Published August 20, 2020

Squeaky Wheel Artists Talk

Squeaky Wheel Residents.

(clockwise) Emily Watlington, Eric Drasin, Johann Diedrick, and Jenson Leonard

Online Event: Listen to presentations by Emily Watlington, Eric Drasin (2020 MFA alumnus), Jenson Leonard, and Johann Diedrick.

Sat, August 22, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

The Event

Join Squeaky Wheel for a chance to meet our Summer 2020 Workspace Residents and learn more about their past and ongoing projects in this evening of artist talks.

A brief presentation before the artist talk will update you on how you can take part in the Workspace Residency with the upcoming application period in early September.

This event will be streamed live on Youtube with automated captioning. Audiences will be able to ask questions through Youtube's live-chat function. Registration required.

The Artists

During their residency, 

  • Emily Watlington will be working on a chapter for a book on accessibility as an artistic medium, focusing on artistic uses of closed captioning. 
  • Eric Barry Drasin will be researching digital art cooperatives vis a vis distributed technologies, online communities spaces, experimental finance, and alternative forms of governance. 
  • Jenson Leonard will be filming and editing Workflow, an installation centered around the velocity and momentum of blackness (historically and as imagined online) as it relates to the philosophical concept of acceleration-the idea that the only way out of capitalism is through its intensification. 
  • Johann Diedrick will be composing music for Wake, an hour-long sonic performance relating to the local ecology in and around Silo City and its connection to the Buffalo River, and that offers a moment to mourn over the loss of our environment, our world, and ourselves. 

The Summer 2020 residency was juried by Ekrem Serdar, Martina LaVallo, and Liz Park.