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Subject: Tomorrow: Performances @ GAS

Gigantic ArtSpace
59 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013
T. 212 226-6762 | F. 212 226-6505 
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm

The Book as Object and Performance: An Evening of Performances
Thursday, December 16, 6-8 pm
Curated by Sara Reisman

Please join us for an evening of performances by AUX (Reynard Loki and Christopher Shores), Joseph A. Fish, Jesal Kapadia, Pia Lindman, and Maciej Toporowicz, in conjunction with our current exhibition The Book as Object and Performance.

Beginning at 6:00 pm, Pia Lindman will perform in the front window of the gallery, visible to viewers and passersby on Franklin Street. As part of her project entitled Lakonikon and Black Square (2004) Lindman will re-enact gestures of mourning that she has drawn from the front pages of The New York Times between 2002 and 2003.

Beginning at 6:30 pm, a sound program curated by artist Reynard Loki will take place inside the gallery. The program features live performances by the sound artists in the show, AUX (a duo formed by Reynard Loki and Christopher Shores), Joseph A. Fish and Maciej Toporowicz. AUX and Fish will collaborate on a digitally-manipulated reading of Tolstoy's "War and Peace." Toporowicz will perform a reading of the Ten Commandments.

Around 7:15 pm, Jesal Kapadia will activate "How to wear a saree in 5 easy steps" (2004), a memorial to the 21 women who died in the “saree stampede” in the northern Indian city of Lucknow.

On view until January 22, 2005, The Book as Object and Performance is an exhibition of artworks that take the format of the book as a point of departure to consider the dynamics between text, image, and transformation in the interpretation of the written word. The Book as Object and Performance considers the broad implications of technology on the book and print media, and ultimately how history and culture are articulated through both mass and unique media. The exhibition includes an exhibition of works by 22 artists, two evenings of selected book projects “read” and performed by the artists, a sound component organized by Reynard Loki, and a catalogue with an essay by art historian Eva Diaz.

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