apexart :: PUBLIC PROGRAM :: What We Have In Our Pockets

Thursday, May 3: 6:30pm

What We Have in Our Pockets

Etgar Keret, award-winning author from Tel Aviv, in conversation/performance with artist Tamar Ettun.


What We Have in Our Pockets is a participatory performance and reading revolving around a story of the same name by Etgar Keret. In celebration of Keret's new book publication in the US, artist Tamar Ettun generated this piece, abstracting the story's themes of confined physicality, tension and chance. 

Integrating an object, a posture, two performers and whatever you have in your pockets, the performance attempts to create a platform for chance, awkwardness and generosity. During the performance the story will be read, followed by an invitation for the audience to participate and "write" the piece as well.

Music by Yonatan Gutfeld accompanies the performance, made from a harsh dissonance that gradually resolves into the comforting sound of a consonant major 7th chord harmony, within a groove of found objects noise and a whistling melody.

Performers: Nancy Sun, Ariel Meislin, Tamar Ettun

The performance will be followed by Q&A with Keret. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Special thanks to the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in NY, for their support of Etgar Keret.

Please join us.
All events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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