On the Road with the American Presidents
20 October 2016, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
UCL Institute of the Americas
UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN
Marisa Futernick - In the run-up to the U.S. Presidential election, Professor Iwan Morgan and artist Marisa J. Futernick discuss the role of personal narrative, biography, and place in the American Presidency. This event coincides with the publication of Futernick's new book of short stories and photographs, 13 Presidents, which features each President from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush as a protagonist. Weaving together fact and fiction, Futernick forms a vision of America that is both invented and true.
Futernick is a London-based American artist who recently drove across the U.S. to visit all thirteen of the nation's Presidential libraries as research for 13 Presidents. A screening of photographs from the publication will accompany the talk.
13 Presidents is published in September 2016 by Slimvolume, London. www.slimvolume.org