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While I was also listening to NYLA

While I was also listening to NYLA

19 March 2018 > 31 March 2018

While I was also listening to NY&LA is a dynamic and performative extension of a series of exhibitions and events Alors que j’écoutais moi aussi […] developed at La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, France, throughout 2017.

The different components of this project are linked by a common thematic and conceptual concern, that of narrative. What is a narrative in art (i.e. as exemplified by the two extremes of a personal story and a general art history)? How is narrative used as a medium and form in the arts? How does narrative in turn generate different forms of interdisciplinarity and intermediality?

To develop this program, Sophie Kaplan, director and curator of La Criée, has worked in close collaboration with three artists: Felicia Atkinson, Julien Bismuth and Yann Sérandour. All three of these artists have practices that are strongly tied to language, writing, and narrative. The American poet and performer David Antin is the figurehead of this ambitious and polyphonic program.

In March the series crosses the ocean and develops in New York and in Los Angeles. David Antin, has history with both cities. It seemed meaningful to pay a tribute "à rebours", starting in Los Angeles and ending in his hometown, two cities that have been (and still are) a reference for artists and writers whose practice blurred the boundaries of poetry, performance, fiction and art.

This new chapter overseas will see American and French artists, curators, researchers, poets and writers discussing, debating and performing together with the aim to explore a common ground: their interest for narrativity, orality and improvisation via poetry, performance and the visual arts.

While I was also listening to LA, full program

Thursday March 22nd, 2018
@ Human Resources LA
8.00 pm
Performative Evening
While I was also listening to NYLA
with: Jennie Liu, David Horvitz, Lucky Dragons, Felicia Atkinson, LeRoy Stevens, Julien Bismuth, Krysten Cunningham, and Yann Sérandour

March 19th to 23rd, 2018 Editorial Residency
@ Getty Research Institute – Antin Archives
With: Felicia Atkinson, Julien Bismuth, Bartolomé Sanson, Yann Sérandour, and Sophie Kaplan (not open to the public)

Friday March 23rd, 2018
@ CalArts, House of Glass
From 3:00 to 8:00 pm
Felicia Atkinson, Julien Bismuth, and Yann Sérandour <> or Talking (with or with words), 30 mins
Second part of the performance presented at Human Resources.
An invitation in the frame of "Reframing The House of Dust": Activations presented and sponsored by CalArts and Art by Translation in collaboration with the MAK Center for Art and Architecture and France Los Angeles Exchange (FLAX).

While I was also listening to NY, full program
Tuesday, March 27th 2018
@ Artists Space
7.30 pm
Talking about David Antin
With: Eleanor Antin, Charles Bernstein, Julien Bismuth, Jay Sanders, and Ellen Zweig

Friday, March 30th 2018
@ The Emily Harvey Foundation
Doors at 6.00 pm / performances at 6.30 pm
Performative Evening
While I was alsolistening to NYLA
With: Morgan Bassichis, Constance DeJong, Wayne Koestenbaum, Sara Magenheimer, Felicia Atkinson, and Yann Sérandour

Saturday, March 31st 2018
@ The Emily Harvey Foundation
From 12.00 to 7.00 pm
Workshops with: Julien Bismuth, Lucy Ives, and Svetlana Kitto
Organized incollaboration with Wendy’s Subway

Saturday March 31st, 2018
@ Issue Project Room
8:00 pm
Concert Felicia Atkinson: The Candle (La Bougie) / Afrikan Sciences & Sassacyprigo

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