Music & Performance


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A new performance scripted by Anne Carson for the Public Fiction room at the Hammer Museum.

Read by Becket Flannery and Stanya Kahn.

Anne Carson (1950- ) is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator and professor of Classics at New York University. She has received many awards and honors including the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1998 and the MacArthur Fellowship in 2000. Selected works include Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse (1998), Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera (2005) and Red Doc> (2013), a sequel to her first poetic novel Autobiography of Red.

Becket Flannery is a Los Angeles-based artist, whose work moves between writing, painting, and sculpture. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2014. Flannery contributed the short story “Festival” to Ch. 2 of A Public Fiction in the Hammer’s Made in L.A. 2014

Stanya Kahn is a Los Angeles based interdisciplinary artist working primarily in video with a practice that includes drawing, sound design, writing and performance. Recent solo exhibitions include the New Museum in New York, and Susanne Vielmetter in Los Angeles. In 2012 she was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in Film/Video. She has been a part of numerous museum exhibitions internationally, including the 2008 Whitney Biennial.