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Mary Coble

Universitetslektor

Mary Coble
Universitetslektor
mary.coble@akademinvaland.gu.se

Postadress: Box 132, 40530 Göteborg
Besöksadress: Vasagatan 50 , 41137 Göteborg


Akademin Valand (Mer information)
Box 132
405 30 Göteborg

Besöksadress: Vasagatan 50 , 411 37 Göteborg

Om Mary Coble

Through live work and multimedia installations-including photography, video and sound and sculpture Mary Coble, as an artist, aims to manifest problems of bodily, social and symbolic navigation particularly focusing on issues of injustice and normative boundaries. Recurrent themes in Coble’s work revolve around queer politics, poetics and histories often working site-specifically, research-based and - from time to time - collectively/participatory.


As an educator Coble supports other in considering the complexity, potential and power that their work can hold. Methods of play, experimentation, failing, re-examining, and re-contextualizing are used to challenge and support a mode of working that translates into their own artistic practice and visual language. Coble also challenges them to question their praxis and aesthetics, re-invent themselves, expand outside of what they see as safe and familiar and to give themselves the freedom to experience an energy of making art that may not always be comfortable.


From 2011-2014 as a Professor at the Funen Art Academy in Odense, Denmark Coble designed and facilitated workshops such as Performance in Practice; Non-Traditional Photography; Dark Matter: The Politics and Practice of Art in Urban Spaces; Site Specific Installation as Radical Transformation and Another Kind of Public Education (co-taught with Jeuno JE Kim).
Coble taught at various art institutions in the United States for over 10 years including at The George Washington University in Washington, DC as a Professorial Lecturer in Photography and at Maryland Institute College of Arts in Baltimore, Maryland. Courses designed and taught include: Time, Space and Technology in Video and Performance (co-taught with Siobhan Rigg); Professional Practices, Contemporary Photography; Color Photography; Advanced Digital Printing and Introduction to Black and White Photography.


Collaboration and spaces that support dialogue and community are ideals that Coble values and finds in part through residencies and artist in residency programs. Coble has been an artist-in-residence through IASPIS: Swedish Visual Arts International Residency Program in Umeå, SE; Red Dirt Studio, Mt. Ranier, MD and in Washington, DC as part of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Artist at Work With Youth Program. Coble has attended numerous residencies most notably the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine.
Engagement in artistic practices and interventions within and outside of established institutions and the use of activist strategies are integral to Coble’s work, which has been included in exhibitions such as Queer Objectivity, The Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Lost and Found: Queerying the Archive, Nikolaj Center of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, Denmark and in the traveling archive re.act.feminism #2-a performing archive. Coble has performed live as part of Commitment Issues: An Evening of Performances at Oasis Aqualounge, an ‘up-scale sex club” supported by FADO Performance Art Network, Toronto, Canada; Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY and in Performa 05, a visual art performance biennial at Artists Space, NYC, NY.


The most recent multimedia solo exhibitions include Protest in Pride a work commissioned by the Gothenburg Pride Festival (2014) at Gothenburg City Library and in the “Pride Parade”; Deferral, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2013) and Maneuvering, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (2012).
Originally from a small farming community in Julian, North Carolina, USA Coble lives and has a studio in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Currently Coble is working on Space for Resistance (working title) a line of research that entangles multiple ongoing artistic projects that most typically use performance and installation to investigate, manifestations of resistance through symbols, actions, language or silence. How can resistance be formulated from a queer or marginalized position?
A number of Coble’s performance-based works have cited spaces of normativity such as a mainstream LGBT Pride Parade, an Evangelical Lutheran Church or a men’s locker room. Coble’s argues for the necessity of the “killjoy” figure (Sarah Ahmed) as a position of resistance within these communities that are each based on a particular set of codes, rules and expectations.


The killjoy figure or symbol of defiance confronts the power that is executed from within this homogeny and opens a space for resistance. The project calls for a queer insistence on deviance as a deconstruction of the power that the norm performs (Judith Butler). This also refers to Jack Halberstam’s proposal that resisting heteronormative standards of success and deliberately failing is a queer art in itself.
 

Senaste publikationer

Let's Mobilize: What is Feminist Pedagogy? Workbook
Eva Weinmayr, Mary Coble, Andreas Engman, Rose Borthwick, Kanchan Burathoki
Gothenburg/London, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg co-published with AND Publishing, London, Lärobok 2016
Lärobok

This is not a party
Mary Coble
Jan 4-6, 2016. 13 Festivalen, Performance Art Festival, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden, Konstnärligt arbete 2016
Konstnärligt arbete

Timeline of Disruption-Live Performance and Glittivism and Fistivism: Gestures of Defiance-Lecture
Mary Coble
//BUZZCUT//, Performance Festival, Pearce Institute, Glasgow, Scotland //BUZZCUT// Sideburns Symposium, Pearce Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, Konstnärligt arbete 2016
Konstnärligt arbete

