Cynthia Carr, a New York City-based writer and cultural critic, will deliver a lecture at the Watermill Center today at 6:30 p.m. Titled “My Golden Age in Hell: Covering the ’80s East Village,” the talk will examine the performance art scene at artist-run clubs such as 8BC, WOW, and the Pyramid.
Ms. Carr will also discuss two pieces of “ordeal art” from the ’80s, Linda Montano and Tehching Hsieh’s year spent tied together by an eight-foot rope, and Marina Abramovic and Ulay’s walk across the Great Wall of China.
The author of three books, Ms. Carr chronicled the work of contemporary artists for The Village Voice during the 1980s and 1990s and has written for Artforum, The New York Times, Modern Painters, and other publications. Her talk is free, but reservations are required and may be made at watermillcenter. org.
The center is now accepting applications for its 2015 residency program, which invites artists of all disciplines to create collaborative works that investigate, challenge, and extend the parameters of performance practice. The deadline for applications, which may be submitted to watermillcenter.slideroom.com, is June 11 at 5 p.m.