Inhibited Bites: Performance by Artist Neil Goldberg

Inhibited Bites: Performance by Artist Neil Goldberg

Saturday , March 17 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Albany Bulb. Free. Register on Eventbrite so we can send you an email about the exact location at the Bulb, which is still being chosen.

Inhibited Bites is an improvisatory, revelatory, darkly-comedic performance work by Goldberg built from a collection of more than a thousand index cards containing notes he has jotted down over many years. Topics range from language idiosyncrasies to social dynamics to cultural conventions.

Inhibited Bites is daringly improvisational, as Goldberg draws different cards every time and crafts a narrative linking the notes. Putting his private observations on display, Goldberg invites those who attend the performance to consider their own thoughts in relation to those under discussion. The effect is a work that turns introspection and interiority into tools of connection and communication.

The piece is modular and adaptable in its form, context, and duration; at the Albany Bulb the artist will take a two hour excursion through the cards in which visitors invited to drop in and participate in the conversation if they like. More about Inhibited Bites.

About the Artist - 

Neil Goldberg makes video, photo, mixed media, and performance work about embodiment, sensing, mortality, and the everyday. His work has been exhibited at venues including The Museum of Modern Art (permanent collection), The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of the City of New York, The Kitchen, The Hammer Museum, The Pacific Film Archive, NGBK Kunsthalle Berlin, and El Centro de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, among others.

His work has been produced with fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Experimental Television Center, Harpo Foundation, CEC ArtsLink, Stillpoint Fund, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. In Summer 2018 I will be in residency at the Siena Art Institute in Siena, Italy.

He teaches at the Yale School of Art and Parsons, and I am currently a mentor with Queer  | Art  | Mentorship. Previously he has served as resident faculty at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and as a visiting artist at Cooper Union, The School of Visual Arts, New York University, the Rhode Island School of Design, the MIT Media Lab, and the UCLA Urban Humanities Institute, among others.

About Albany Bulb - 

The Albany Bulb is a magical almost-island about the size of Alcatraz connected to the East Bay mainland by a long, narrow neck of rubble. The Bulb was a construction debris landfill from 1963 to 1983, and after it closed, dogwalkers, birdwatchers, and artists took over this pile of concrete and rebar, which was never fully ca­pped or manicured.

Over the years, artists have used the Bulb as a platform to continue the tradition of the driftwood art that once filled the Emeryville mudflats, building large sculptures both from flotsam and from materials pulled out of the landfill. Artists riff off each other's work over time and space, and visitors return to see what is new with their favorite pieces or what has popped up in a new location.

About Love the Bulb - 

Love the Bulb is an organization that celebrates and protects the art and nature of the Albany Bulb. We present art, performance, environmental education and stewardship events at the Albany Bulb that celebrate its unique place in the Bay Area art and natural ecosystems. Join our email mailing list at and follow us on Facebook.