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25 September 12:15 pm WED

Performance: Angela Lorenz
"Bookworks" Exhibition Artist

"Chewing Tzu—The Rumination Book" (1993) by Angela Lorenz is an edible performance piece consisting of ancient Taoist philosophy by Chuang Tzu, Lao Tzu, and others printed on four kinds of gum. The public is invited to read the text aloud and ruminate over the conceptual pairings of phrase and flavor.

Angela Lorenz has been Faculty Artist in Residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice as well as Visiting Critic in graduate programs at Stanford and University of the Arts. Her work is research-driven, covering topics from material culture to literature and history. Each project is layered with mnemonic elements conceptually relating to the subject at hand, and laced with humor whenever possible.

Lorenz is an exhibition artist in "Bookworks", a wide-ranging exploration of the practice of artist-made books, drawing on the contemporary artists’ books and special collections at Tufts University. On view 22 August–15 December in the Tisch Family Gallery + Koppelman Gallery at the Aidekman Arts Center/Medford.