No Longer Showing.
In Turning Towards a Radical Listening, James Allister Sprang will develop a sculptural sound-based installation over the course of a five-week residency.
The project begins with a series of conversations between Sprang and poets M. NourbeSe Philip, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Tracie Morris considering how our lives are shaped (if not, in a sense, programmed) by language.
These conversations will be recorded, with the resulting files featured in Sprang’s live performances as the artist runs them through voice-to-text software and other applications to highlight—and potentially to make new meaning from—algorithmic alterations and glitches.
Creating an immersive metaphor, Turning Towards a Radical Listening will reimagine rhetorics of difference in contemporary society, underlining how changes in listening may yet act as a catalytic force in culture. Curated by Tim Griffin, Lumi Tan, and Alison Burstein.
Conversations with Poets
No reservation required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thursday, October 17, 8pm
Friday, October 18, 8pm
Saturday, October 19, 2pm and 8pm
Wednesday, October 23, 8pm
Friday, October 25, 8pm
Saturday, October 26, 2pm and 8pm
$15 General / $10 Members
Open Studio Hours
On select days during Sprang’s residency at The Kitchen, visitors are invited to sit in on the artist’s rehearsals within the installation. Visitors are welcome to arrive and depart at any time during Open Studio Hours.
Tuesday, October 22, 2–6pm
Wednesday, October 23, 2–6pm
Thursday, October 24, 2–6pm
All events related to Turning Towards a Radical Listening take place at The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY
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Images © Paula Court, Courtesy of The Kitchen
Turning Towards a Radical Listening is made possible with support from Howard Gilman Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts; 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.
Turning Towards a Radical Listening has been developed in part during residencies at Shandaken: Projects, Storm King, New Winsor, NY; The Fountainhead, Miami; Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York; as well as during workshop showings at The Tank, New York.
Image: James Allister Sprang by E. Aaron Ross
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