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Monday, October 22, 2012
Trajal Harrell: Conspiracy of Performance, Followed by a Speakers Series Talk
CCS Bard
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Conspiracy of Performance is a twenty-five minute lecture given by performers Trajal Harrell and Perle Palombe, though it is uncertain if we should call this lecture a “lecture-performance.” Spoken alternately, in French and English, what is most certain about this lecture is that Harrell and Palombe aim definitive remarks at the current state of contemporary performance. While their own complicity remains controversially at stake, The Conspiracy of Performance shares no reluctance in meeting this historical moment where performance momentarily shines one of the brightest lights in the world of art. The text is an appropriation and re-writing of Jean Baudrillard’s notorious 1996 text, Le complot de l’art.

Created and Performed by: Trajal Harrell and Perle Palombe

Production: Skite 2010 special thanks to Jean-Marc Adolphe

The Conspiracy of Performance is being performed as part of the exhibition Anti-Establishment, which is currently on view at CCS Bard.

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Time: 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: CCS Bard