About the event

Six years after the founding of Fluxus—in which, as the only woman, she played a pioneering role—Knowles teamed up with composer and Bell Labs innovator James Tenney to create an “application” of Fluxus' post-Cagean mobilization of language. Boundlessly generating permutations, deriving from the artist’s original “score,” this sprocket-holed ribbon of Fortran results, landed amid the rise of Conceptual Art, Institutional Critique, etc. — as crucially relevant but yet to be grasped. Art historians Hannah Higgins and Nicole Woods will discuss The House of Dust as a “poem in process”, both open and generative, with particular attention to its political resonances and to issues of participation, experience and embodiment. This event is organized by Maud Jacquin and Sébastien Pluot.

Co-sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture and the French Institute, the Ph.D. Program in Art History, the Ph.D. Program in Theatre, and the Center for the Humanities, the Graduate Center, CUNY. This project is part of Art by Translation International Research Program in Art and Curatorial Practices directed by Maud Jacquin and Sébastien Pluot at Esba TALM Angers / ENSAPC / CNEAI.