An Evening with Mendi+Keith Obadike

6:30 p.m.

Mendi + Keith Obadike make music, art and literature. Their works include The Sour Thunder, an Internet opera (Bridge Records), Crosstalk: American Speech Music (Bridge Records), a suite of new media artworks, Black.Net.Art Actions (published in re : skin on M.I.T Press), Big House / Disclosure, a 200 hour public sound installation (Northwestern University), and a poetry collection, Armor and Flesh (Lotus Press). Their honors include a Rockefeller New Media Arts Fellowship, Pick Laudati Award for Digital Art, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and a Vectors Fellowship from USC.  

Mendi Obadike received a BA in English from Spelman College and a PhD in Literature from Duke University. After working as a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University, she became a poetry editor at Fence Magazine and an assistant professor in the Department of Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute.

Keith Obadike received a BA in Art from North Carolina Central University and an MFA in Sound Design from Yale University. He is a tenured assistant professor in the College of Arts and Communication at William Paterson University and serves as an art advisor for the Time Square Alliance.

Moderated by Tiphanie Yanique, assistant professor, the School of Writing. 

Location:

Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, room 510

Admission:
$5; free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID at the door or at the Box Office.

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