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Yuji Agematsu: Walk on A,B,C, Performance

Wed, May 6, 2015
8–9 pm

Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

Since the late 1980s, the obsessive and visionary artistic practice of Yuji Agematsu has included daily walks through Manhattan’s streets, during which the artist documents and collects the flotsam and jetsam that, thought often unnoticed, comprises much of our urban experience. The Whitney commissioned Agematsu to survey the Museum’s new building and its surrounding neighborhood during the second half of 2014. The products of these investigations are highly choreographed sequences of timed 35mm slides. These sequences map three routes the artist followed, labeled as A, B, and C. Some images are meticulously collaged, while others include actual dirt or objects found in the street. Collectively, they form an extensive durational portrait of the Whitney and its environs. During the run of the show, Yuji Agematsu: Walk on A,B,C,, Agematsu will perform live sound improvisations, manipulating field recordings made by the artist in his native Japan.

May 6, 7, 9, 10
8–9 pm

Evening performances by the artist are free and entry is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: entrance for the May 6 performance is at 555 West Street.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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