Center for Experimental Lectures: Amalle Dublon and Aria Dean

February 2, 2020, 6pm

Amalle Dublon and Aria Dean present new work for the Center for Experimental Lectures, an artist's project based in New York that engages with the public lecture as form. Amalle Dublon will play and discuss Mariah Carey's song "Honey," relating it to concerns of dependency, growth and decay, and culinary sound. In Aria Dean's lecture, To the Ringdown, two become one, bound by a third. As a part of a series of lectures co-commissioned by Montez Press Radio, their lectures will be broadcast live from Artists Space and archived at

Amalle Dublon received her PhD in Literature from Duke University, where her dissertation brought questions of sound and aurality to bear on queer and feminist thought. She serves on the editorial board of Women and Performance, a journal of feminist theory, and her writing has appeared in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, TDR: The Drama Review, and with Constantina Zavitsanos, in I’m Still Coming: Ellen Cantor’s Coming to Power 1993 & 2016, among other publications. She helped to organize I Wanna Be with You Everywhere, a gathering of disabled artists and writers at Performance Space and the Whitney Museum, in 2019, and, with Constantina Zavitsanos, has participated in Sensing Salons organized by Valentina Desideri and Denise Ferreira da Silva; and in Coop Fund, Amalle Dublon & Constantina Zavitsanos, Devin Kenny, John Neff at Artists Space, New York. She teaches at the New School.

Aria Dean is an artist, writer and curator based in New York and Los Angeles. She is Editor and Curator at Rhizome. Dean’s writing has been featured in Texte zur Kunst, e-flux, Artforum, Art in America, Kaleidescope, Spike Magazine, and other publications. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include (meta)models or how i got my groove back, Chapter NY; Aria Dean, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo; lonesome crowded west, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles; Gut Pinch, The Sunroom, Richmond; and White Ppl Think I’m Radical, Arcadia Missa, London. Dean has also participated in group exhibitions internationally at Tai Kwun, Hong Kong; The MAC, Belfast; ICAVCU, Richmond; Het Hem, Amsterdam; ICA Philadelphia; Higher Pictures, NY; Bodega, NY; Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin. She has lectured and presented work at various institutions such as Yale University; Swiss Institute, NY; Serpentine Galleries, London; Centre d’Art Contemporain Genéve; Cranbrook Art Museum; La Casa Encendida; Transmediale Festival; and Atlanta Contemporary.

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Introductory reading: "The Green Dragon" from Parables and Paradoxes by Franz Kafka (1935)