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Kerry Downey & Amy Zion: Fishing with Angela

This episode of 2MF features a conversation with artist Kerry Downey following a meeting and workshop at Wendy’s Subway in Brooklyn NY, May 28th, 2016. Downey speaks with host Maria Stabio about her recent video piece Fishing with Angela, which begins as a loose narrative of a fishing trip with artist and mentor Angela Dufresne. The two also discuss mimesis and doubling as the scaffolding of Downey’s work, as well as Downey’s decision to include curator Amy Zion as a moderator of the workshop at Wendy’s Subway.

Music for this episode was done by Kerry Downey.

Kerry Downey is an interdisciplinary artist and teacher whose work explores the political and sensorial ways we come in contact with each other. Downey's videos, prints, and performances re-imagine the possibilities and limitations of gender, intimacy, and support in late capitalist America. Downey is a recent recipient of the Joan Mitchell Emerging Artist Grant and their work has recently been exhibited at LACE (Los Angeles, CA), The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (Annandale, NY), The Drawing Center (New York, NY), Taylor Macklin (Zurich), and REVERSE (Brooklyn, NY). Downey holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Hunter College.

Amy Zion is a writer, curator, and editor. From 2007-15 she was an editor at Fillip, a contemporary art magazine published out of Vancouver, Canada. Recent curatorial projects include Mother Tongue, a solo presentation by Danh Vo for the Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and A.U.T.O.E.N.U.C.L.E.A.T.I.O.N., a solo presentation by Rasmus Røhling at Sismografo, an artist-run space in Porto, Portugal. She also provided curatorial assistance on the group exhibition Slip of the Tongue at Punta della dogana, Venice.