LUMPEN: a journal of queer materialism

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WALTER DUNDERVILL is a multidisciplinary dance artist based in New York City. He creates immersive performance environments fusing choreography, visual art, costume, and sound design. His work has been presented at Dance Theater Workshop, The Chocolate Factory, Dixon Place, JACK, Participant Inc., Blakston Gallery, NADA, the Movement Research Festival, and the Solo in Azione Festival in Milan, Italy. Dundervill has received Bessie Awards for the visual design of his own choreography, “Aesthetic Destiny 1: Candy Mountain” (2011), the costume design for Luciana Achugar’s “Puro Deseo” (2009), and as a dancer in RoseAnne Spradlin’s “under/world” (2003). He has also created costume and set for Ivy Baldwin, Tere O’Connor, and RoseAnne Spradlin. Dundervill has performed for choreographers and visual artists including RoseAnne Spradlin, DD Dorvillier/Future Human Dance Corps, Keely Garfield, Yves Musard, Bruce Nauman, Lovett/Codagnone, Kembra Phaler, and David Wojnarowicz. Dundervill is a member of the Artist Advisory Council at Movement Research. He has been an artist in residence at Movement Research, the New Museum, and New York Live Arts.

JOÃO ENXUTO & ERICA LOVE collaborate on projects that focus on the art field, its systems of valuation, and the datalogical structure of exhibition spaces, institutions, and built environments. They have given talks, written essays, and exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art, Anthology Film Archives, Walker Art Center, Pratt Institute, Yossi Milo Gallery, Carriage Trade, Vox Populi, Georgia State University, Louisiana Museum in Denmark, and the Tamayo Museum in Mexico City. Enxuto and Love were fellows at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program for 2012 – 2013. Their writing has appeared in Wired Magazine, Mousse Contemporary Art Magazine, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, and Initiales, among others. João Enxuto received an MFA in Photography from RISD and Erica Love received an MFA in New Genres from UCLA.

JEN ROSENBLIT has been making performance in New York City since 2005. Rosenblit is a recipient of a 2014 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Emerging Choreographer, an inaugural recipient of THE AWARD, a 2014 – 2015 workspace artist through Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, a 2013 Fellow at Insel Hombroich (Germany), a recipient of the 2012 Grant to Artists from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and a 2009 Fresh Tracks artist (Dance Theater Workshop). Recent works focus on an improvisational approach to choreographic thought, locating ways of being together amidst impossible spaces. SIMONE AUGHTERLONY is an independent artist based and supported in Zurich and Berlin, working predominantly in dance and performance contexts. She has collaborated with makers such as Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Forced Entertainment and Jorge León amongst others. Her practice is committed to qualities that affirm the transformative potential of bodies and all things engaged in choreographic thought. She has a vested interest in the scope of humour and the mystery of desire to feed the political affects of performance.

ALAN RUIZ is a visual artist whose work explores the intersection of site-reflexivity, architectural discourse, and urban policy. Engaging constructed space as a perceptual and a political medium, his projects have been shown both nationally and internationally, including in exhibitions at Queens Museum (NYC); Abrons Arts Center (NYC); Wave Hill, the Bronx Museum of the Arts (NYC); Ortega Y Gasset Projects (NYC) ; Y Gallery (NYC) ; Horatio Jr. (London, UK); Johannes Vogt Gallery (NYC); Tape Modern (Berlin, Germany); Andrew Edlin Gallery (NYC) Y; and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Building 110, Governors Island (NYC).  Ruiz has participated in residencies with the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Youth Insights Program, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Art & Law Program, AIM, and the Yale Norfolk Summer School for Art and Music. He received an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from Pratt Institute, and is a 2015 – 2016 participant in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. His work has been featured in TDR (MIT Press), BOMB Magazine, InVisible Culture and he is a contributing editor to Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory.

LUMPEN: a journal of queer materialism is a collective practice and a mobile publishing platform exploring the intersection between various strains of materialist thought and queer theory.  An intersection of artists and academics, one of LUMPEN’s intentions is to explore ways of using the publication against its own authority and control, offering a means of disrupting the habits of knowldege production and dissemination.