• Mark Geffriaud, Toast, Performance at the Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, October 2016

  • A Constructed World, Speaking to Eels, Performance at the Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, October 2016

  • Nicholas Knight, Concert Command-X / Instrumentalized, Performance at the Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, October 2016

An evening of performances by Mark Geffriaud and A constructed World preceded by the launch of Nicholas Knight's Command-X/Instrumentalized

Emily Harvey Foundation, New York
October 2016

Nicholas Knight, Launch of the vinyl Command-X/ Instrumentalized, 2016

Command-X/Instrumentalized is a musical and artistic project by Nicholas Knight, with contributions from Valentina Traianova and Honoré de Balzac. An LP vinyl is associated with a printed portfolio and handmade album covers. This multimedia work questions the limits of meaning and the spontaneous capacities to create meaning from its jeopardization. Thus, an extract from La physiologie du mariage by Honoré de Balzac (1830) - including a random arrangement of typographical signs - is translated into fragments of unintelligible words.

Mark Geffriaud, Toast, 2016

Mark Geffriaud’s multidisciplinary projects originate from extensive research and bring together multiple artistic, literary and scientific references. Toast is a performance that the artist has reconfigured several times in relation to different contexts. Each of the iterations orchestrates a dialogue between the specificities of public speech, the audience, the architectural spaces and the known and hidden histories of each site.

A Constructed World, Speaking to Eels, 2016

Based in Paris, A Constructed World is a collaborative project by Australian artists Geoff Lowe and Jacqueline Riva. In their ongoing work Explaining Contemporary Art to Live Eels, they invite art specialists to speak to live eels that are later released back into the water. This multimedia performance implies the dissemination of speech to the figure of the extreme other and raises the question of untranslatability and the deconstruction of the notion of understanding in art. A Constructed World presented an extension of this project with the involvement of Chloe Bass, Keren Benbenisty, Jagna Ciuchta, Nicholas Knight, Christopher Green, Jeff Guess, Maud Jacquin, Sébastien Pluot.