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Blind Dates Recursive 07

Saturday, July 13, 2024, 2–3 pm, Dia Beacon

Event details
Saturday, July 13, 2024
2–3 pm

Dia Beacon
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, New York

Included with museum admission, registration is recommended.

Blind Dates Recursive 07

Question: Why share?
Facilitated by Rindon Johnson

Rindon Johnson is an artist and poet. He was born on the unceded territories of the Ohlone people, San Francisco. Johnson has presented solo exhibitions at Chisenhale Gallery, London; Julia Stoschek Foundation, Düsseldorf; and SculptureCenter, Queens, among others and has participated in group exhibitions internationally. He is the author of four books of poetry and prose. In 2024 Johnson will present a solo exhibition at the Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai.

About the program series

Blind Dates Recursive is a series of participatory public conversations held at Dia Beacon in conjunction with Rita McBride: Arena Momentum (on view through January 2025). These engagements take place on McBride’s Arena (1997), a modularly structured tribune that is activated by the presence of audiences and performers alike.

Inspired by the artist’s decision to make the digital design files of Arena freely available through a copyleft license, which allows for the public to access and reinterpret the work, Blind Dates Recursive provides an ongoing, open forum to consider and enact the shifting nature of authorship.

Each month, an invited facilitator poses a question and draws on their unique field of expertise to act as an instigator, listener, and moderator of the responses and conversation. Participants are encouraged to think out loud and in dialogue with each other during the hour-long session, at the end of which the facilitator will guide the group to collectively form a new question. The new question will be posed at the next session by a new facilitator. In this way, like a game of Telephone, Blind Dates Recursive generates iterative gatherings and an evolving public dialogue over the course of the exhibition.

The public is encouraged to participate on a recurring basis.

Blind Dates Recursive 08
Saturday, August 10, 2024, 2–3 pm

More information on the full program series is available here.

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