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Hennessy Youngman

Videos of Hennessy Youngman have been floating around the internet for months. I can’t believe I haven’t posted something about him until now. A few of my Facebook friends (all artists) have posted his videos. His ability to mesh humor and art theory is not only entertaining but makes art accessible. His approach gives performance and video art quite a unique face. He also makes exploring and navigating through art theory rather fun.

Would you like to learn more about artist, Jayson Musson (aka Hennessy Youngman)? You can read his interview with Art in America here.

By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, race and technology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Ars Technica, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the program manager for the Processing Foundation.

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