Explanation as Composition Listening Party

02 April 2011 1 - 4 PM

Organized by artists-in-residence Les Figues Press

Join UNFO (Unauthorized Narrative Freedom Organization) members Harold Abramowitz, Amanda Ackerman, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Teresa Carmody and Kate Durbin for a discussion about the making of the Explanation as Composition audio tours.  The discussion will be followed by a (mostly) silent listening party: choose your individual audio experience in a collective environment!  Attendees are encouraged to download the audio tours to their own mp3 player before the event.

Explanation as Composition explores the ways in which texts—as narratives—operate within and around a gallery space.  How does the narrative of an experience affect that experience, and how are narratives “curated”—publicly and privately? Using a combination of collaboratively* written texts, appropriated stories and just plain writing, UNFO** has created six audio tours of the LACE exhibition space.

* Collaborators include: Aimee Bender, Allison Carter, Mark Z. Danielewski, Carribean Fragoza, Veronica Gonzalez, Janice Lee, Harryette Mullen, Janet Sarbanes, Anna Joy Springer, and Stephen Van Dyck.
**UNFO, or Unauthorized Narrative Freedom Organization, is a temporary and unofficial coalition of five writers.