Alumni Profile: R. E. H. Gordon 01F at MOMA
The lecture series featured artist Edie Fake, curator Jamillah James, and artist Alexis Blair Penney.
The Center for Experimental Lectures is an ongoing project Gordon organized to give a fresh perspective on the traditional lecture. “Sometimes I call them performative lectures,” Gordon says. “There are a lot of different forms they can take, everything to do with the way you’re speaking, the pacing, how it looks, what kind of images you’re showing, the content.”
Gordon has staged an Experimental Lectures event in Chicago, and is attempting to raise funds for future lectures. Ze points to the advent of the internet necessitating a revitalized approach to a lecture.
“It used to be if you were interested in the artist, it was hard to find out about their work. You had to see them at a gallery. Now, if an artist comes to visit, you’ve probably already seen their work on the internet,” Gordon says. “This is an opportunity to do something a little more interesting.”
In addition to organizing the lectures, Gordon teaches at Parsons School of Design and works as a sculptor.