Offshore in New York | With Yael Davids, Hendrik Folkerts and Dotan Leshem | On Deregulation and Scoring

On the occasion of Cally Spooner’s solo exhibition SWEAT SHAME ETC., please join us for the second event of a two-week practical philosophy school for embodied knowledge titled OFFSHORE IN NEW YORK.

OFFSHORE is an itinerant performance company and pedagogical structure initiated by Cally Spooner in 2017. It is currently located in SI’s Reading Room.

Through a number of lectures, conversations, reading groups, screenings, and an ongoing rehearsal for a new performance work by Spooner, OFFSHORE IN NEW YORK asks the question: “how might we tell the difference between what is alive and what is dead in the machinery that is advanced techno-capitalism and neoliberalism?”

OFFSHORE IN NEW YORK’s second event, ON DEREGULATION AND SCORING , examines the potentials of the format of the ‘open score’ as way to think more broadly about standards, regulations and shared societal codes.

2PM: Visual artist Yael Davids will perform a part of the score of her work A Reading That Loves–A Physical Act (2017, first staged at documenta 14 in Kassel), a narration of numerous relationships between language and movements of the body.

3PM: Curator Hendrik Folkerts will present CALL FOR ASSEMBLY, a lecture on scores and modes of scoring, and how this relates to social and emotional labor, performance practices, notions of collectivity and assembly, and shared spaces. Citing composers such as Jose Maceda, Yani Christou and Pauline Oliveros, Folkerts will consider scoring at the level of social regulation.

4PM: Independent scholar and political activist Dotan Leshem will present a talk on the relations between economics, neoliberalism and the loss of a shared public sphere. This will be followed by a conversation with Cally Spooner.

Throughout the day, Cally Spooner will present a choreographic performance and a reading from her most recent score, including Dead Time. With dancers Maggie Segale and Ashton Muniz.

Cally Spooner’s performances, rehearsed and developed during this program, will contribute to DEAD TIME (a crime novel), Spooner’s new installation at The Art Institute of Chicago, April 22 – 28, 2019.

Please RSVP to [email protected] Please note: events at Swiss Institute are limited capacity, and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.











When: Sat., January 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Swiss Institute
38 St. Marks Pl.
212-925-2035
Price: Free
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On the occasion of Cally Spooner’s solo exhibition SWEAT SHAME ETC., please join us for the second event of a two-week practical philosophy school for embodied knowledge titled OFFSHORE IN NEW YORK.

OFFSHORE is an itinerant performance company and pedagogical structure initiated by Cally Spooner in 2017. It is currently located in SI’s Reading Room.

Through a number of lectures, conversations, reading groups, screenings, and an ongoing rehearsal for a new performance work by Spooner, OFFSHORE IN NEW YORK asks the question: “how might we tell the difference between what is alive and what is dead in the machinery that is advanced techno-capitalism and neoliberalism?”

OFFSHORE IN NEW YORK’s second event, ON DEREGULATION AND SCORING , examines the potentials of the format of the ‘open score’ as way to think more broadly about standards, regulations and shared societal codes.

2PM: Visual artist Yael Davids will perform a part of the score of her work A Reading That Loves–A Physical Act (2017, first staged at documenta 14 in Kassel), a narration of numerous relationships between language and movements of the body.

3PM: Curator Hendrik Folkerts will present CALL FOR ASSEMBLY, a lecture on scores and modes of scoring, and how this relates to social and emotional labor, performance practices, notions of collectivity and assembly, and shared spaces. Citing composers such as Jose Maceda, Yani Christou and Pauline Oliveros, Folkerts will consider scoring at the level of social regulation.

4PM: Independent scholar and political activist Dotan Leshem will present a talk on the relations between economics, neoliberalism and the loss of a shared public sphere. This will be followed by a conversation with Cally Spooner.

Throughout the day, Cally Spooner will present a choreographic performance and a reading from her most recent score, including Dead Time. With dancers Maggie Segale and Ashton Muniz.

Cally Spooner’s performances, rehearsed and developed during this program, will contribute to DEAD TIME (a crime novel), Spooner’s new installation at The Art Institute of Chicago, April 22 – 28, 2019.

Please RSVP to [email protected] Please note: events at Swiss Institute are limited capacity, and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Buy tickets/get more info now