EAI Invites: Kate Valk

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10011
June 20th, 2019
7:00 pm

EAI Invites is a new public program series inviting guests to present a work or artist of their choosing from the collection. The series is intended to open the archive to fresh perspectives, providing a catalyst to consider familiar work from an unexpected angle or to call attention to artists or works that have a particular significance for the guest.

For the second installment, EAI is pleased to invite the Wooster Group’s Kate Valk, who has chosen to screen and discuss Pig, Child, Fire! by the radical Hungarian theater collective Squat Theatre. A document of a 1981 restaging of the 1977 performance, the work fuses disparate cultural elements including Dostoevsky's The Devils, 1940s gangster films, the music of Kraftwerk, a letter from Antonin Artaud to André Breton, concluding with a hallucinatory collapse of the stage and 'real life.' 

Tickets: general admission $7, students $5, free for EAI members