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SUPPOSIUM 2014 took over (with permission) the Founders Room at MoMA for an afternoon of 1) thought experiments and 2) a procedural performance game. Published earlier this year by Litmus Press, Joan Retallack’s book The Supposium: Thought Experiments & Poethical Play in Difficult Times is part 3 of what has been a very 21st century, collaborative take on Socrates and pals–along with his surprise female mentor Diotima–considering the nature of love in Plato’s Symposium, circa 370 BCE. Those were difficult times too. Difficulty is the constant; well-deployed gravitas and humor, daringly composed interrogative essays (in any genre), paradigm-swerving wagers and, of course, the always reliable element of chance are key variables. This event is a celebratory, but also searching, sequence of poetic and other genre performances, screened images, brief musical interludes–all as wagers.
Featuring an extraordinary convergence of Supposium participant-contributors, alphabetically: Adam Pendleton, Beverly Semmes, Charles Bernstein, erica kaufman, Evelyn Reilly, Fred Moten, James Sherry, Lauren Bakst, Omar Berrada, Simone White, and Tracy Grinnell.
October 15, 7pm
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Public 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.
Mar 22 2019
Japanese born, New York-based artist, Miho Hatori reimagines identity in her show Salon Mondialité at The Kitchen, March 22–23. Lyrical songs and improvised ambient sounds intersect in the form of an experimental TV talk show, accompanied by musicians Smokey Hormel, Patrick Higgins, and Melvin ...Read On
Mar 14 2019
Musician, composer, and producer Rafiq Bhatia defies any one genre or category. After moving to New York in 2010 post graduating from Oberlin College & Conservatory, Bhatia released a succession of highly-praised, improvisation-driven albums challenging traditional jazz, electronic, and hip-h...Read On
Feb 25 2019
Pamela Z, legendary electronic musician and performer, is one of the commissioned composers for the upcoming performance: Claire Chase: Density 2036, part vi premiering at The Kitchen March 1-2, 2019. I spoke with her to learn more about her process of coming up with a piece, her experience ...Read On