Cally Spooner: On False Tears and Outsourcing

Cally Spooner: On False Tears and Outsourcing
Library Shelf Location 18.SPOO
Publication Date 2016

The live performances of British artist Cally Spooner (born 1983) consider the ways in which labor and communication make demands on our bodies. Spooner engages actors, vocalists, dancers and musicians who collectively interrogate gesture and language. The artist's 2016 exhibition at the New Museum, Cally Spooner: On False Tears and Outsourcing, marks an important shift in her live performances, extending their duration to the length of a museum exhibition. The choreography is structured according to the logic of corporate development meetings, and appropriates gestures from both romantic movies and competitive contact sports. This catalogue contains an essay by Helga Christoffersen, an interview between Spooner and Documenta 14 curator Hendrik Folkerts, and a contribution by artist Dan Graham.

ISBN 9781942607342
Quantity 1
Pages 135 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Editor Helga Christoffersen
Authors Dan Graham, Hendrik Folkerts
Format Paperback
Publisher New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Related Artist Cally Spooner
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Live Art/Performance
Artist's Nationality British/UK
Language English

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