Locust Project Roundtables



Locust Projects is heading into its 15th year in 2013. Three Miami based artists founded this not-for-profit exhibition space as a venue that provides artists with the freedom to produce site-specific works, and experiment with new ideas outside the confines of more traditional institutions. The growth of Locust Projects has included expanding its public programs, and 2013 kicks off with the continuation of the successful Locust Roundtables, taking place throughout February and March. Locust Roundtables take place on a weekly basis and are free and open to the public. The discussions on topics in contemporary art are proposed and moderated by members of Miamiís art community and beyond. The Roundtable events were inaugurated in October 2012; the February/March sessions are the second in the series. Presenters are responsible for moderating their selected topic and each Roundtable is unique, sometimes being performative, or more of a traditional lecture, or an active debate. What makes this series truly unique from the traditional lecture format is that all attendees are given a platform for speaking. Says Amanda Sanfillippo of Locust Projects,"Everyone that comes is engaged and it has been lively."

So whether you want to add your voice to the topics up for discussion in this series, or listen to what topics Miamiís arts professionals are pondering these days, attend the Locust Projects Roundtables starting on Tuesday, February 12th from 7 Ė 8:30 PM. Here is the full schedule:

Tuesday, February 12, 7-8:30PM
SUSTAINABILITY IN MIAMI: THE TRANSIT ANTENNA PROJECT AND OTHERS
Presentation and discussion moderated by Thomas Hollingworth

Wednesday, February 20, 7-8:30PM
DEATH, DANGER, DETRITUS: CONFRONTING (DIS)COMFORT THROUGH AESTHETICS, EMOTIONS, AND DAILY RITUALS
Open discussion moderated by Justin H. Long


Tuesday, February 26, 7-8:30PM
THE APPEARANCE OF LIFE
Reading and discussion with Natalia Zuluaga and Stephanie Sherman, Artistic Director of Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC.

After a reading of the Brian Aldiss short story, The Appearance of Life, moderators will engage participants in an open-ended discussion on the potential life of images, the construction of culture, and free will.

Tuesday, March 5, 7-8:30PM
SAVOIR RELIER IN PRACTICE
Performative Lecture and discussion moderated by Neil Ramsay

Savoir Relier is a management approach in business also known as relational intelligence. It bridges varied disciplines, generations, cultures, personalities, skills & environments through collaboration. This intuition or sensibility can be applied in a most literal sense where business becomes a piece of art.