‘LIVE’ brings together three scripts and one score written by Janice Kerbel over the last ten years. While each is a text for a performative work, this collection treats notation as form, and highlights how language lies at the heart of Kerbel’s practice.
Performative works assembled in this book are ‘Nick Silver Can’t Sleep’, a radio play for insomniacs in the voices of six nocturnal plants; ‘Kill the Workers!’, a play for stage lights inspired by dramatic narrative and executed solely with theatrical lighting; ‘Doug’, a live vocal performance of nine songs for six voices; and ‘Ballgame’, a recorded radio announcement of a baseball game conceived by mathematical averages.
Co-published by Art Museum, University of Toronto, Canada; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany; The Polygon Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; and Occasional Papers.
170 × 240 mm, 120 pp.
Soft cover, black and white
Purchase a copy at occasionalpapers.org
Video created by Jelle Koper