Camille Henrot and Joakim: Psychopompe

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Camille Henrot and Joakim: Psychopompe

Time: December 19, 2012 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: The Kitchen
Street: 512 West 19th Street New York
City/Town: West Village
Website or Map: http://www.thekitchen.org/eve…
Event Type: audio, video, performance
Organized By: Raul Zbenghec
Latest Activity: Dec 10, 2012

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Mixing the influences of 1930s avant-garde cinema, ancient mythology, and ambient noise music, and featuring iconographic fragments from everyday life, Psychopompe—literally translated, “guide of the souls”—presents a new version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or The Modern Promethea. Surveyed here from its Romantic origins to its current status as recycled mythological waste, the novel shows by example how it is the destiny of any artwork to escape its author—perpetually transformed and reinterpreted until it finally dissolves. Originally created for Centre Pompidou, Paris, this will be the New York premiere of Psychopompe.

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