Judith Rodenbeck. Bipedal Modernity: the other foot

Judith Rodenbeck
Bipedal Modernity: the other foot
INCA SEATTLE 1900 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA, 98134
Friday 20 February.
Organized by Gregory Laynor

At INCA Judith Rodenbeck will give a talk: peripatetic survey of walking practices, both social and anti-social, accompanied with some floor exercises.

Judith Rodenbeck’s teaching and research encompass critical theory, performance studies, the politics of aesthetics, and radical pedagogy, especially as these engage with modernism and its avant-gardes and with contemporary art. Rodenbeck’s first book, *Radical Prototypes: Allan Kaprow and the Invention of Happenings* (MIT Press, 2011), explores the emergence of performance and intermedia in 1950s fine arts. She is currently working on several book-length projects: a book of case studies of  women artists engaged with media ecologies, featuring essays on Lygia Clark, Joan Jonas, Alison Knowles, and Marta Minujin; a longitudinal study of the intersections between what Marcel Mauss called “techniques of the body” and the visual arts, configured through the notion of the performative; and an experimental text, *Bipedal Modernity*. She has served as editor-in-chief of *Art Journal* and her work has appeared in journals such as *October*, *Grey Room*, *X-TRA*, and *Artforum*. Rodenbeck is assistant professor of media and cultural studies at University of California, Riverside.