26 September 2014


September 26, 2014
Treat me like a thumbtack from clouded lungs. We are stars on the city’s ceiling.
[NB. This performance took place under the auspices of former UKS Director Johanne Nordby Wernø—text and images follow the style sheet devised 2013]

Inverted Sky; Letters to Jackie is a new publication, written by Marthe Ramm Fortun in collaboration with audience members who participated in her performance Inverted Sky in Grand Central Terminal, made for Performa 13 in New York in 2013. The book is launched in New York Art Book Fair’s section NORWAY FOCUS: KUNSTNERBØKER.

On occasion of the launch, Fortun and her co-writers will carry out a reading from the book – while also doing a city walk. Putting text in motion, they will write the city, re-write it. The walk starts in Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal, where Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis’ memorial plaque has traditionally hung. One continues via the East River Ferry to PS1 MoMA, Long Island City, where the Book Fair takes place. The walk is completed with a reading on the PS1 staircase at 4 pm.

Join the city walk:

Please join the artist and co-writers in Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal (89, E42nd Street), at 2.45 Friday to join the performance/city walk, or attend in MoMA PS1 at 4 pm to hear the reading only.

Free of charge, no registration required. Please contact curator Johanne Nordby Wernø on +47 92 43 08 92 for any questions.

Torpedo Press will be distributing the book during NYABF.

Marthe Ramm Fortun’s first major solo exhibition opens October 10th in UKS, Oslo.

The production of Inverted Sky; Letters to Jackie is supported by Arts Council Norway.

Images from Marthe Ramm Fortun’s performance “Inverted Sky at NYABF

Images from the performance “Inverted Sky at NYABF

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