Book Launch and Performance /
“The Transmitter Show—Words At a Distance,” with Anne Szefer Karlsen, Aaron Schuster, Espen Sommer Eide, and Kristin Tårnesvik

Date: Friday, 15 November 2013, 7–9 pm
Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (map and directions here)
FREE. No RSVP necessary

“The Transmitter Show—Words At a Distance,” a project for Performa 13 in collaboration with Hordaland Art Centre (Bergen, Norway), consists of a book of scripts for radio plays commissioned from artists and writers, and the transmission of these plays on the radio. The book, edited by Anne Szefer Karlsen and Aaron Schuster, includes contributions by Alex Bailey, Pierre Bismuth and Dessislava Dimova, Espen Sommer Eide and Kristin Tårnesvik, Ingrid Furre, Kim Hiorthøy and Lisa Östberg, Jugedamos (Jurgis Paškevičius, Géraldine Geffriaud, David Bernstein), Krõõt Juurak, Tija Suttikul, M. A. Vizsolyi, and Bedwyr Williams.

In addition to a short presentation of the book by the editors, there will be a performance by Espen Sommer Eide and Kristin Tårnesvik of “Weed Archive (LIVE),” part of an ongoing project that draws on the archive of the pioneering Norwegian weed biologist Emil Korsmo (1863–1953).

60 cocktails will be served.

About the Participants
Anne Szefer Karlsen is a curator and currently the director of Hordaland Art Centre.

Aaron Schuster is a writer and philosopher, and an editor-at-large of Cabinet. He teaches at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, and is a research fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry Berlin.

Espen Sommer Eide is a musician and artist. He composes under the alias Phonophani, and as a member of the band Alog. In addition to touring extensively with his musical projects, Eide has also produced a series of site-specific pieces and artworks.

Kristin Tårnesvik is an artist whose work often addresses post-colonial issues. She works in a range of media, including photography, text, installation, and performance.

This event is presented by Cabinet with generous support from the Office for Contemporary Art Norway, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York, and Performa.