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May 17
TOUR
IAM on Tour! 17 Irving Place New York, NY 10003
May 26
Concert
Wax Tailor at Red Rocks Amphitheatre 18300 West Alameda Parkway Morrison, CO 80465
May 27
Film
May Days (Grands soirs et petits matins) Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028

While I Was Also Listening to NY & LA

While I was also listening to NY & LA is a dynamic and performative extension of a series of exhibitions and events Alors que j'écoutais moi aussi […] developed at La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, France, throughout 2017.

American and French artists, curators, researchers, poets and writers will discuss, debate and perform together with the aim to explore their interest for narrativity, orality and improvisation via poetry, performance and the visual arts. What is a narrative in art? How is narrative used as a medium and form in the arts? How does narrative in turn generate different forms of interdisciplinarity and intermediality? To develop this program, Sophie Kaplan, director and curator of La Criée, has worked in close collaboration with three artists: Felicia Atkinson, Julien Bismuth and Yann Sérandour. All three of these artists have practices that are strongly tied to language, writing, and narrative. The American poet and performer David Antin is the figurehead of this ambitious and polyphonic program.

In March the series crosses the ocean and develops in New York and in Los Angeles. David Antin, has history with both cities. It seemed meaningful to pay a tribute “à rebours”, starting in Los Angeles and ending in his hometown. This new chapter overseas will see American and French artists, curators, researchers, poets and writers discussing, debating and performing together with the aim to explore a common ground:  their interest for narrativity, orality and improvisation via poetry, performance and the visual arts.

  • Program in Los Angeles :

On March, 22th, the first event takes place at Human Resource L.A., featuring Krysten Cunningham, LeRoy Stevens, David Horvitz, Jennie Liu and her performers, Félicia Atkinson + Julien Bismuth, Yann Sérandour and Lucky Dragons.

  • Program in New York

On March 27th, the second event takes place at Artists Space, N.Y., featuring Julien Bismuth, Charles Bernstein, Jay Sanders, Tan Lin, Rachel Valinsky, Ellen Zweig and

Robert Morris.

On March 30th, the third event takes place at the Emily Harvey Foundation, featuring Morgan Bassichis, Sara Magenheimer, Constance De Jong, Wayne Koestenbaum, Félicia Atkinson and Yann Serandour and is followed on March 31th by a workshop led by Svetlana Kitto, Julien Bismuth and Lucy Ives.


Supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States

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