Sick Time | 2016 Grant Project

Taraneh Fazeli | 2016 Grant Project | The Idea Fund
Taraneh Fazeli received a Catalyst grant during Round 8 (2016) for her project “Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying.” Since then, she has been developing the project through workshops, performative lectures, and collaborations with different groups to bring this project to life. Here’s a sampling of all the amazing things Taraneh has accomplished.

  1. On Labor Day weekend, Taraneh Fazeli presented the performative lecture “Tick Check. It’s Chronic” at the Center for Experimental Lectures at Shandaken and Storm King Sculpture Park in upstate New York. Storm King is one of the world’s leading sculpture parks and is home to more than 100 sculptures. The Center for Experimental Lectures presented a series of newly commissioned lecture-performances in the round by Fazeli, Sb Fuller, Sara Magenheimer, and Em Rooney. In a departure from previous formats, these shorter presentations unfolded in succession with the audience surrounding the performer. Employing sculptural components, live and recorded voice, and movement, these lecture performances mined the possibilities produced by the absence of a fixed front and audience orientation.
  2. Canaries, a collective Taraneh is collaborating on the “Notes for The Waiting Room” publication with as part of her project “Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying,” is currently staging a care center project entitled Refuge in the Means at Recess Art in NYC. She recently organized a performance evening/reading with artists Park McArthur and Constantina Zavitsanos as a part of this in the form of a Slumber Party, where they “read in recline while hanging in a night of transfer drawings through and on one another, short games, light snacks—text, flix, and chill.” It’s open through the end of October, stop by if you’re in town!
  3. Taraneh will be presenting with Canaries, a collective of artists with auto-immunity that she is collaborating with  as part of her  project “Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying,” at Common Field in Miami on Saturday, October 22. Please stop by if you are in town for the convening!
  4. Taraneh will be presenting on her “Sick Time” project on the panel “Slowness and Sleep in Modern and Contemporary Art” as part of the 2016 Conference of the Universities Art Association of Canada on Friday, October 28 at 9am in Montreal. Come if you are at the conference!
  5. As part of WOUND, a study center for the healing of attention and time, at Cooper Union and Refuge in the Means, a project by Canaries in NYC, Taraneh did a version of her Calling in Sick workshop that she first organized at Project Row Houses last spring.

Taraneh Fazelli | 2016 Grant Project | The Idea Fund

Transfer drawing exercise at Project Row Houses on Sunday May 22, 2016, using Dennis Oppenheim’s Two Stage Transfer Drawing, 1971 as a score. Regarding this art work, Oppenheim says “As I run a marker along Eric’s back he attempts to duplicate the movement on the wall. My activity stimulates a kinetic response from his sensory system. I am, therefore, Drawing Through Him.

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