A room with four people: A conversation with Lili Huston-Herterich and Parker Kay


In conjunction with the exhibition In an Archipelago, Pumice Raft hosted an online Zoom talk with Rotterdam-based artist Lili Huston-Herterich to discuss her billboard project “A room with four people” (2021). A group reading of a corresponding manuscript that explores the four characters introduced on the billboards was also performed and recorded separately. Moderated by Parker Kay.

Lili Huston-Herterich is an American-Canadian artist. She works with sculpture, photography, sound, video, and (recently) performance. Her practice is radically dependent, and informed by feminist research methods: she aims to trace the ideas, people, materials, methods, history, and lineages her work emerges from. Her work has been exhibited recently at Index Foundation (Stockholm, 2020), Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam, 2019), and Zalucky Contemporary (Toronto, 2019), and will be exhibited this year at Apparatus Projects (Chicago, two-person exhibition), Peach (Rotterdam, solo exhibition), and Badischer Kunstverein (Karlsruhe, group exhibition). She has a MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, where she currently lives.

Parker Kay is an artist and writer living in Toronto. He is also sometimes known as Pumice Raft.