How, why, and where should performance and improvisation manifest inside the museum environment? Endless Shout
retraces a six-month series of experimental performances organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Five participants – Raul de Nieves, Danielle Goldman, George Lewis, The Otolith Group, and taisha paggett – collectively led a series of encounters and improvisation experiments, including Miya Masaoka’s A Line Becomes a Circle
; jumatatu m. poe and Jerome “Donte” Beacham’s Let ‘im Move You
, addressing the history of J-Sette; and A Recital for Terry Atkins
by composer George Lewis.
Abundantly illustrated with photography documenting the series of events, the book also includes an essay by curator Anthony Elms, conversations with George Lewis, Jennie C. Jones, Wadada Leo Smith, and Fred Moten on themes of rhythm, rehearsal, and improvisation, plus new works created specifically for the book, including a script by The Otolith Group on blackness and digital color correction.
Available Summer of 2019.