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Gregg Bordowitz: INPUT OUTPUT

From A tear forms along the seam

The lecture-performance INPUT OUTPUT (2015) was a contribution by Gregg Bordowitz to the exhibition Container and Contained, curated by Fatima Hellberg at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart in March 2015. Alongside Bordowitz, the exhibition featured the work of Tony Conrad, Brice Dellsperger, Julia Heyward, Antonio Mak, Josephine Pryde, and Stephen Sutcliffe. INPUT OUTPUT references two related bodies of work by Bordowitz: Taking Voice Lessons (2013-2014) and Volition (2009). The former was a research project undertaken for If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution which asked, “Is poetics a relevant term for current artmaking, and if so how?” and focused on gay Black poets from the 1980s and 1990s, particularly Essex Hemphill. The latter is a book of Bordowitz’s writing published by Printed Matter that consists entirely of questions as lists, paragraphs and stanzas organized into five chapters: Questions, Topics, Aesthetics, Beliefs, and Morals.

December 1, 2017

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart

Curated by

Jacob Korczynski

About the curator

Jacob Korczynski is an independent curator based in Toronto and the editor of Andrew James Paterson's Collection/Correction (Kunstverein Toronto & Mousse Publishing).