July 21-August 11. UNNATURAL ACTS.
Taking its name from the historic collaborative writing marathons led by Bernadette Mayer and others in NYC during 1972-73, Unnatural Acts will explore the themes of hunger, war, and desire through public acts of collaboration. Beginning with two days of installation and performance by Amina Cain and Jennifer Karmin, a group of ten writers/artists will gather on the third day to write together over the course of eight hours. In a daily ritual inaugurated on the fourth day, the outline of a new person’s body will be traced onto the bodies of text until the exhibit closes on August 11th.
Visitors: Do you have a body? What does it get filled with? Who does it belong to?
All Events Open to the Public:
July 21: Installation (12-5) and Hunger Texts Read in the Dark performance (5-5:30pm) by Amina Cain
July 22: Installation (12-5) and 4000 Words 4000 Dead street performance (5-6pm) by Jennifer Karmin
July 23: Unnatural Acts, 8 hours of collaborative writing (12-8pm). Collaborators include: Harold Abramowitz, Tisa Bryant, Amina Cain, Teresa Carmody, Saehee Cho, K. Lorraine Graham, Jennifer Karmin, Laida Lertxundi, India Radfar, and Mark Wallace.
July 24: Artists’ Talk (2-3pm). Collaborative Reading (4-6pm). Readers include: Harold Abramowitz, Tisa Bryant, Amina Cain, Teresa Carmody, K. Lorraine Graham, Jennifer Karmin, Laida Lertxundi, India Radfar, and Mark Wallace.