Artist Angela Washko to Speak and Perform at Temple University Libraries

(image courtesy the artist)

Acclaimed performance and new media artist Angela Washko has made a career of creating new forums for feminism in the spaces most hostile toward it. On November 5 and 6, Washko returns to her alma mater, Temple University, for a talk and performance. Both presentations will take place at 5:30pm in the Paley Library Lecture Hall.

During her Thursday talk, “Going to the Source: Performance and Negotiation in Polarized Online Spaces,” Washko will discuss projects such as The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft, The World of Warcraft Psychogeographical Association, and Heroines with Baggage. For First Friday, Washko will perform “Tightrope Routines (A Feminist Artist Interviews the Internet’s Most Infamous Misogynist),” a storytelling performance based on a year of exchanges between Washko and a pick-up artist, author, blogger, and notorious manosphere leader.

Washko is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Her work has been highlighted in Time MagazineThe Guardian (UK), Artforum, Hyperallergic, the New York Times and more, and her projects have been presented nationally and internationally at venues including Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki, Finland), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and Moving Image Art Fair (London and NYC).

Selected for this fall’s Artist/Makers Residency, Washko’s two-day engagement is part of Games Without Frontiers, the curated, thematic series on games, gaming, and play at the center of this year’s Beyond the Page programming.

Read more about Angela Washko and Beyond the Page at library.temple.edu/beyondthepage.