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Studies Project: How do we talk about silence?

Grace Osborne

6:30pm – 8:30pm
February 18, 2020
FREE
Movement Research

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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This reading and discussion group looks at how investigating silence serves as an entry point to discuss broader topics of intimacy and power. The two texts we will focus on are Aurality: Listening and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Colombia by Ana María Ochoa Gautier and Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval by Saidiya Hartman. Through our long table style gathering will discuss unknowing how to read and relearning how to be curious with text, and what role silence can play in creative practice and work formation. The workshop portion of the evening creates a space for approaching texts as materials to create movement based works. Participants are invited to read the sample excerpts in advance and also welcome to bring a one page excerpt of text of their choosing.

Suggested readings:

Aurality: Listening and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Colombia by Ana María Ochoa Gautier
Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval by Saidiya Hartman

Readings will be sent to attendees in an email once they RSVP.

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Grace Osborne

Grace Osborne is a performance artist and healing arts practitioner from Pasadena, California. Her artistic practice includes sound baths, soundwalks, improvisation, listening, and intuitive knowledge. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate at N...
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