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Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice.

In this talk, interdisciplinary artist Autumn Knight discusses how a series of performance projects use text and/or improvisation as strategies for survival within the institutional space. Looking at recent and ongoing works, Knight will discuss the breadth of concerns at work (or play) in this practice: psychoanalysis, public space, institutional boundaries, performative authority. Knight is also thinking through cultivating avatars, employing choreography, and withholding as communication. 

Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation, video and text. Her performance work has been on view at various institutions including Krannert Art Museum (IL), The Institute for Contemporary Art (VCU), Human Resources Los Angeles (HRLA), and Akademie der Kunste, (Berlin). Her performance and video work is held in the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Knight participated in the 2019 Whitney Biennial as a performance and video artist.

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