Friday, November 11, 2011
11:11 am – 1:11 pm
Tour will begin at the Obelisk (Cleopatra's Needle) on 81st Street behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Buildings include: Hearst Tower, Club 21 and 55 Central West aka Ghostbusters Building.
Performa and Moon and Stars Project are pleased to present Aslı Çavuşoğlu's “Words Dash Against the Façade,” a fortune-telling walking tour of Manhattan’s famous buildings during which selected interpreters will be given free rein to create the rules of fortune-telling through the use of potentially disputable sources and through the framework of their personal perspectives. This unusual project, curated by Defne Ayas, is part of Performa 11, the fourth edition of the visual art performance biennial in New York City (November 1–21, 2011), and the first work in the United States by Istanbul-based Çavuşoğlu.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Aslı Çavuşoğlu (b. 1982, Istanbul, Turkey) is an artist/writer. The bulk of her work stems from experimental narrative exercises, working around mechanisms of erasure, repetition, replicas, and narrative interplay. She uses various mediums such as artists’ books, videos, and installations. Recent exhibitions include We Have Woven the Motherlands with Nets of Iron, curated by Eric Gottesman & Toleen Touq, Amman, JO, Qui admires-vous?, curated by Isabelle Le Normand and Florence Ostende, La Box, Bourges, FR, Voices from silence –Truths Unveiled by Time, curated by Ilaria Gianni, Galerie Opdhal, Berlin, D, This Place Has No Size at All (2009), Kadist Art Foundation, Paris. The artists’ books she has produced include Takip/Poursuite (2006), Caiet De Geografie (2006), The Unsubscribed Life of Peter Böse (2007), In Patagonia after Bruce Chatwin (2009).
The Moon and Stars Fall & Winter 2011/2012 program has been made possible by
a generous grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation
and the generous support of the following organizations