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Alexandre Singh: Causeries
Edited by Defne Ayas, Tyler Considine. Contributions by Kathleen Burk, Alan Cummings, Marieke Dhont, Brian Dunphy, Pascal Dupuy, Iki Freud, Donatien Grau, Peter de Graeve, Jessica Frazier, Edith Hall, Robert Hewison, David Inglis, Andrew Jaffe, Amy Kenny, Adam Kleinman, Bernadette Leclercq-Neveu, Bénédicte Lemmelijn, Liesbeth Levy, Tullio Lobetti, Nick Lowe, Valeria de Lucca, Gareth Long, Martin Myrone, Alexa Piqueux, Adriaan Rademaker, James Robson, Alexandre Singh, Philip Smallwood, Claudio Vellutini, Alexander Verpoorte, Francis Wolff.
Its title derived from the French word causer, meaning to chat or talk informally, Alexandre Singh: Causeries details a series of encounters between artist Alexandre Singh (born 1980) and various academics, writers, scientists and philosophers. In preparation for his ambitious play The Humans at Witte de With, Singh set up a public discussion series exploring the key themes and concerns of his developing play, such as dance, drama and religion (to name just a few).
Aiming at an alternative form of public conversation, more relaxed than what is allowed at a symposium or conference, Singh engaged the invited speakers in deliberately informal conversations on such wide-ranging topics as Woody Allen, Hindu cosmogony, Aristophanes, South Park and scatology. This volume contains an edited selection of 29 of the public conversations conducted by Singh as part of the Causeries series.
Featured image is reproduced from 'Alexandre Singh: Causeries.'
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