The Arts and Humanities Initiative and the Department of Fine Arts and Art History, in the framework of Convergences: Art, Theory and Practice, present:
Hassan Khan: Purity (2013). Text and Gamelan
Presentation and Conversation with Angela Harutyunyan
November 10, 5:00 pm | AUB Center for Arts and Humanities, Building 37
What is it that is so comforting about the narrator’s voice? And is conflict always predicated on some sort of agreement? What does the hammer strike when it does? And why do I hate this word yet choose to speak of it?
In Purity, the pre-recorded voices of a narrator and chorus of characters (constantly shifting between old misanthropes and rich drunks, disagreements in the staff room, and silence in the dining room) are occasionally interrupted by Khan’s live mixing of gamelan sounds. The piece invites its audience into a delicately constructed web of prejudices and illusions, one that forms the very basis of a civil order.
Hassan Khan will conduct a workshop with art history and studio arts students on November 12, 9-11:20am, in the Jesup basement. Please, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.