the founding graduate program director in Socially Engaged Art at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia.
Dan S. Wang is an artist currently living in Los Angeles. He was a founding keyholder of Mess Hall, an experimental cultural space in Chicago, and currently works in the collaborative vehicle Now-Time Asian America. Recent projects include commissioned works for the Station Museum (Houston) and Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia). He exhibited A Ragbox of Overstood Grammars, a retrospective of eighty-plus letterpress prints at Fonderie Darling (Montreal) in 2020. His art writings have been published internationally in book collections, museum catalogues and in dozens of artist publications. He is an artist in residence at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica. He holds an undergraduate degree in religion.
Cheryl Derricotte is a visual artist and her favorite mediums are glass and paper. Originally from Washington, DC, she lives and makes art in San Francisco, CA. Derricotte has an extensive background in the arts and community development. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), a Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University and a B.A. in Urban Affairs from Barnard College, Columbia University. Derricotte is represented by re.riddle, San Francisco.
Patrick "Pato" Hebert is an artist, teacher and organizer, who splits time between Los Angeles and New York. His work explores the aesthetics, ethics and poetics of interconnectedness.
He works across a range of media including photography, installation, sculpture, language, light, temporality and graphic design. Progressive praxis, spatial dynamics and the spirit of social topographies are of particular interest.