Cally Spooner, And You Were Wonderful, On Stage, 2013. Courtesy of the artist, The Stedelijk Museum and MOTINTERNATIONAL.

Cally Spooner

Working through film, broadcasting, novella writing and live events, Cally Spooner (b. 1983, Ascot, UK) primarily explores political agency in relation to the movement and behaviour of speech. Using philosophers, theory, current affairs and pop cultural figures as alibis to help her write, and casts of arguing characters to help her perform, she considers how linguistic apparatus recently became a form of immaterial labor and communication skills have been transformed into services. Spooner’s productions have been presented at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kunsthal Charlottenburg, Copenhagen; KW Institute, Berlin; Wysing Art Centre, UK Jeu De Paume, Paris, France; Serpentine Gallery, London.

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  • Mon. Nov 11, 1:00 pm
Cally Spooner explores the absorption of liveness, authenticity, and speech into post-Fordist economies to ask why the performance artist might emerge as an “immaterial laborer” extraordinaire.
Free with RSVP
  • Fri. Nov 8, 6:30 pm
  • Fri. Nov 8, 8:30 pm
  • Sat. Nov 9, 6:30 pm
  • Sat. Nov 9, 8:30 pm
  • Sun. Nov 10, 6:30 pm
Cally Spooner exploits the Broadway musical format to explore how our search for technical perfection comes at the detriment of liveness.