Hilary Pecis & Elyse Mallouk Dinner Lecture

Dinner Lecture
In conjunction with Hilary Pecis & Elyse Mallouk exhibitions
July 23, 2009, 7-10pm

Guest Speaker: Ari Messer
Guest Chef:
John Ingle

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Since the advent of television, artists have wrestled with its colorful demons and narrative hypnoses. For this Dinner Lecture titled “Art and TV: A Match Made in Bed?,” critic Ari Messer considered the work of Hilary Pecis and Elyse Mallouk in relation to the history of the projected image and TV culture. The talk included a multimedia presentation of artist projects and critical viewpoints, including the work of Robert Ashley, Nam June Paik, Joan Joanas and even some “True Blood.” Following the presentation, diners were invited to participate in a short session of psycho-art-analysis. To collage is to glue and to seduce is to lead astray. The evening was somewhere between the two!

Ari Messer is a critic and musician in San Francisco. A contributing editor at TheRumpus.net and a regular contributor to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, he writes about art and music, translation and the religious urge. His soundwork for fun and for modern dance has appeared at numerous venues in Scotland and California. Visit him at www.ayenaye.com.

Read The Rumpus Interview with Hilary Pecis and Elyse Mallouk

John Ingle
is a San Francisco based chef, saxophonist and composer. He was an Artist-in-Residence and chef at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Ingle has worked at Babylon Café and Maxwell’s (Memphis), In Between (Taipei), underground restaurant “The Flavortrust”, and is currently the Chef de Cuisine at Bistro Aix in San Francisco. His obsession for local, sustainable, and above all delicious ingredients forms the basis of his in-the-moment cooking style.
John Ingle is also a founding member of the sfSound group.

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