Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Candice Breitz, Call + Response

In conjunction with an exhibition of her work curated by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Obrist, and Gunnar B. Kvaran, Candice Breitz is hosting a three-day symposium at the Musée d'Art Moderne Grand Duc Jean in Luxembourg from the 25th of April to the 28th. Titled Call + Response (named after the musical term where players phrasing responds to one another), the event kicks off on the eve of the 25th with a performance by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, best known for restaging performances by David Bowie, The Cramps, Vito Acconci and Bruce Nauman. This is followed by three days of presentations by artists whose work involves appropriation, including Cory Arcangel, Martin Arnold, Pierre Bismuth, Claude Closky, Diedrich Diederichsen, Surasi Kusolwong, Matthieu Laurette, Lawrence Lessig, Gabriel Lester, Bjørn Melhus, Jonathan Monk, Kaz Oshiro, Guillaume Paris, Paul Pfeiffer and James Webb. The event closes with a performance by Berlin-based songwriter Momus.

Breitz has arranged an excellent line-up of speakers, many of whom we have worked with at Mercer. Jonathan Monk and Claude Closky participated in the 2006 exhibition Infinity Etc and Bismuth and Arcangel will appear on a forthcoming Mercer Union audio CD. Breitz presented Soliloquy (Clint) at Mercer Union, in the fall of '06.

Attendance of all Call+Response events, talks and presentations is free, though seating is limited. If you are able to attend, contact to reserve seating. Mudam will also help to arrange affordable youth hostel accommodation for any students wishing to attend.

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