Artist Paul Elliman
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Join leading contemporary artists as they discuss their work, the creative process, and issues in contemporary art.
Artists featured in the exhibition Ecstatic Alphabets discuss their work and how it relates to the material qualities of language.
Paul Elliman is a London-based artist. His work has engaged the human voice in many of its social and technological guises, as well as imitating other languages and sounds of the city. For the New York performance biennial Performa 09, he created Sirens Taken for Wonders, a project involving a live radio panel discussion on the coded language of emergency-vehicle sirens, along with several guided siren-walks through the city. In 2010 he contributed a series of whistled versions of birdsong transcriptions by Olivier Messiaen for the show We Were Exuberant and Still Had Hope, at Marres Centre for Contemporary Art, Maastricht.
In conjunction with the exhibition Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language
Tickets ($10; members, corporate members $8; students, seniors, and staff of other museums $5) are available online, at the Information Desk in the main lobby, at the Film Desk after 4:00 p.m., and at the Cullman Desk in the Education and Research Building one hour before the start of the program.