Jill Magid’s (American, b. 1973) performance-based work involves immersing herself in systems of authority, building relationships with police and Secret Service agents in order to explore issues of vulnerability, observation, and trust. For this evening, Magid will present a performance, The Redacted Manuscript, based on her experiences working with the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD). Commissioned by the AIVD in 2005 to create an artwork for their headquarters, Magid immersed herself in the agency’s methods, using the tactics of the organization to conduct interviews with and collect personal information on AIVD undercover agents. Surprised by her ability to penetrate the organization to such depths, the agency censored many of the resultant artworks, including redacting a substantial portion of Magid’s manuscript for a novel based on her experience. In a dramatic conclusion to the AIVD commission, the original version of her manuscript was confiscated by the Dutch Ministry of Interior while it was on view in her exhibition at Tate Modern in 2009. Magid’s performance of The Redacted Manuscript will be followed by a Q&A with the artist. The cast includes Jill Magid, Charlie Kevin, Patricia Buckley, Justin Reinsilber, and Ed Vas.
In the Film exhibition Modern Mondays
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