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Time of Now: A Weekend of Thought and Performance

 

Pay attention. That’s easier said than done, as our ability to focus is disrupted by rapid-fire technology, a 24-hour news cycle, and the constant buzz around us. This two-day gathering of artists and thinkers asks what it means to be human today. With Cauleen Smith, MPA, ERRE, Gustave Blache III, Brandee Younger, Kimbra + Emily Wells (tickets on sale now), and more.

SCHEDULE
Saturday, October 5

ALL DAY
Art Making at the ArtBar in Kidspace

ALL DAY
Letter writing
Send a letter to a friend, no texts needed.

ALL DAY
ESTAR(SER)
The Sprague Sheaf: History, Proximity, and Retrospection in Action. A durational practice of attention.

ALL DAY
Jenny Holzer’s IT IS GUNS
In artist Jenny Holzer’s IT IS GUNS, LED-covered trucks flash brief statements related to gun violence in this country, including “AMERICAN STUDENTS SHOT,” “GUN SHOW,” and “STAY WITH ME CHILD.”

2:00PM
MPA
Dark Questions – a public address

2:30PM
Museum of Me
Guided visualization that enhances participants’ awareness led by artist Alexandra Hammond. (limit 20 people)

2:30PM
Akiko Busch
Author, How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency.
GAINING GROUND: Eight Impressions of the Work of Rafa Esparza.

2:45PM
Slow Tour
The average visitor looks at art for 7 seconds, look longer during guided slow tours.

2:45PM
Haiku Workshop
Learn about and write haiku poems with author Colin Harrington.

3:00PM
Emily Wells
Pop-up performance

3:30PM
Gustave Blache III
Conversation on Louisiana chef Leah Chase with artist and Kidspace curator

3:45PM
Slow Tour
The average visitor looks at art for 7 seconds, look longer during guided slow tours.

4PM
ERRE
Bottlefield: Participatory performance — team chess with alcohol.
Team Latinx vs. Team Anglo-Saxon.

4:30PM
Museum of Me
Guided visualization that enhances participants’ awareness led by artist Alexandra Hammond. (limit 20 people)

4:45PM
Jimena Canales
Author of The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time discusses What It Is That Makes Us Human

4:45PM
Slow Tour
The average visitor looks at art for 7 seconds, look longer during guided slow tours.

5:15PM
Brandee Younger
Pop-up performance

8PM
Kimbra with Emily Wells (ticketed event)
Musical performance

Sunday, October 6

ALL DAY
Jenny Holzer’s IT IS GUNS
In artist Jenny Holzer’s IT IS GUNS, LED-covered trucks flash brief statements related to gun violence in this country, including “AMERICAN STUDENTS SHOT,” “GUN SHOW,” and “STAY WITH ME CHILD.”

10:30AM
Cauleen Smith: We Already Have What We Need
Spotlight Talk with tour guide

1PM
Cauleen Smith Parade: H-E-L-L-O…THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME…SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW…WE ATONE
Downtown North Adams
Cauleen Smith’s procession closes North Adams’ Fall Foliage Parade, with a brass band and color guard.

What to Expect
Check out restaurant and lodging options in downtown North Adams or find a nosh right here on our museum campus: Lickety Split Café, Gramercy Bistro, Bright Ideas Brewing, A-oK Berkshire Barbeque, and Tunnel City Coffee. MASS MoCA strives to provide the best possible experience for all our visitors; for information about accessibility at ticketed events click here.

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