While we were hopeful to gather and experience the performing arts together once again, our priority remains safety and well-being. Therefore, we’ve had to postpone this program to a future date when we can safely resume live programming.
“[MK Guth] is a gifted visualist and brilliant weaver of fantasy." —The Oregonian
Choreography for Reading Aloud (Knowing an Author) amplifies the published works, notebooks, contemporaries and influences of writer and theorist Susan Sontag. Throughout the Powell Library approximately 55 performers read aloud from Sontag’s works and the works of writers and thinkers who informed her ideas. These overlapping readings swell into a cacophony of narratives, facts, theories, opinions and histories that blur and transform across space and time.
Over 50 minutes, guests will enter the library’s sonic hive—wandering, listening and following their instincts. In Choreography for Reading Aloud, textuality’s internal quietude is collectively broadcast to the vibrations of the body.
Funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation multi-year grant for Collaborative Intersections in the Visual and Performing Arts
Photo courtesy of MK Guth