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April 30, 2010
My Turn: Emily Roysdon 

Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Bruno Coviello of Light Asylum. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Bruno Coviello of Light Asylum. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
MPA. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
MPA. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Crowd and Light Asylum. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Crowd and Light Asylum. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
MPA. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
MPA. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
MPA. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
MPA. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
From left Bruno Coviello and Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
From left Bruno Coviello and Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
MPA. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
MPA. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
From left Bruno Coviello and Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
From left Bruno Coviello and Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
MPA. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
MPA. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
MPA. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
MPA. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke

An artist and a writer, Emily Roysdon uses language and text to explore questions of civic engagement, public speech, politics, and history. Her work spans mediums—from performance and video to photography and printed matter—as she bridges visual art and writing. For this program, Roysdon brings together performing artist MPA and the post-punk duo Light Asylum for a mix of movement and sound.

My Turn invites artists to create programs for the Whitney’s public that are an extension of and informed by their own artistic processes and methods. Taking their contributions to 2010 as a point of departure, six Biennial artists explore key aspects of their practice to create distinctive evenings of performance, discussion, demonstration, and engagement.