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Announcement :: Media
Coco Fusco, writer & artist, 2/23!
22 Feb 2006
The Harvard Advocate
Advocate Arts Presents...
February 23, 2006 [Thursday] at 8:00pm

The Democracy Center
45 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge MA

Free Admission
Coco Fusco is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist and writer. She has
performed, lectured, exhibited and curated around the world since 1988. She is
the author of English is Broken Here (The New Press, 1995), The Bodies That
Were Not Ours and Other Writings (Routledge/inIVA, 2001) and the editor of
Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas (Routledge, 1999) and Only
Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self (Abrams, 2003). Fusco is a
recipient of a 2003 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. She is an associate
professor in the Visual Arts Division of Columbia University’s School of the

Fusco’s recent art projects combine electronic media and performance in a
variety of formats, from staged multi-media performances incorporating large
scale projections and closed circuit television to live performances streamed
to the internet that invite audiences to chart the course of action through
chat interaction. In collaboration with Ricardo Dominguez, Fusco is currently
developing a bilingual on-line game that maps the movements of and restraints
upon the various social groups that inhabit the US-Mexico border for the 2005
InSite Biennial. She is currently developing a serious of new performances and
videos about the role of female interrogators in the War on Terror.

Fusco's works have been included in such events as The Whitney Biennial, Sydney
Biennale, The Johannesburg Biennial, The Kwangju Biennale, The London
International Theatre Festival, and VideoBrasil. Her 1993 documentary about her
caged Amerindian performance with Guillermo Gómez-Peña, The Couple in the Cage,
has been screened in over two hundred venues around the world. Her latest
video, a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert, was selected for the 2004 Shanghai Biennale
and the Museum of Modern Art’s Documentary Fortnight in 2005. Her video
installation, Dolores from 10 to 10, received an honorable mention from the
2003 Transmediale in Berlin. The exhibition that she curated for the
International Center of Photography on racial taxonomy in American photography,
Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self, is currently touring the
"Advocate Arts Presents..." is an ongoing lecture series free to the public and
hosting prominent and exciting artists, writers, and critics at Harvard's
Cambridge campus. The series is a function of The Harvard Advocate, the
university's undergraduate literary and arts quarterly, and the oldest of its
kind in the nation.
Please contact Enzo Camacho [(617) 803-5018] with questions.

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