Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sea symphony


Sea Concert from the Panoramic Sea Happening, 1967 by the Polish artist and performer Tadeusz Kantor. The exhibition An Impossible Journey, the Art and Theatre of Tadeusz Kantor is at the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, Norwich from June 2 to August 30. In 1965 Kantor mounted Poland's first-ever happening. Thirteen years earlier, when Lou Harrison was head of the music department at Black Mountain College in North Carolina, he staged what is considered to be the first ever multi-media happening. The participants included John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Charles Olson and David Tudor. Read the story here.

YouTube interview with Tadeusz Kantor here. Header image credit from Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, photo by Eustachy Kossakowski. Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Report errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk

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