Amsterdam-based artist Nora Turato premieres her performance and book pool 4. In her virtuosic performances, spoken word, graphic design, and bookmaking are intertwined to explore the possibilities of language in a culture oversaturated with information. Turato collects words and phrases from a range of sources: the Internet, media headlines, advertisements, conversations, books, commercial products, as well as her own thoughts. pool 4 assembles and arranges these pools of text into a growing script that Turato memorizes and performs, alternating rhythm and intonation, voices and modes. The accompanying publication, pool 4, serves simultaneously as prop, set, exhibition, archive, and artist’s book.
Nora Turato: pool 4 is part of the inaugural Studio Now presentation in the Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Studio. Studio Now is a series that champions emerging voices, forms, and discourses across media, from international and local artists.
Organized by Ana Janevski, Curator, and produced by Kate Scherer, Manager, Department of Media and Performance, with Beatrice Johnson, Assistant Performance Coordinator, Performance and Live Programs.