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 playwright, will 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)
DJ Spooky & Ronald Guttman
Live scoring of clip from Jan Lenica's 1979 film Ubu et la grande Gidouille
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.