8 – 10 November 2013
Grand Central Terminal NYC



Dear Mayor Beame, …is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud moments, until there is nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future?

– Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy, 1975


Marthe Ramm Fortun will narrate experiences and thoughts shared with her by the users of Grand Central Terminal—those who work, live, visit and commute within and throughout the Terminal. Through her three performances she will highlight existing structures and choreographies created by the ways people use the space in their conduct of everyday life. Fortun will use historic paradigm shifts and cultural references such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ initiative to restore the terminal, to highlight celebratory as well as socio-political aspects of the Grand Central Terminal in its hundredth year.

Scheduled performances:

Friday, November 8, 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 9, 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 10, 7:00 pm
Grand Central Terminal, 87 E 42nd St

Inverted Sky is a Performa Project co-presented with MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design and Unge Kunstneres Samfund (UKS).

The project is part of the Norwegian Pavilion Without Walls: The strategy of the Norwegian Pavilion is specifically to highlight cultural producers in Norway and present some of the country’s most outstanding artists. The program is co-curated with leading institutions such as Ny Musikk, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK), Kunsthall Stavanger, Kunsthall Oslo, Hordaland Art Centre, Entrée and Unge Kunstneres Samfund (UKS), in collaboration with the directors and curators there.

Read more: www.performa-arts.org

Generously supported by The Norwegian Consulate General, New York and Office of Contemporary Art Norway (OCA).

Photo: Samling (An Improvised Reading Circle), by Marthe Ramm Fortun for Oslo Train Station. In collaboration with Kunsthall Oslo and Rom for Kunst, 2012.

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