Rhode Island School of Design Department of Sculpture, The RISD Museum, and RISD’s Center for Arts & Language collaborate with The Center for Experimental Lectures (CEL) to present three new lecture-performances by Carissa Rodriguez, Naama Tsabar, and Pablo Helguera, whose presentation emerges from his RISD Museum exhibition, Inventarios / Inventories, part of the exhibition Raid the Icebox Now.
Pablo Helguera’s lecture-performance “Free of All Ties,” will be delivered in a peripatetic format from his own neighborhood and in his home in Brooklyn. Pablo Helguera brings together the story of the objects in an immigrant family's apartment, posing questions around the things that bind us as a community in this global moment of isolation and anxiety. This piece emerges from Helguera’s RISD Museum exhibition, Inventarios / Inventories, part of the exhibition Raid the Icebox Now.
These three pieces are site-specific to the internet, using a variety of online presentation platforms and presented remotely. This series of lecture-performances has been developed throughout the spring with RISD students in the course "Talking Is Dancing: Lecture-Performance As Form," written and taught by CEL founder Gordon Hall who is a 2019-2020 RISD Provost Fellow in Sculpture Department.