“Imitation of Life: Ray Johnson and Mimetic Critique” at Columbia University and Performance Studies International Conference, Hamburg

In May and June I delivered two versions of a talk stemming from the first chapter of my book on Ray Johnson: I gave an initial, longer version as my final presentation as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dept. of Art History & Archaeology at Columbia, and then an alternate, condensed version at the Performance Studies International conference in Hamburg, Germany, on a panel entitled, “Overdoing It: Towards a Micropolitics of Hyperbole,” chaired by Anna Watkins Fisher and featuring Fisher and Alex Pittman.