State of Touching

Bells Howard
Wednesday, March 3, 5pm PST

State of Touching is a performance lecture by Bells Howard wherein sculptural pieces, objects, and drawings of The David Ireland House will be juxtaposed with a reading from their essay State of Touching Part 2: Shudder. This lecture will include various experimental visual and auditory elements. Following the lecture, Howard will be exploring the concepts featured in Gaston Bachelard Poetics Of Space in relation to various objects within The David Ireland House and the effect they have on the viewer’s body.

This spring, The David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street expands on the Bay Area Conceptual Art movement with Opening The Cabinet, a cross-disciplinary lecture series self-organized by our Artist Guides.

Bells Howard (They/Them) is from Portland, OR and currently resides in Oakland, CA. They are currently pursuing a BFA in painting from the California College of the Arts and have taken classes at the San Francisco Art Institute. Howard is an Artist Guide at The David Ireland House.

Image credit: Bells Howard, Untitled (2021). Graphite on paper.