EOH – formerly known as Emily Roysdon – is a transdisciplinary artist and writer with recent projects in performance, photography, printmaking, text, video and installation. EOH will work with graduate students from the Fine Arts Department of the School of Design. In the spring of 2022, she will give a public lecture and host a seminar that includes a trip as part of the program.
“Over the past four years, I have researched an area I call queer death, addressing issues of self-determination, mutual aid, survival, diverse kinship, and accountability. In these times of pandemic, uprisings and deep conflicts, I find this work even more engaging and relevant ”, EOH told the School of Design.
EOH’s experience in the arts includes curating exhibitions, designing costumes for various choreographers and the group Le Tigre, music with The Knife, Colin Self and JD Samson & MEN, as well as writing projects , according to its website.
During the 2019-2020 academic year, EOH was a member of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University. Since 2013, she was an art professor at Konstfack University College of Arts, Craft, and Design. In 2001, EOH co-founded and edited LTTR, a magazine and a collective of artists dedicated to highlighting the work of radical and queer feminist communities.
Previous Sachs Visiting Professor was held by Ernesto Pujol, a “social choreographer” who creates installation projects and group performances that explore the repressed memories of individuals and groups.
“Through her art and her writing, she seeks to disrupt discursive regimes where and when they appear,” said Ken Lum, professor and chair of the fine arts department at the School of Design. “His work challenges the idea that lived experience can be reduced to codified systems or articulable forms.