This virtual program took place on Zoom.
On the last day of Jordan Strafer’s new film PEAK HEAVEN LOVE FOREVER’s one-week run on Renaissance TV, the artist joins curator Sohrab Mohebbi and cast member Alexandro Segade to discuss the work.
Jordan Strafer is an artist working primarily in video based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA from The New School in 2016 and her MFA from Bard College in 2019. She has participated in group exhibitions at Red Tracy, Copenhagen, (2020-21); Housing, New York (2020); SculptureCenter, New York (2020); The New Museum, New York (2021); and Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin (2021). In 2020-21 she presented a web-based project, No Bag, for Participant Inc.’s online platform, Participant After Dark.
Sohrab Mohebbi is the curator of the 58th Carnegie International and curator-at-large at SculptureCenter, New York. Recent exhibitions include, Diane Nguyen, If Revolution is a Sickness; Rindon Johnson, Law of Large Numbers; Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit; Searching the Sky for Rain; Christian Nyampeta, École du soir; Banu Cennetoglu. At REDCAT, he curated solo presentations including John Knight, Tamara Henderson, Falke Pisano and group exhibitions It is obvious from the map (co-curated with Thomas Keenan) and Hotel Theory, which received The Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award in 2013. His blog presencedocuments won him the 2012 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program. He received a BA from Tehran Art University and MA from CCS, Bard. He is a contributing editor to Bidoun.
Alexandro Segade is an interdisciplinary artist whose projects span video, performance, writing, drawing, and comics, using genre to question contemporary and historical constructions ofgroup identities. With these concerns in mind, Segade collaborates in art collectives, makes exhibitions and installations, directs movies, performs live and writes performance scripts and critical essays. Segade’s multimedia work, inflected mythic world-building, offers spectacular explorations of a utopian queer collectivity tempered with radical ambivalence.