MURRMUR: SIT(UATION) Workshop with Riley Hooker
Join us in a discussion for the prototyping of SIT(UATION)—a mutable seating environment commissioned as a part of M.U.R.R.M.U.R. Riley Hooker, artist and designer and Nick Meehan, architect join in a roundtable to discuss the project, highlighting the project’s intersecting reference points—such as the Tangle fidget toy, Slime Molds, furniture, and architecture.
M.U.R.R.M.U.R stands for misread, unread, read, re-read, misread, unread, re-read. It is a research framework that aims to decentralize education through environments designed for collectivity and publishing. In this framework, reading is a non-linear act. M.U.R.R.M.U.R. is developed in conversation with participating artists and educators, committed to expanding how we think about exhibitions, what it means to read, publish, and distribute art, books, and ideas.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Riley Hooker is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York. His work with artist collective House of LaDosha was featured in Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon at the New Museum in New York in 2018. The artist’s first solo show SPECIATION was at Knulp in Sydney in 2019 and was in a group exhibition Love Mussel curated by Water McBeer in 2020. In 2015, Hooker founded Façadomy, an intersectional publishing project focused on paradox and desire. Hooker’s work puts a distorted lens on reality by positioning elements of design, architecture, and popular culture in various states of transition, bringing forward the unstable subject and mutable nature of reality.