Petri Dish is a regular and perpetual series of discussions exploring the relationship between specific works of art — whether film, text, sound, or performance — and the process of thinking about and creating new work. Led by an artist each month, Petri Dish events are free, public, and supported by Skewed Visions members.

How Dare You

ANDREW SCHNEIDER, FAYE DRISCOLL,OKWUI OKPOKWASILI, PHILIP QUESNE/STUDIO VIVARIUM
SATURDAYS, JANUARY 7-28, 2017

SHOWS: 8:00PM, HOW DARE YOU FOLLOWS AT THE LOWRY

Every year in January, we follow the Walker Art Center’s Out There series. As a “festival of performance alternatives” Out There is an opportunity to witness work that may come from outside our community and our sense of familiarity. We see it as an opportunity to refresh our critical viewing, thinking, and speaking.

Following each Saturday night’s performance at the Walker, an open table conversation is held about the work a few blocks away at The Lowry. The artists won’t be there so you can speak your mind.

$5 suggested donation (members free) at the table.

Screen

DYSTOPIAN/POST APOCALYPTIC IMAGINATION THROUGH MAD MAX:
MAD MAX (1979) — FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017
THE ROAD WARRIOR (1981) — FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017
BEYOND THUNDERDOME (1985) — FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017
FURY ROAD (2015) — FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017

DOORS: 7:00PM, FILMS: 7:30PM

Why do we have so many films imagining a dystopian future instead of a utopian one? What do imaginings of a post-apocalyptic world tell us about our relationship to history? What does the Mad Max franchise mean for us in a country with its first authoritarian kleptocracy?

Beginning February 17 we will screen the four Max Max films, one per week, as a stimulus to conversations that address these and other questions about where we are and what we can do about it.

$5 suggested donation (members free)

3PLAY: New Work for the Studio

Spring 2017
7:00pm
FRESH OYSTERS PERFORMANCE RESEARCH

The next 3PLAY will take place soon. Watch here for more details.