Saturday, November 12, 2011
Combatant Status Review Tribunals, pp. 002954–003064: A Public Reading
by Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Ashley Hunt, Katya Sander, and David Thorne
November 12 and 13, 2011, 12 - 4 pm
The Museum of Modern Art, Bauhaus Staircase, second floor
A four-hour reading of unedited transcripts from 18 Combatant Status Review Tribunals held at the U.S. military prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, between July 2004 and March 2005. The artists understand the performance as a simple yet vital gesture towards making these tribunals public.
During the public performance, nine readers rotate through eight juridical positions.
Readers include: Jane Anderson, Homi Bhabha, Yves-Alain Bois, Kyle deCamp, Margaret Chon, Cynthia Chris, Anna Deavere Smith, Mark P. Denbeaux, Nitasha Dhillon, Allen Feldman, Judy Greene, Patricia Hoffbauer, Amin Husain, Fred Moten, Justine de Penning, Vyjayanthi Rao, George Sanchez.
Please see website for a full list and schedule of readers:
The performance corresponds with the recently acquired multichannel video installation 9 Scripts from a Nation at War, which premiered at Documenta 12 in 2007 and will be shown at MoMA
in The Yoshiko and Akio Morita Gallery from January 25 to July 30, 2012.
Please RSVP to MediaAndPerformanceArt@moma.org.
organized by the Media and Performance Art Department in conjunction with Performa11