Multi-disciplinary artists Bonnie Jones and Stephanie Barber (whose book and DVD, these here separated, was published in 2008) have invented an interesting new way to present improvised literature. They’ll be performing it for twelve (yes, 12) hours at the Reverse Space in Brooklyn on September 22. Complete details here.
Here’s documentation of a previous performance. Listen to the stories, the genuine laughter. Look at the text. Full justification.
The Facebook Event page cites Ursula K. Le Guin:
“Translation is entirely mysterious. Increasingly I have felt that the art of writing is itself translating, or more like translating than it is like anything else. What is the other text, the original? I have no answer. I suppose it is the source, the deep sea where ideas swim, and one catches them in nets of words and swings them shining into the boat … where in this metaphor they die and get canned and eaten in sandwiches.” – Ursula K. Le Guin