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Conversation: Structures for Discord

Part of Discourse and Discord: Architecture of Agonism from the Kitchen Table to the City Street

If you’re wondering, “what is agonism?,” join designer and Open Field Artist-in-Residence Carl DiSalvo, artist/educator Marisa Jahn, media theorist Warren Sack, and architect Mark Shepard for a lively and interactive presentation to unpack and debate the term.

Part conversation, part performance, this won’t be your typical panel. The session will include choreographed lighting and movement on stage (based on choreography of Balanchine’s Agon ballet), an interrogatory analog tweet choir who will transform your 140 character comment into a song lyric, and a game of Bingo to track the number of times speakers use words like ‘dissensus.’

This lecture will be webcast live and archived on the Walker Channel (channel.walkerart.org).

The D+D Tweet Choir

  • Friday, April 13, 10 am–12 noon
    McGuire Theater

During the Structures for Discord conversation, the D+D Tweet Choir—Jacquie Fuller, Molly Balcom Raleigh, and their team of volunteer singers—will translate selected tweets from the audience into song lyrics, forming a critical and comic response to the speakers’ dialogue.


Copresented with Northern Lights.mn. Mack Lectures are made possible by generous support from Aaron and Carol Mack. Additional support is provided by the Jerome Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and US CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative.