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Sharon Hayes: On Politics and Desire

An Evening with Sharon Hayes: On Politics and Desire
7pm Monday 25 February 2008
Titus Theatre 2
MoMA - 11 West 53 Street, New York NY

Sharon Hayes will be at MoMA this Monday to present and talk about some of her recent work. The artist is known form working across mediums and venues, moving from institutional platforms to live street performance. Her work often engages rhetorical productions of meaning with the artist's performance of various texts culled from historical archives or anonymous sources. From the press release:

Hayes moves between multiple mediums—sound, performance, video, and installation—in an ongoing investigation of the intersections of history, politics, and speech. Her works draw on fictional narratives and interrogations of "real world" narratives, such as the rhetoric of Presidential addresses or the audiotapes made by Patty Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation Army. Hayes presents her most recent work, which focuses on the conditions of public speech and public opinion, and on the complicated relationship between politics and desire.