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Endless Shout asks how, why and where performance and improvisation can take place inside a museum. The book documents a six-month series of experimental performances organised by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, where five participants -- Raul de Nieves, Danielle Goldman, George Lewis, The Otolith Group and taisha paggett -- collectively led a series of improvisation experiments. These include Miya Masaoka's "A Line Becomes a Circle", which pays tribute to Shiki Masaoka, a subversive Japanese haiku writer; jumatatu m. poe and Jerome Beacham's "Let 'im Move You", addressing the history of J-Sette, a dance form popularizsed at historically black colleges; and "A Recital for Terry Admins" by composer George Lewis. The book includes an essay by curator Anthony Elms, conversations with Jennie C. Jones and Wadada Leo Smith on themes of rhythm, rehearsal and improvisation, plus new works created specifically for the book, such as a script by The Otolith Group on blackness and digital colour correction.
ISBN 9781941753163. Inventory Press / Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Philadelphia.