The title of Gordon Hall’s presentation on Tuesday evening in EMPAC’s Studio 2, Read me that part a-gain, where I disin-herit everybody, comes from a line in composer John Cage’s 1959 “Lecture on Nothing.” This lecture-performance, commissioned by EMPAC, will “offer a history of lecture-performances using sculptural objects, sound, and projected images.”
According to curator Emily Zimmerman, “It is an artist talk and an account of some forgotten histories of lecture-performances. . . . [It] touches on the relationship between Robert Morris and Simone Forti, the history of soap box lectures, and Scott Burton’s lecture-performances.”
Morris and Forti were husband-and-wife collaborators in choreography and dance; Burton was a critic and artist in the middle of the New York scene from the 1960s on.
Gordon Hall will present Read me that part a-gain, where I disin-herit everybody in EMPAC’s Studio 2 (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy) on Tuesday (April 1) at 7 PM. Admission is free, but call the box office at 276-3921 for reservations and information.