TONIGHT Monday, February 14th, the Department of Media Study's PLASMA (Performances, Lectures, And Screenings of Media Artists)  will feature a remote-lecture by SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY, new media artist and poet. The Zoom Meeting ID for the lecture series is 939 5189 1859. Email paigesar@buffalo with PLASMA2022 in the subject line for the password.  

Brief remarks addressed to the students who are enrolled in PLASMA as a course will begin at 6:00 PM sharp. SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY's presentation will begin at 6:15 pm EST with an introduction from Ekrem Serdar, the curator of Holloway's exhibition at Buffalo's Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center.

SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY is a new media artist and poet. Through works of video installation, software, and real-time performance, her work often critically engages the technical language of instruction, especially the aesthetics and mechanics of practices from queer feminist BDSM communities, to direct viewers to read, play, or listen their way through narratives that guide them in and out of visceral memories, asking them to confront intense emotions like desire, shame, or regret, and to employ them as mechanisms to navigate through and/or away from abuses of power. Holloway has spoken and exhibited work internationally in spaces like The New Museum (NYC), The Kitchen (NYC), The Time-Based Art Festival (Portland),  Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Hebbel am Ufer HAU (Berlin), and NTS Radio (London). SHAWNÉ was a 20-21 Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Queer Theatre & Performance Resident as well as a resident at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Creative Exchange Lab.

Holloway's exhibition and online project i would’ve said goodbye if i thought you loved me back will be on view in the window gallery of Squeaky Wheel located at 617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, and online THROUGH TODAY & TONIGHT FEBRUARY 14th. Register here for the email-project-event entitled [ E N | C L O S I N G ] that is taking place between February 9th and 14th to mark the closing of the show. 

As always, PLASMA lectures are free and open to the UB community and the public.  

PLASMA is sponsored by the University at Buffalo's Department of Media Study and funding is provided by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The series is curated by Dr. Paige Sarlin, Assistant Professor of Media Study, in collaboration with Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center.