Risa Horn ~ Keywords: performance as resonance, the coloniality of time, economics, historical mourning, haptic reverb, queer, oceanic, kinship networks are political, the performance of the ripple
Risa Horn has an arts and critical theory practice to create holes in time and space, bring particles of air more closely together and explore time (linear time) as a lie and a scam. Resonance and refraction reign. Performance is a medium, a site and an analytical departure to queer, fold, and cut time- and the image- until something in the bounce causes time to stop and re-arrange itself into another kind of truth.
Her degrees and certificates include a BA of Fine Art, Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston (2008-2012), The Summer Institute at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado (2011), and an MA of Art Praxis, Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem (2018–2020). Her work has been shown in (among others), The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The deCordova Museum, The Peabody Essex Museum, American Illustration- American Photography, and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work has been featured by the National Endowment for the Arts, screened on Radio Télévision Suisse, and is held in the permanent collection of the Hellenic Centre for Photography Library, Athens. She has been invited as a guest lecturer in a variety of settings, including Harvard University, Tufts University, Greenbuild International and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as a guest researcher.
(1990, USA) Based in Amsterdam, she edits the forthcoming performance magazine Lunomancy and her research moonlights into postpartum doula care and as a professional chef.
Learn more about Risa Horn's 20 minute presentation we stand cool before a million oceans desirous: Indirect Methods for Diverting Radio Frequency for the AEROPONIC ACTS 2020 - DAI's 3 day lectures marathon at Radio Kootwijk, August 2020.
Learn more about Risa Horn's written MA thesis (DAI, 2020): A Politics for Dissolution or: "Let’s do the Time Warp again...": the Construction of Time and Race, Bedfellows in Modernity
Follow Risa Horn's "life after DAI": https://www.risahorn.com
Since 2020 Risa has returned to DAI in a variety of roles.