**New Artist in Residence** Jeremiah Day

Posted on September 2, 2011

Jeremiah Day (US) graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1997. From 2000-2002 he was artist-in-residence at Beyond Baroque Literary Art Center, Los Angeles until moving to Holland in 2003 to attend the Rijksakademie. Recent exhibitions include Storytellers, Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Jeremiah Day / Simone Forti / Fred Dewey, Ludlow 38, New York and various solo shows in Amsterdam with Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS.

In Jeremiah Day’s work questions of site and historical memory are explored through fractured narratives, employing photography, speech, and improvisational movement. A hybrid form of realism, Day appropriates historical incidents to serve as allegories and examples that might shed insight upon broader philosophical and political questions.

In 2011, as part of his Doctoral project at VU/Mahku, Day has organized a series of projects around the 50th anniversary of Hannah Arendt’s essay “The Crisis in Culture: Its Social and Its Political Significance.” Goleb is collaborating in this project through hosting a series of reading and discussion events.

In addition, on September 20th Day will launch Goleb’s film series At night we are consumed by fire. Day will be presenting two documentaries Instrument (2003) and (PR) Evens (2006), both dealing with the band Fugazi and the self-organized music scene of Washington DC.  The film will be introduced with a lecture by Day looking at the organization of culture through both the lens of Arendt’s work and the contemporary situation in the Netherlands.

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