Let’s Mobilize: What is Feminist Pedagogy
Rose Borthwick, Kanchan Burathoki, Mary Coble, Andreas Engman, Eva Weinmayr
● Three-day mobilization: Let’s Mobilize: What is Feminist Pedagogy took place at Valand Academy, Gothenburg University, SE 12—14 Oct 2016● Online Blog/Archive: Let’s Mobilize: What is Feminist Pedagogy: http://whatisfeministpedagogy.tumblr.com● Publication/Workbook: Let’s Mobilize: What is Feminist Pedagogy Workbook (print and online), Valand Academy Gothenburg, AND Publishing London● Krabstadt film screening (Jeuno Kim and Ewa Einhorn): A-Venue Exhibition Space, Gothenburg, SE● Participation in Exploiting Justice Symposium: Processes, Performances and Politics-a multi/ interdisciplinary symposium at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Research, University of Gothenburg, November 27, 2016, Konstnärligt arbete 2016
Konstnärligt arbete

Performance Matters Archive, Curation and Presentation
Mary Coble
A-Venue, Gothenburg, Sweden, Konstnärligt arbete 2016
Konstnärligt arbete

PULSE-Live Performance; PULSE Golden Book-Publication; PULSE-Daily Workshop
Mary Coble
Performed at: In/future: A Festival of Art & Music, Ontario Place Park, Toronto, Canada. Commissioned and presented as part of MONOMYTHS, FADO Performance Art Center, Konstnärligt arbete 2016
Konstnärligt arbete

Let’s Mobilize! Here’s what we learned: Pedagogy and Social Justice.
Eva Weinmayr, Mary Coble, Rose Borthwick
Exploiting Justice. Processes, Performances and Politics, Symposium at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Research, University of Gothenburg (27-28 November 2016) , Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2016
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Still Deferred, Solo Exhibition
Mary Coble
Exhibited at Konstfrämjandet i Västerbotten The Center of Arts and Education, Umeå, Sweden English, Konstnärligt arbete 2015
Konstnärligt arbete

Spaces for Resistance
Mary Coble
Vita Kuben Contemporary Art Exhibition Space, NorrlandsOpera Umeå, Sweden, Konstnärligt arbete 2015
Konstnärligt arbete

RAISE YOUR FIST!
Mary Coble
Exhibited at Konstfrämjandet i Västerbotten (The Center of Arts and Education), Umeå, Sweden, Konstnärligt arbete 2015
Konstnärligt arbete

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2016

Let's Mobilize: What is Feminist Pedagogy? Workbook
Eva Weinmayr, Mary Coble, Andreas Engman, Rose Borthwick, Kanchan Burathoki
Gothenburg/London, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg co-published with AND Publishing, London, Lärobok 2016
Lärobok

This is not a party
Mary Coble
Jan 4-6, 2016. 13 Festivalen, Performance Art Festival, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden, Konstnärligt arbete 2016
Konstnärligt arbete

Timeline of Disruption-Live Performance and Glittivism and Fistivism: Gestures of Defiance-Lecture
Mary Coble
//BUZZCUT//, Performance Festival, Pearce Institute, Glasgow, Scotland //BUZZCUT// Sideburns Symposium, Pearce Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, Konstnärligt arbete 2016
Konstnärligt arbete

Let’s Mobilize: What is Feminist Pedagogy
Rose Borthwick, Kanchan Burathoki, Mary Coble, Andreas Engman, Eva Weinmayr
● Three-day mobilization: Let’s Mobilize: What is Feminist Pedagogy took place at Valand Academy, Gothenburg University, SE 12—14 Oct 2016● Online Blog/Archive: Let’s Mobilize: What is Feminist Pedagogy: http://whatisfeministpedagogy.tumblr.com● Publication/Workbook: Let’s Mobilize: What is Feminist Pedagogy Workbook (print and online), Valand Academy Gothenburg, AND Publishing London● Krabstadt film screening (Jeuno Kim and Ewa Einhorn): A-Venue Exhibition Space, Gothenburg, SE● Participation in Exploiting Justice Symposium: Processes, Performances and Politics-a multi/ interdisciplinary symposium at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Research, University of Gothenburg, November 27, 2016, Konstnärligt arbete 2016
Konstnärligt arbete

Performance Matters Archive, Curation and Presentation
Mary Coble
A-Venue, Gothenburg, Sweden, Konstnärligt arbete 2016
Konstnärligt arbete

PULSE-Live Performance; PULSE Golden Book-Publication; PULSE-Daily Workshop
Mary Coble
Performed at: In/future: A Festival of Art & Music, Ontario Place Park, Toronto, Canada. Commissioned and presented as part of MONOMYTHS, FADO Performance Art Center, Konstnärligt arbete 2016
Konstnärligt arbete

Let’s Mobilize! Here’s what we learned: Pedagogy and Social Justice.
Eva Weinmayr, Mary Coble, Rose Borthwick
Exploiting Justice. Processes, Performances and Politics, Symposium at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Research, University of Gothenburg (27-28 November 2016) , Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2016
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

2015

Still Deferred, Solo Exhibition
Mary Coble
Exhibited at Konstfrämjandet i Västerbotten The Center of Arts and Education, Umeå, Sweden English, Konstnärligt arbete 2015
Konstnärligt arbete

Spaces for Resistance
Mary Coble
Vita Kuben Contemporary Art Exhibition Space, NorrlandsOpera Umeå, Sweden, Konstnärligt arbete 2015
Konstnärligt arbete

RAISE YOUR FIST!
Mary Coble
Exhibited at Konstfrämjandet i Västerbotten (The Center of Arts and Education), Umeå, Sweden, Konstnärligt arbete 2015
Konstnärligt arbete

Visar 1 - 10 av 27

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