Current and Upcoming
Manon de Boer
Mario Garcia Torres
Works by Other Artists
From January 2008, the gallery runs a parallel program under the title ‘Oral Culture’. The objective is to produce a life performance once a month which is ‘orally based’, in the presence of an audience. These events will take place in the gallery or any alternative venue if required by the artist. Older and existing works will be combined with new, commisioned works. The performances will be announced through the gallery’s newspaper, website and e-mail newsletters.
The first event will be John Cage’s lecture on Indeterminacy. This lecture was originally given in Brussels in 1958, exactly fifty years ago, during the World Expo. It was the result of a suggestion by David Tudor to do a lecture with only stories. Each story, whatever it’s length, is told in one minute. In Cage’s words: ‘My intention in putting the stories together in an unplanned way was to suggest that all things – stories, incidental sounds from the environment, and, by extension, beings – are related, and that this complexity is more evident when it is not oversimplified by an idea of relationship in one person’s mind.’
End of February It is, It isn’t by Robert Barry will be performed by two actors. This work, part of a small group of spoken word works, has been shown very rarely after Barry created it in the early seventies, around the same time as his famous Marcuse Piece and his first slide projections with simple verbal statements. The exact date of the event will be announced through e-mail and on this website.