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Dire Jank
Public Program - NYC
Dire Jank Artist Talk with Tabitha Nikolai

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
291 Church Street, NYC

In an informal artist talk, Nikolai will endeavor to address the ineffability in her piece Ineffable Glossolalia on display as part of the exhibition Dire Jank. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.


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Ineffable Glossolalia is an architectural fusion of Borges' infinite library with the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, a key structure in pre-war Berlin's progressive landscape, influential in early trans studies until fire and concentration camps consumed its books and inhabitants. She'll discuss various aspects of her practice like experiential abstraction in virtual space, exotic forms of digital loneliness and why videogames are better to make than installations of office and retail furniture. She would also love to answer any questions you might have to the best of her ability.



Tabitha Nikolai is a trashgender gutter elf and low-level cybermage raised in Salt Lake City and based in Portland, Oregon. Her artwork manifests as videogames, cosplay, and earnest rites of suburban occult. She is sometimes a stray cat and an attractive nuisance who is interested in reinvention, resilience, and making pocket worlds with people she loves. She teaches and manages galleries at Portland State University. Her work has been shown at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, and Ganka Gallery in Tokyo. She hopes you're doing okay.

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