Various Artists
‘Speaking and Listening’ (SP111)

Shelter Press Speaking and Listening

Shelter Press Speaking and Listening

Shelter Press Speaking and Listening

Shelter Press Speaking and Listening

Shelter Press Speaking and Listening

Shelter Press Speaking and Listening

Shelter Press Speaking and Listening

David Antin, Félicia Atkinson, Charles Bernstein, Julien Bismuth, François J. Bonnet, David Horvitz, Sophie Kaplan, Hanne Lippard, Yann Sérandour, Christine Sun Kim, Christian Xatrec

Speaking And Listening

240 pp.
thread-sewn softcover with flaps
otabind binding
3 colors offset (Black + 2 PMS)
Size: 170 x 227 mm
Print run: 600 copies
Language(s): English
Rennes, May 2019
ISBN: 978-2-36582-028-8
Edition Number: 1

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ABOUT   Speaking and Listening is a book conceived by the artists Yann Sérandour, Félicia Atkinson, Julien Bismuth, and the curator Sophie Kaplan, revolving around questions of narrative, listening and improvisation.

   It is the last episode in the cycle While I was also listening […], developed by La Criée contemporary art center in 2017 and 2018, which included in-house and extra muros events in the form of exhibitions, events, and residencies.

   At the art center, five group and solo exhibitions with their associated events succeeded and dialogued with one another, providing both specific and general perspectives onto different forms of narration.
   The cycle was accompanied by an extra muros program that unfolded at different times and in different locations: concomitant residencies in Bretagne and the US, a project of research/action at the Kandinsky Library of the Musée national d’art Moderne in Paris, a period of research at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, and a series of events in Los Angeles and New York (Human Resources, County Museum of Art, Hammer Museum Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Artist’s Institute and Emily Harvey Foundation, New York).

   In the continuum of these experiences, the book has been designed to be a distinct voice, generating new contents appropriate to the medium.
The book is centered around a long unpublished transcript of a talk poem by the American poet and performance artist David Antin, entitled framing and being framed. Adding to the corpus of Antin’s works, this typically autobiographical text reveals Antin’s eloquent use of quotidian events to philosophical ends. The contributions that respond to Antin’s text are themselves innovative, composed by poets, thinkers and artists from different generations and nationalities, linked by their common interest in investigating questions of orality, listening, narrative, transmission, improvisation, translation, utterance and enunciation.

   Speaking and Listening thus defines the contours of a transatlantic and intergenerational scene, for whom the work of art — in dialogue with its viewers, readers, and listeners — is an object to be redefined, retold and replayed again and again.

With texts by David Antin, Félicia Atkinson, Charles Bernstein, Julien Bismuth, François J. Bonnet, David Horvitz, Sophie Kaplan, Hanne Lippard, Yann Sérandour, Christine Sun Kim, Christian Xatrec.

Co-published by Shelter Press and La Criée centre d’art contemporain
with the generous support of CNAP, Centre National des Arts Plastiques.

Content

   David Antin   Framing and being framed
   François J. Bonnet   Not all music is music…
   David Horvitz   Some recipes
   Julien Bismuth   The onlywhere
   Yann Sérandour   ]…[
   Hanne Lippard   Frames
   Christian Xatrec   A conversation
   Félicia Atkinson   Listening to the air I can’t hold
   Christine Sun Kim   Just music
   Charles Bernstein   UP Against Storytelling, for David Antin
   Sophie Kaplan   While I was also listening
   David Antin   Sky poem