DISORIENTALISM :: Katherine Behar + Marianne M. Kim

Disorientalism is an on-going art project by Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim.

Check out some of our latest projects from the first four chapters of “The Food Groups” including Ready Mix, Brown Bagging, and Maiden Voyage — plus a sneak peak of A New Face!

The Food Groups

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Disorientalism, is excited to present our latest performance, Quality is Our Recipe, as part of The Affect Factory, a two-day conference on “Precarity, Labor, Gender, and Performance” organized by Women & Performance.

Quality is Our Recipe is part of our Brown Bagging project, devoted to Wendy of Wendy’s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers. The performance includes karaoke, tai chi, stress balls, and our Kinect game, Participation May Vary.

Quality is Our Recipe
February 11, 3PM

The Affect Factory
February  10 & 11
NYU The Barney Building
34 Stuyvesant St
New York, NY

More info: http://affectfactory.blogspot.com/

Disorientalism: Brown Bagging, 2012

Disorientalism: Brown Bagging, 2012

Disorientalism’s latest solo show, Brown Bagging, will open in Phoenix at ArtSpace West at Arizona State University. Brown Bagging is the latest chapter of our series, The Food Groups. In this interactive installation, the Disorientals take on the guise of Wendy from Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers to make the move from farm fresh to factory food production. For this project, we teamed up with video game designer Silvia Ruzanka to produce a Kinect video game in which players battle brown paper bags, burger slinging, ketchup gleaning, farming, and Tai Chi!

Brown Bagging

January 18 – February 16, 2012

ArtSpace West
UC Building 228
4701 W. Thunderbird Rd
Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 18th @ 6:30pm


Everyday Charms at O Cinema

November 15, 2011 Video Comments

Disorientalism is excited to be included in Everyday Charms at O Cinema, a screening program curated by Jillian Hernandez in conjunction The Feminist Art Project for Art Basel Miami.

Disorientalism: Ready Mix, "I'se In Town, Honey," 2011

Disorientalism: Ready Mix, "I'se In Town, Honey," 2011

Disorientalism’s solo show, Ready Mix, will be on view in Portland at the Feldman Gallery + Project Space at PNCA, in association with PICA’s TBA Festival. Ready Mix continues our series, The Food Groups, when the Disorientals encounter Aunt Jemima. Our new work for this show includes 3D lenticular images and bobbleheads!

Ready Mix
Curated by Mack McFarland

September 1 – October 22
Feldman Gallery + Project Space
PNCA Main Campus
1241 NW Johnson St
Portland, OR, 97209

Opening Reception: September 1, 6PM – 8PM

More info: http://cal.pnca.edu/events/225

PNCA Convocation Address

September 9, 2011 Performance Comments

Disorientalism is honored to give the 2011 Convocation Lecture at PNCA. We will be doing a new performance lecture about failure.

So Happy to be Here in the 21st Century

Convocation Talk by Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim

PNCA Main Campus
Swigert Commons
1241 NW Johnson St
Portland, OR, 97209

September 1, 12PM – 1:30PM

More info: http://cal.pnca.edu/haps/238

TV Maintenance will be on view at the de la Cruz Collection in the FIRE/SKY/WATER…REPRODUCTION video space.

Curated by Carlos Rigau
April 9-July 9, 2011
de la Cruz Collection
23 NE 41 Street
Miami, FL 33137

Opening Reception
Saturday, April 9, 7PM-10PM


Our new project Guns N’ Gals will be on view as part of “Dis-Robed” curated by Kathleen Smith and Ava Rawski at the Wassaic Project Festival, in Wassaic New York. The project, inspired by Rosie the Riveter, includes a photo series, Guns N’ Gals, Nos. 1, 2, and 3 and a live performance on Sunday, Guns N’ Gals, No. 99.

Wassaic is the last stop on the Metro North Harlem line and is a great day trip from the city.

Check out the Wassaic Project’s website for details or read this NY Times article about the space.

The Wassaic Project Festival
Opening Weekend August 13-15
19 Furnace Bank Road
Wassaic, NY 12592

Guns N’ Gals, No. 99
Live Performance,
Sunday, August 15, 12-3PM