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Cécile B. Evans


  • Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Mary Harris Auditorium on RMCAD’s Campus

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The current ubiquity of technology in our daily lives increasingly reveals that virtual is real. Starting from the relationship between humans and new technologies, Cécile B. Evans’ work reflects on the value of emotions in contemporary society by exploring forms of human subjectivity and the systems that carry them, as well as the limits of both. Lecture: Feeling For You is an ongoing, frequently updated lecture that reverse engineers the artist’s practice through a series of personal anecdotes, research, images, audience reactions, and video clips. Meandering through the last few years of Evans’ work, the talk follows a similar ‘hyperlinked’ logic used in recent projects like Hyperlinks or It Didn’t Happen or AGNES. Touching on the rise of digital technology, the disorienting feedback loops it creates within society, and the historical relationship between humans and machines, Evans questions the last few years of her own work, including projects such as Sprung A Leak, What the Heart Wants, and Amos’ World.


Evans explores the influence of new technologies on human feelings and behavior through sculpture, video and video installations, internet platforms, and performances. Starting with the relationship between human beings and machines, the artist focuses on the value of emotions in contemporary society, exploring today’s forms of human subjectivity, the representation of social roles, and the idea itself of the body and mortality.

Selected exhibitions of her work include Castello di Rivoli Turin, Tate Liverpool, and the Berlin Biennale. Evans is a Belgian-American and lives and works in London.

Learn more about Evans at cecilebevans.com.

Who is Cécile B. Evans?

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Mary Harris Auditorium

Get a special and exclusive opportunity to view Cécile B. Evans’ film What the Heart Wants before her visit to campus! We’ll hang out, present the exclusive screening, view other works by the artist, eat some snacks, and get excited for her upcoming lecture and studio visits. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome.

Next Day Q+A Lunch with Cécile B. Evans

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

RMCAD faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the VASD Program and artist Cécile B. Evans for a casual Q+A session over lunch. This intimate gathering provides an opportunity to further discuss the ideas presented in the previous night’s lecture and a place to further engage with our special guest. Light lunch will be provided.

Studio Visits with Cécile B. Evans

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Various Locations

Cécile B. Evans will conduct one-on-one, 30-minute studio visits with RMCAD students. All RMCAD students from all academic departments are welcome to participate. You do not need to have a studio in Spivak to participate.

To reserve a spot for this special opportunity RMCAD students are required to fill out this form by Thursday, December 21, 2018. The VASD Program Committee will review submissions and selected students will be notified.

You will receive a confirmation email after you have submitted your request. Please contact Tobias Fike at tfike@rmcad.edu with any questions.

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Tuesdays with Toby – Cécile B. Evans

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Texas Student Lounge
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Take a moment to chat with Toby about the visit and work of VASD Program guest Cécile B. Evans. Still have questions about the artist’s lecture? Want to discuss the artist’s work over tacos? Join us for Tuesdays with Toby!