Inspired by experimental performances of the 1960s, Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden's TELETHON is a participatory performance staged in front of a live audience. The sounds of phone calls to random numbers—dial tones, ringing, voicemail, asking about feminism, surprised responses, clicks—are projected toward the audience to create a cacophonous illustration of contemporary feminism and connection.
Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden’s spring residency investigates the semiotics of feminism, exploring both language and intent, and questions how the lens of feminism might support inclusion efforts and political resistance today.
The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement program is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Public Engagement is organized by January Parkos Arnall, curatorial associate, Public Engagement.