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Emergency INDEX Volume 6

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Upcoming Event

Free

Emergency INDEX (published by Ugly Duckling Presse) began in 2012 as an annual print publication to document performances of every kind, from any genre, and for any purpose, providing a "state of the field" view of performance as represented by actual works made in the preceding year. Over the last five years, the project has assembled an illuminating index of the language and concerns of more than 500 performance makers from more than 30 countries. Martha Wilson has praised INDEX as "a bible of performance art activity" and Robert Ashley called it "a profoundly important publication" because it gives "the sense of a magical secret shared among many artists."

For this launch event, Ugly Duckling Presse and curator Anya Liftig have invited short provocations by Emergency INDEX contributors around the question of "performance futures," considering both how performance materializes alternative futures and also how performance makers in New York sustain a possible future for their work. With future-oriented provocations by Esther Neff, Mariana Valencia, Geraldo Mercado, Beatriz Albequerque, Dominique Duroseau, Lital Dotan, and Yelena Gluzman. We'll also raise a glass to all the artists and offer freshly printed copies of INDEX Vol. 6, as well as back issues, at a wildly discounted price.

Edited by Yelena Gluzman, Katie Gaydos, Sophia Cleary, and Emma Clayton, Vol. 6 includes 279 performance documents from around the globe and features a preface by Claudia La Rocco.

November 29, 8pm
FREE

Literature programs at The Kitchen are always free thanks to the support of our members. To learn more about the benefits of becoming a member, please click here.

Literature programs are made possible with support from Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photo: Esto No está pagado by Georgina Marcelino, photo credit: Rocio V. (R.V.).

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