Foundry Darling, Montreal. In the context of The House of Dust exhibition
June 15, 2017
Guided tour with the artists and curators of the exhibition
Alison Knowles, Newspaper Music, 1962
This performance asks participants to read articles from international newspapers aloud. An orchestra conductor directs the intensity and volume of the reading.
Alison Knowles, Make a salad, 1962
Consisting of the simple instruction to “make a salad,” this performance is emblematic of the attention given by Fluxus artists to everyday life and, in Knowles’ particular case, to domestic activities. Making a salad makes noise; when performed by several people and with different ingredients, it may become a unique musical event. This work was performed for the first time in 1962 at the Institute for Contemporary Arts of London. The performance will take place in the Place Publique in the installation designed by Noémie Nature, Maude Huysmans, and Anya Messaoud-Nacer.