RACHEL YEZBICK

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SICK SPEECH 
Lecture performance at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity
2019

In Sick Speech, I take up the posthumous position of Nasim Aghdam, former social media star later known as the YouTube shooter. Oscillating between news media reporting, my own text, found imagery and staged photos, I reframe her story within the context of immigration trauma and misogyny, applying a feminist perspective to societal reactions towards her and her actions.


Photos courtesy of the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity
Photography by Jessica Wittman
Upcoming:  
Performing Sick Speech at my________space (2601 Pasadena Ave.), Los Angeles, on March 8th at 8pm. Come and say hello!


Recent
Sick Speech and It’s Kind of a Scary Feeling at the Arts, Culture and Digital Transformation Summit at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Hook & Loop in collaboration with Cedric Tai at Mast on Fig, Los Angeles

And Laid Him On The Green, is a live performance created in collaboration with James Rushford for Gertrude Contemporary’s exhibition Octopus 19: Ventriloquy, curated by Joel Stern and presented by Liquid Architecture. 

Solo exhibition, It’s Tricky, at SEVENTH, Melbourne

Screening of Epicurus’ Conundrum at Projections, Melbourne
Contact rachel.yezbick[@]gmail.com

Photography by: Cedric Tai, Hagen Betzwieser, Keelan O’Hehir, Jessica Wittman and Zach Korol-Gold