IN THE LOUNGE Experiments & Disorders Curated by Tom Cole & Christen Clifford
About This Show
Fiction, nonfiction, poetry & performance texts by the most adventurous, cross-genre established & emerging writers. Curated by Tom Cole & Christen Clifford.
Featuring Margaret Rhee & April Matthis
About the Artists
Margaret Rhee is a poet, artist, and scholar. She is the author of chapbooks Yellow (Tinfish Press, 2011) and Radio Heart; or, How Robots Fall Out of Love (Finishing Line Press, 2015), nominated for a 2017 Elgin Award, Science Fiction Poetry Association, and Love, Robot (The Operating System, 2017) named a 2017 Best Book of Poetry by Entropy Magazine. Her project The Kimchi Poetry Machine was selected for the Electronic Literature Collection Volume 3. Literary fellowships include Kundiman, Hedgebrook, and the Kathy Acker Fellowship. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in ethnic and new media studies, and is completing her monograph, How We Became Human: Race, Robots, and the Asian American Body. Currently, she is a Visiting Scholar at the NYU A/P/A Institute, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo in the Department of Media Study.
April Matthis is a performer who has worked extensively in New York’s downtown theater/performance community. She has premiered work at Dixon Place, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, Soho Rep, New York Theatre Workshop, and Elevator Repair Service, where she is a company member. She has also performed at the MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and premiered and toured Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room at Walker Art Center, The Fischer Center at Bard, and The Kitchen. Ms. Matthis is the recipient of an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance and Mabou Mines’ Ruth Maleczech Award.