DJ Spooky, with Ronald Guttman, Tony Torn, and Julie Atlas Muz: Performances Inspired by Alfred Jarry

Friday, February 28, 2020, 7 PM

Celebrate Jarry’s radical influence on art and ideas in an evening headlined by multimedia artist DJ Spooky and featuring performances by actors Tony Torn, Julie Atlas Muz, and Ronald Guttman. Torn and Atlas Muz, veteran interpreters of the French playwrightwill perform an excerpt from their raucous musical production Ubu Sings Ubu. A screening of The Time Machine (2010) by London-based contemporary artist Lawrence Lek documents his Surrealist translation of Jarry's 1899 essay on the construction of a machine to explore time into kinetic sculpture. The evening also features a sound-and-word collaboration between DJ Spooky and Guttman, followed by DJ Spooky’s live scoring of clips from Polish animator Jan Lenica’s film Ubu et la grande Gidouille (1979).

Musical Excerpts from Ubu Sings Ubu
Tony Torn & Julie Atlas Muz

Screening of Lawrence Lek's The Time Machine
(2 min. b&w)

Reading Jarry
DJ Spooky & Ronald Guttman

Live scoring of clip from Jan Lenica's 1979 film Ubu et la grande Gidouille
DJ Spooky

The exhibition Alfred Jarry: The Carnival of Being will be at 6 PM open for program attendees.

Tickets: $25; $20 for Morgan Members: $10 for students with a valid ID.

DJ Spooky. Photograph courtesy of Subliminal Kid Inc.
Tony Torn and Julie Atlas Muz. Photography by Max Basch.

Public programs for Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect. Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France and Alfred Jarry: The Carnival of Being are presented in cooperation with La Maison Française of New York University.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.