Mash Notes: an un-session

Session description

We have long participated in signed or anonymous declarations of love and desire. Even in our neoliberal institutions, peculiarly bloodless forms remain: the corporate pitch meeting, the grant proposal warped by our understanding of what the other (funding agencies) “wants.” Screw that. As Roland Barthes declares, “What love lays bare in me is energy.” This will be an online/offline un-session conducted in a physical installation space, featuring participants entering into the lover’s discourse, with documents both electrical and tactile.

The Mashers

Helen J Burgess, NC State University,
Craig Saper, University of Maryland Baltimore County,
Haylie Swenson, George Washington University,
Leslie King, Radford University,
The Confraternity of Neoflagellants (Serjeant-At-Law Norman Hogg, Concordia University and Keeper of the Wardrobe Neil Mulholland, University of Edinburgh),

Presentation Titles

Craig Saper, “TENT–a–tive Vision(s) for an Electric [Kool-Aid Acid] Press.” A manifesto. More..
Haylie Swenson, “Philia.” A radio podcast. More..
Leslie King, “Erased – Memories of a Forgotten Daughter.” A handmade book and digital counterpart. More..
The Confraternity of Neoflagellants, “Thekarites (2014).” A slideshow. More..
Helen J Burgess, “MashBOT.” A twitterbot. With printer. More..