“[MK Guth] is a gifted visualist and brilliant weaver of fantasy.” —The Oregonian
Choreography for Reading Aloud (Knowing an Author) amplifies the published works, notebooks, contemporaries, and influences of writer and theorist Susan Sontag. Throughout the Powell Library, approximately sixty performers read aloud from Sontag’s works and the works of writers and thinkers who informed her ideas. These overlapping readings swell into a cacophony of narratives, facts, theories, opinions, and histories that blur and transform across space and time. Over 50 minutes, guests will enter the library’s sonic hive, wandering, listening, and following their instincts. In Choreography for Reading Aloud, textuality’s internal quietude is collectively broadcast to the vibrations of the body.
Funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation multi-year grant for Collaborative Intersections in the Visual and Performing Arts