On February 17, I will co-present at the 2017 College Art Association conference with artist and PhD candidate Catherine Czacki. The presentation, titled "Light Moves, Haunted Histories", will "investigate non-dominating (dis-possessive) arrangements of artistic and critical practice––as well as ‘subjective’ and ‘objective’ approaches to thought in the realm of the small gesture. Catherine Czacki and Natalie Beall will introduce ideas about how objects resist or refuse interpretation and/or alternately reveal traces of their histories. This serves as a continuation to their conversation published in Possible Press––though with an open format for a more public dialogue. The original project consisted of image and text exchanges between the two artists on topics ranging from Walter Benjamin’s notions of the everyday, Jimmie Durham’s poetry about intrinsic material value, domestic materiality and the hauntings that emerge via the utility object rendered useless. The conversation will include images/objects relevant to Beall and Czacki’s practices."