By Kelsey Halliday Johnson
The Author, when believed in, is always conceived of as the past of his own book: book and author stand automatically on a single line divided into a before and an after. The Author is thought to nourish the book, which is to say that he exists before it, thinks, suffers, lives for it, is in the same relation of antecedence to his work as a father to his child.
—Roland Barthes, Death of the Author, 1967
By Anthony Romero
By Federica Bueti
By Em Rooney
Interview by Grant Johnson
By Valeria Missalina Bembry
The life and work of Kurdish-Iraqi artist Adalet R. Garmiany is a study in contrasts. From sorrow to success, tragedy to triumph, he is a storyteller whose performance practice is a narrative of a life and a people as resilient as the mountains of his homeland, Iraqi Kurdistan.
Tonight, Performa Founding Director and Curator RoseLee Goldberg is in conversation with Simon Dove about the languages of dance at the Jewish Museum in New York as part of their Dialogue and Discourse series.
In preparation for tonight’s discussion, we are sharing her seminal essay “Performance: The Art of Notation”, first published in Studio International magazine, Issue 192, July/August 1976.
More information about the event is available here.
By Esther Belvis Pons
By Jennifer Piejko
Photos by Paula Court.