Disorientalism, a collaboration between Asian-American artists Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim, studies the disorienting effects of technologized labor, junk culture, and consumerism. Through live performance, video, photography, and installation, Disorientalism explores how these forces mediate race, gender, and bodies. In character, the Disorientals expose our hapless submersion in junk culture, and our failed attempts to rationalize it by mistakenly resorting to industriousness and work.

Behar is Associate Professor of New Media Arts at Baruch College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. kb [at] katherinebehar [dot] com

Kim is Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance at Arizona State University. mmkim6 [at] gmail [dot] com

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