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Please join us for a special April Fools' Day SUNDAY SESSIONS, featuring an afternoon of performances hosted by Liz Magic Laser and the launch of Doug Aitken's Sleepwalkers box in collaboration with DFA Records. M. Wells will be cooking in the courtyard, and all of our current exhibitions will be on view.

Modules: Liz Magic Laser hosts an afternoon of performances 1:00–4:00 p.m.

For Modules, Liz Magic Laser curated an afternoon of new performances that continue her investigation of transformative appropriation methods: Kasper Akhøj lectures on an intriguing modular display system that was ubiquitous in Communist Yugoslavia, Rita Sobral Campos presents a peculiar reorganization of logic in a film screening with live musical accompaniment, Dafna Maimon stages absurdist vignettes that interweave Stendhal syndrome with maneuvers from sci-fi films, and Tristan Shepherd creates a composition for voice and electronics using language from commercial radio station IDs. Laser also presents her latest performance, The Digital Face, in which two dancers re-enact the oratorical gestures of President Barack Obama and former President George H. W. Bush.

Schedule of performances:

1:00–2:00 p.m. Kasper Akhøj 2:00–2:20 p.m. Rita Sobral Campos 2:30–3:00 p.m. Dafna Maimon 3:15–3:30 p.m. Liz Magic Laser with dancers Alan Good and Cori Kresge 3:30–4:00 p.m. Tristan Shepherd

Doug Aitken: Sleepwalkers Box Launch in Collaboration with DFA Records 5:00–7:00 p.m.

For the launch of the multimedia publication, sleepwalkers box, musical directors Hisham Akira Bharoocha and Jonathan Galkin create a live percussion and electronic score alongside visuals from Doug Aitken's 2007 MoMA installation, sleepwalkers, on multiple video projections inside the MoMA PS1 Performance Dome. The performance incorporates prerecorded music from the box soundtrack, which includes unreleased tracks by Broadcast and others. The soundtrack weaves in and out of the live drumming, set to the videos, to create an all-immersive sonic and visual experience.

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Liz Magic Laser

Künstler: Kasper Akhoj, Rita Sobral Campos, Dafna Maimon, Liz Magic Laser, Tristan Shepherd, Doug Aitken ...