Richard Foreman -a portrait of the artist produced by Howard Silver for Bloomberg MUSE during his production of Wake Up Mr. Sleepy! Your Unconscious Mind Is Dead! The video explores his thoughts on creating theater and specifically the ideas and associations that went into the making of Wake Up Mr. Sleepy! Your Unconscious Mind Is Dead!
A project for O, Miami Poetry Festival 2015
Created by Martine Syms
Made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
“Nite Life” is inspired by Sam Cooke’s Live at the Harlem Square Club, a live-album recorded in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood in 1963 but not widely released until 1985. Cutting and pasting the “between song” dialogue of Cooke and his audience, artist Martine Syms created an original poetic text that was installed on wind screens in Miami’s Design District in April/May 2015 as part of the annual O, Miami Poetry Festival (omiami.org).
Directed by P. Scott Cunningham
Videography by Jorge Gonzalez Graupera & Gesi Schilling
Edited by P. Scott Cunningham & Gesi Schilling
Titles by Topos Graphics
Additional thanks to Miami’s Design District, ICA Miami, and The Betsy-South Beach Hotel.
O, Miami is made possible through the collaborative support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as well as Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami Beach, the State of Florida, The Betsy-South Beach, and the Schmidt Family Foundation.
PLEASE PLAY THIS VIDEO USING THE FULL SCREEN MODE.
This was my key note speech for Open Engagement 2012. It was delivered live with this animation playing in the background. This version shows the animation dubbed my reading of the text. It lacks, however, the performative aspect of my body behind a lectern, with a laptop, the projection behind me, and the illusion that it is all happening live.
It was performed one more time, a year later, at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics; and a few more times since.
Artist Mathias Poledna discusses his Renaissance Society exhibition (December 7, 2014 to February 8, 2015) in conversation with Bennett Simpson, Senior Curator at MOCA Los Angeles. Solveig Øvstebø, the Renaissance Society’s Executive Director and Chief Curator, introduces the event.