While I was also listening to...


March 30-31, 2018

Emily Harvey Foundation
537 Broadway
New York, NY 10012


While I was also listening to NY & LA is a dynamic and performative extension of the yearlong series of exhibitions and events Alors que j'écoutais moi aussi [...] developed at La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, France, throughout 2017 and focused on narrative. It has been imagined and set up by Sophie Kaplan, director of the art centre, with the close collaboration of three associated artists: Félicia Atkinson, Yann Sérandour and Julien Bismuth.

While I was also listening to...NY presents performances by Morgan Bassichis, Constance DeJong, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Sara Magenheimer that tackle the genre of the “talk”and the medium of “talking” as occasions for investigations in narrativity and storytelling, the relationship between sound and language, and improvisatory modalities of speech. The evening features a musical and poetic outro by Félicia Atkinson and a silent performance by Yann Sérandour.

The performance program is followed by an afternoon of three workshops, led by Julien Bismuth, Lucy Ives, and Svetlana Kitto.