The Wisconsin Book Festival Presents EVER YOUR FRIEND

A reading and book signing with Anna Campbell in conjunction with the closing celebration of The Wet Archive: History, Desire, and Photography’s Liquid Intelligence

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5 PM
Curatorial Lab Space, Elvehjem Building, UW-Madison


Help us celebrate the Wet Archive exhibition and artist Anna Campbell’s book Ever Your Friend (Issue Press, 2014). Ever Your Friend presents a collection of images abstracted from the photo collection of the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn, NY. Compiled during a month in residence at the Archive, artist Anna Campbell has modified the images, isolating only hands, bare arms, and any objects they may hold. Campbell’s selective editing prompts the viewer to fill in the gaps not only of the physical image itself but also in the narratives of everyday lesbian life they depict.

Books and broadsides available for purchase onsite.

This event is presented by The Wisconsin Book Festival and sponsored by The Department of Art History, The Department of Design Studies,The Department of Art & The Wet Archive Curatorial Team




HEATHER CASSILS   The Theory-in-Practice Lab at the Center for Visual Cultures, in conjunction with The Wet Archive, is excited to host Heather Cassils, visiting artist for Spring 2015 Theory-in-Practice Lab. Join us for a series of events including a performance, a workshop and an artists talk. Heather Cassils is an artist who uses the physical body as sculptural mass with which to rupture societal norms. Cassils performs trans not as something about a crossing from one sex to another, but rather as a continual becoming, a process-oriented way of being that works in a space of indeterminacy, spasm, and slipperiness.

Becoming an Image
Tuesday, February 17, 7:00PM
Fredric March Play Circle Theatre, Memorial Union
Free tickets available in advance at the Memorial Union Theatre Box Office

Ghost: A Workshop with Cassils
Wednesday, February 18, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Application required: Apply here.
Applications due by February 4, 2015.

Artist’s Talk
Wednesday, February 18, 7:00PM
Elvehjem Building, L150
Free and open to the public



Thursday, January 29th, 2015, 5:30- 8:00PM
Oscar F. and Louise Greiner Mayer Gallery, Chazen Museum of Art
2nd Floor of the Elvehjem Building

Get wet at the show’s opening. Bring your own fabulous props and original style to our Polaroid photo corner and Instagram selfie-station. Kick things off with an informal idea jam from 5:30 to 6:00 pm with Ann M. Fox, Professor of English at Davidson College, and Katherine Ott, Curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Stay for drinks and beats from DJ Chinola.