Question and Answer by Jamie Hilder
After the Fact: Documentation from a Performance Intervention in Academia
“Question and Answer” is a live, unsanctioned performance by Vancouver-based artist Jamie Hilder. It is an intervention presented under the guise of audience participation during the question-and-answer portion of a public event and takes the form of a seemingly rambling, indeterminate question that interrogates embedded social mores in academia. Everyone is familiar with the audience member who asks a question that takes the form of a monologue and never arrives at query—here the artist engages monologue to interrogate acceptable modes of inquiry.
This iteration of “Question and Answer” was presented in collaboration with Christian L. Frock presents Invisible Venue at the College Art Association 100th Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California on February 25, 2012.