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  1. Parameters of Nonhuman Charisma
    Saturday, October 7 - 6pm

    Wendy’s Subway presents a program of ecology-minded readings and performances with Justin Allen, Emily Jones, Eric Laska, and Amalia Wilson. Organized by Stephen Lichty.

    Justin Allen is a writer and performer from Northern Virginia. He has written for Mosaic Literary Magazine, Lambda Literary, ARTS.BLACK, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum's journal The Archive, among others. He has read at the Whitney, The Poetry Project, and Artists Space, and recently completed a residency at the Center for Afrofuturist Studies in Iowa City, IA. In 2016 he presented at the International James Baldwin Conference at the American University of Paris. He lives in New York City. justnalln.com

    Emily Jones is an artist living in London. Can you build a bridge with gumdrops and toothpicks? Why does Penelope Cruz have four gold needles pierced through her ears? How would you organise collective life without representatives? I understand, the ice groans, shrieks, and thunders, life-to-earth magnetism. (decarbonise prosperity) Recent exhibitions include Half Earth, VEDA, Florence (2017); News From Nowhere, Cordova, Vienna, (2016); Echolocation, Almanac Inn, Turin (2016) and We Are The People We Have Been Waiting For, Arcadia Missa, London (2015). emilyjones.info 

    Eric Laska is an artist currently based in Philadelphia. His work has been featured in such venues as Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, New York; Machine Project, Los Angeles; Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia; Ausland, Berlin; MACO, Oaxaca; and online at Gauss PDF. He is founding editor of the website Lateral Addition. ericlaska.com

    Amalia Wilson is a multimedia artist living and working in Philadelphia. She has performed original works in twenty-four spaces across the United States and Canada. amaliawilson.com

    Special thanks to Lisa Radon, Alan Longino and VEDA for their advice and assistance.