Bethany Ides is an artist, writer and organizer whose practice combines tactics of theater, pedagogy, poetics, political thinking and community planning. She is the co-founder of DOORS UNLIMITED, a research creation cooperative focused on convocational technologies and ante-institutional resourcefulness. She enjoys studying the conditions that precipitate communicative occasions and what factors determine their ir/reversibility. Her critical-theoretical work has recently been published in C Magazine, Temporary Art Review and Candidate Journal of Psychoanalytic Currents. She has developed projects in residence at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Habitable Spaces in rural Texas, SenseLab in Montréal and the Prattsville Art Center in the Catskills. Her durational opera-installations have been mounted at galleries and performance venues, including the Knockdown Center, Mandragoras Art Space, Fragmental Museum, Half/Dozen Gallery and Worksound. She has coordinated interdisciplinary programs and festivals across the U.S., authored several chapbooks, and is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Foundation for Contemporary Art, the Art Services Initiative of NY, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council of Portland, OR. Ides holds an MFA from Bard College, and is an Associate Professor in Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute.