Jennifer Scappettone’s work with languages spans scholarly and creative modes of inquiry, and a variety of disciplines—in line with an abiding interest in the material repercussions of built, neglected, and mythologized environments on those who imagine and inhabit them, and the way the literary arts contribute to their shape.
The Data That We Breathe
Caroline Bergvall (London-based artist, writer and performer), Judd Morrissey (writer, code artist and professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and Jennifer Scappettone (cross-disciplinary writer, scholar and professor, English and Committee on Creative Writing, University of Chicago) launch a series of experiments into the physical and poetic dimensions of breath: its channeling in the evolution and performance of human languages, and its molecular migrations through instruments, terrains, and times.
Join Bill Brown (Department of English) , Ted Brown (School of Architecture, Syracuse University), Zachary Cahill (artist, Gray Center curator), Jennifer Scappettone (cross-disciplinary writer, Department of English), and Jessica Stockholder (artist, Department of Visual Arts) for an evening of food and conversation about the role of assemblage in each of their given practices.
Judd Morrissey and Jennifer Scappettone at 6018 North
This collaborative performance and installation by recetent Gray Center Mellon Fellows Judd Morrissey, and Jennifer Scappettone, along with Abraham Avnisan, will tap the sprawling veins of urban architecture, mining the material and telecommunications infrastructures within a house, while channeling the histories of its inhabitants and their spectral predecessors.