Thursday, March 3, 2011

Introducing: Explanation as Composition

Part 3 of Not Content officially opens today! Explanation as Composition explores the role of narrative in a gallery setting. Under the auspices of UNFO (Unauthorized Narrative Freedom Organization), writers Amanda Ackerman, Harold Abramowitz, Kate Durbin, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum and Teresa Carmody have created/curated six audio tours of the LACE exhibition space. Most of the material for these tours was written during a collaborative social writing event at LACE on 30 January 2011. The writer collaborators include: Aimee Bender, Allison Carter, Mark Z. Danielewski, Carribean Fragoza, Veronica Gonzalez, Janice Lee, Harryette Mullen, Janet Sarbanes, Anna Joy Springer, and Stephen Van Dyck.

Visitors to LACE will thus be able to choose their narrative experience. Their audio tour options include:
  • Story
  • Geography
  • Ekphrasis
  • Provenance
  • Nature
  • Confession
Here's a sneak-peek-listen to the Introduction for all six audio tours.

Come out tonight for the opening at LACE, and also see On The Line , curated by Cody Trepte, and Grand Pale Maw, a new mural project by Sean Sullivan.

The Explanation as Composition audio tours will be at LACE through 17 April 2011. The project will also continue here, on the Les Figues blog, where we'll be posting the complete audio tours, source texts and other, curated, responses to select narratives.

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