I am thrilled to participate in 'Cage Unrequited,' a 25-hour marathon performance art piece created by artist Pope.L. The performance is rooted in a reading of John Cage's Silence: Lectures and Writings (1961) and is a "labyrinth, a panopticon of language, a refuge and an endurance contest which proposes a relationship between the earlier artist’s ideas of system-making, artist-as-writer, generosity and time as event and the work of an amorphous brood of international contemporary artists of the last twenty years or so, many of them indeterminate and chocolate." This durational endeavor puts several of Cage's ideas in dialogue with the work of contemporary black artists.
The performance is presented as part of The Studio Museum in Harlem's Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. Radical Presence is curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Senior Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and presented in New York in two parts: Part I at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery (September 10–December 7, 2013) and Part II at The Studio Museum in Harlem (November 14, 2013–March 9, 2014).
The performance is also a part of 'Three Duets, Several Variations,' a special series for the Performa 13 biennial.
'Cage Unrequited' runs from 10:58 am, November 16 - 11:57 am, November 17. Pope.L will perform an interlude at 10:58 pm.
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