M LAMAR // Artist Talk and Screening

October 6, 2020


Join renowned artist, composer, and performer M LAMAR for a discussion about his practice and current state of creation.

M Lamar is a composer who works across opera, metal, performance, video, sculpture and installation to craft sprawling narratives of radical becomings. Lamar holds a BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and attended the Yale School of Art, sculpture program, before dropping out to pursue music. Lamar’s work has been presented internationally, most recently at Wellcome Collection London, The Cloisters at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Funkhaus Berlin Germany, Kunstgebäude Stuttgart, The Meet Factory in Prague, National Sawdust New York, The Kitchen New York, MoMa PS1’s Greater New York, Merkin Hall, New York, Issue Project Room New York, The Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco; Human resources, Los Angeles;Wesleyan University; Participant Inc., New York; New Museum, New York; Södra Teatern, Stockholm; Warehouse9, Copenhagen; WWDIS Fest, Gothenburg and Stockholm; The International Theater Festival, Donzdorf, Germany; Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York; Performance Space 122, New York; and African American Art & Culture Complex, San Francisco; among others

Thursday, October 29

As part of STILL HERE
Tuesday, November 17

Deathlessness is a cinematic meditation, composed both within and against traditions of epic European surrealism, on the existential condition of infinite grief constitutive of black Atlantic personhood. Time collapses within this dream-like landscape of longing making past present and future past. Farley’s writing echoes throughout the film, “We are the dead. We are still walking like zombies, in the Kingdom of Loathing, and ours is a Republic of Loathing.” This is a conference of ghosts and an American haunting.