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March 17, 2022

Join artist Nora Turato and Ana Janevski, curator in the Department of Media and Performance, for a conversation following a performance of Turato’s "pool 5."

In Turato’s virtuosic performances, spoken word, graphic design, and book making are intertwined in an exploration of the possibilities of language in a culture oversaturated with information. Turato collects words and phrases from a range of sources, including the Internet, media headlines, advertisements, conversations, books, commercial products, and her own thoughts. pool 5—which takes the form of a performance and a book—assembles and arranges these “pools” of text into a growing script that Turato memorizes and performs, alternating rhythm and intonation, voices and modes.

Learn more about "pool 5" moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/5227

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The comments and opinions expressed in this video are those of the speakers alone, and do not represent the views of The Museum of Modern Art, its personnel, or any artist.

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