Reed College’s student-curated annual arts festival featuring the visual art and performance of Reed students and internationally celebrated artists. This year, the festival will be held entirely remotely, taking the form of a publication and a virtual online festival. Our website will host performances and interactive workshops spanning the three days of the festival. The publication will contain the visual and written work of contributing artists and will be distributed to the Reed community and beyond at the time of the festival. The same work and a digital copy of the publication will be available on our digital platform beginning on November 13, and will remain available for viewing in perpetuity.
The theme of this year’s RAW reflects the artistic directors’ desire to use virtual space for physical and emotional release in the absence of embodiment. We wish to cultivate an environment of interactivity, collectivity, community support, and creation in the digital realm: a form of virtual reprieve.
We have decided to capitalize on the virtual nature of catharsis.net to question the idea of a “Reed” Arts Festival: we want to attempt to break down the boundaries between artists operating inside and outside of our institution. In particular, we are interested in offering artists a platform to build their audience, supporting artists directly through financial compensation, and showcasing work in settings outside of shared physical space.
RAW 2020 will feature visual artwork that spans media from video to sculpture to painting to digital rendering from Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch, Margarita Bali, Sundhya Anthony, Ricky Bearghost, Mithsuca Berry, Piera Bochner, Amelia Briggs, Terrell Davis, Digital Excreta, Job Erickson, Elena Fortune, John McLachlan, and Karina Padilla, Ocean Chamberlain, Ariah Henderson, Ida Holcomb, Aemann Lin, Soroa Lear, Kiki McBride, Isabelle Mercado-Leon, Bhavana Panchumarthi, MJ Quintana-Rodriguez, Ben Read, Precious Romo, Leila Sinclair, Becky Yermish.
catharsis.net is curated and organized by 2020 Artistic Directors: Isabel Adesko, Iki Edreva, Emma Ganger-Spivak, and Connor Stockton.
Facebook Page: Reed Arts Week
Reed Arts Week is supported by the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College. Special thanks to director and curator Stephanie Snyder, and registrar Colleen Gotze.
Friday, November 13, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Sunday, November 15, 2020
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