Perspectives on Performance with James N. Kienitz Wilkins


Thursday, November 12, 2020, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Production still from Public Hearing (2012). A black and white image of an older woman wearing a dark jacket, staring back at the viewer. A man wearing a suit stands next to her. A camera light shines on them from their right side.Theater, Dance & Media and Perspectives on Performance welcomes filmmaker and artist James N. Kienitz Wilkins, in a talk about his practice ranging from 2012-present, covering short and feature film work, performative experiments, and art exhibitions.

ABOUT JAMES N. KIENITZ WILKINSA black and white image of James Kienitz Wilkins, a man with short hair and a small smile staring back at the camera, leaning against railing with a blurred out background of buildings.

James N. Kienitz Wilkins is a filmmaker and artist based in Brooklyn. His work has screened at the New York Film Festival, Toronto, Locarno, Rotterdam, Berlinale, CPH:DOX, BAMcinemaFest, and beyond. In 2016, he was awarded the Kazuko Trust Award from the Film Society of Lincoln Center. In 2017, he was included in the Whitney Biennial, and a retrospective of his work was showcased at RIDM (Montreal). He has had solo exhibitions at Gasworks (London), Spike Island (Bristol, UK), and Kunsthalle Winterthur (Switzerland). His recent collaborative feature, The Plagiarists, premiered at the Berlinale and New Directors/New Films in 2019. He is Assistant Professor of Screen Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School.

Photo by Lanna Apisukh


Perspectives on Performance invites prominent artists and academics from different disciplines to speak about their work in and on interdisciplinary performance, with support from the Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities and Theater, Dance & Media.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to participate. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, please contact Theater, Dance & Media at tdm[at]

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