Combatant Status Review Tribunals, pp. 002954–003064: A Public Reading

Saturday, November 12, 2011, 12:00–4:00 p.m.

Bauhaus staircase, second floor

The Performance Program is part of MoMA’s increased focus on the historical as well as the contemporary practice of performance-based art. The ongoing series brings documentation and reenactments of historic performances, thematic group exhibitions, solo presentations, and original performance works to various locations throughout the Museum.

The performance comprises a four-hour public reading of unedited transcripts from 18 Combatant Status Review Tribunals held at the U.S. military prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, between July 2004 and March 2005. During the public performance nine readers rotate through eight juridical positions. The artist group—consisting of Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Ashley Hunt, Katya Sander, and David Thorne—understands the performance as a simple yet vital gesture towards making these tribunals public.

Readers for this performance include Jane Anderson, Homi Bhabha, Yve-Alain Bois, David Deitcher, Cynthia Chris, Anna Deavere Smith, Allen Feldman, Judy Greene, David Deitcher, and Justine de Penning.

In conjunction with the exhibition Combatant Status Review Tribunals, pp. 002954–003064: A Public Reading

Free with Museum admission