Performance 2016-11-11 at Pollock Gallery, S.M.U., recorded and broadcast by RadioEE.net; texts listed below.
With the crowds of voices on our laptops and phones and on the airwaves, it is increasingly difficult to hear, to listen, to discern, to think. In this performance the artists read texts relating to migration, urbanism, futurism, climate change, and the sun, sometimes reading simultaneously and sometimes not, creating an audio brise soleil.
With excerpts from:
1. Amos Oz (Israeli), "Magnificat" from The Same Sea.
2. Ryszard Kapuscinski (Polish), "The Trans- Siberian '58" from Imperium.
3. Richard Rodriguez (American, b El Paso), "I Will Send for You" from Writing on the Edge.
1. Notes on video of lecture by Saskia Sassen: “The Politics of Equity: Who Owns the City?” at the London School of Economics and Political Science 2015-11-25.
2. Brandi Grissom, “In Marfa, Artists Cheer Stall in Solar Project,” Texas Tribune, 2010-09-9.
3. U.S. Supreme Court opinions regarding the fundamental right of interstate travel.
4. The Old Farmer’s Almanac, retrieved 2016-11-01 from almanac.com.
5. Hito Steyerl, “Duty-Free Art,” e-flux #63, 2015.
6. Wikipedia entry on “Solaria,” a fictional planet in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, retrieved 2016-11-08.
7. Stephen Wright, Toward a Lexicon of Usership, Van Abbemuseum 2013.
8. Kenneth Goldsmith, “Displacement is the New Translation,” Rhizome, 2014-06-09.
9. Francis Bacon, Advancement of Learning, Book ii, 1605.