*Throw Away Your Books, Rally In the Streets*, 2016 at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2016 MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Charles Roussel

Sunday Sessions presents a screening of Shūji Terayama’s feature film Throw Away Your Books, Rally In the Streets, 1971. The screening is presented in conjunction with Rotting Wood, the Dripping Word: Shūji Terayama’s Kegawa no Marii, the 2016 Sunday Sessions Commission conceived by Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz-Kinoy.

An experimental drama, Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets, charts the journey of a disillusioned young man as he leaves his family and takes to the streets. A metaphor for the rise of materialism in Japan during the second half of the 20th century, the story is inter-cut with psychedelic and energetic vignettes.

MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions program welcomes visitors to experience art live and in real time. Embracing performance, music, dance, conversations, and film, the program vividly demonstrates how these art forms can push us to engage with our contemporary world in creative, illuminating ways. With an emphasis on artistic practices that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, the program supports and commissions new work, inviting artists, curators, and other cultural instigators to share their latest projects.

With Special Thanks to Pro Helvetia.

Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Rotting Wood, the Dripping Word: Shūji Terayama’s ‘Kegawa no Marii’, 2016, is a MoMA PS1 Commission as part of Sunday Sessions.

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator; Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant; Taja Cheek, Curatorial Assistant; Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer; and Lucy Lie, Production Assistant.

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.