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Friday, March 23 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Lonely Subcultures

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William Hutson, “Abrasive Nostalgia: A Noisescape of Deindustrialization”

Vivian L. Huang, “Not That Innocent: Britney Spears,
Laurel Nakadate and Strangers”

Julia DeLeon, “Dance Through the Dark Night: Distance,
Dissonance and Queer Belonging”

Moderator: Gustavus Stadler


Julia DeLeon

Julia DeLeon is a PhD student in Performance Studies at NYU. Research interests include belief, self-indulgence, and queer aesthetics. "Dance Through the Dark Night: Distance, Dissonance and Queer Belonging" Choreographer and sound designer Trajal Harrell’s recent work, Antigone Jr., is a fictive encounter between genres, subcultures and strangers. The performance is an answer to his hypothetical provocation: “What would have... Read More →

Vivian L. Huang

Vivian L. Huang is writing a dissertation on inscrutability in Asian American performance in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University.   Abstract: | | "Not That Innocent: Britney Spears, Laurel Nakadate and Strangers" Though Laurel Nakadate is not known as a sound artist, this paper will argue that it is through the pop music icon Britney Spears that two of Nakadate's video art pieces explore the temporal-spatial... Read More →

William Hutson

William Hutson is a PhD student in Performance Studies at UCLA. His current research is in the field of sound studies, where he investigates the role of the sonic in performance and installation art. He also reviews noise and experimental music for The Wire.   Abstract: | | "Abrasive Nostalgia: A Noisescape of Deindustrialization" While noise music has become a popular topic within hip continental discourse— with Ray Brassier... Read More →

Gustavus Stadler

Gustavus Stadler teaches English at Haverford College and is author of Troubling Minds: The Cultural Politics of Genius in the US, 1840-1890 (Minnesota, 2006). He edited a special issue of Social Text on "The Politics of Recorded Sound" and is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Popular Music Studies.   Abstract: | | "Aural Drag: Warhol as Pop Listener" This paper is from a larger project on Warhol and anachronism which examines his... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 11:15am - 12:45pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012