Thursday, June 14, 7pm
In partnership with the literary journal A Public Space, we are pleased to present Author Maud Casey and former Proteus artist-in-residence Sal Randolph in readings and discussion of the wonder of wandering and the process of unknowing. A Q&A will follow. Professor Jeff Dolven will moderate. Maud Casey’s “Stubborn Desire,” inspired by the case of fugue victim Albert Dadas, was published in Issue 15 of A Public Space. Sal Randolph’s Bureau of Unknown Destinations project, sponsored by Proteus Gowanus, sent 100 participants on day-long blind adventures.
Maud Casey is the author of two novels, The Shape of Things to Come, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Genealogy, a New York Times Editor’s Choice Book, and a collection of stories, Drastic. For selections from her current novel, she received the Calvino Prize. Maud teaches in the MFA program at the University of Maryland and in the low-residency MFA program at Warren Wilson College.
Sal Randolph is an artist and theorist who works with issues of gift-giving, money, alternate economies, and social architecture. She founded the non-curated sound-exchange web project Opsound, which functions through the use of music released exclusively under a copyleft license. Other large-scale, collaborative projects created and implemented by Randolph include Free Manifesta and The Free Biennial, in which several hundred artists presented their work in free and open shows in New York and Frankfurt public spaces. Sal was artist-in-residence at Proteus Gowanus during the second show of our Migration year.
Jeff Dolven teaches Renaissance literature, poetry, and poetics at
Princeton University. He is the author of Scenes of Instruction (U of
Chicago Press) and a book of poems, Speculative Music (Sarabande,
forthcoming), and he is an editor at large at Cabinet magazine.