Time: April 2, 2015 to April 30, 2015
Location: Vera List Center for Art and Politics The New School University Center
Street: 63 Fifth Avenue
Website or Map: http://www.veralistcenter.org
Event Type: installation, reading
Latest Activity: Mar 29, 2015
Sound installation and events
Blues readings: April 10, 17 & 24, noon,
Artists talk: April 17, 3–5pm
Blues Speaker [for James Baldwin] is a public sound art installation and reading series by artists Mendi + Keith Obadike, presented on the occasion of the conference "What Now? The Politics of Listening." It is dedicated to James Baldwin (1924–1987). The 12-hour, immersive sound artwork is composed of an elongated blues melody, language from Baldwin's writings, ambient recordings from the streets of Harlem, and an inventory of sounds contained in Baldwin's short story "Sonnyʼs Blues."
April 17, 3–5pm
Mendi + Keith Obadike engage in an artists talk with students and the public.
April 24, 2–4pm"Taking Listening Seriously: James Baldwin"
Panel discussion on literal and ideological noise, race, class and inequality that positions James Baldwin as a key figure in the history of political sound making, and launches the conference "What Now? The Politics of Listening." With curators, scholars and artists Mendi + Keith Obadike, moderated by Julie Napolin.