I blame my colleague, curator Amanda Krugliak, for persuading me to put my thoughts out there in a new form — performance. Not just any performance, mind you. I’m taking part in a production of John Cage’s “How to Get Started,” in a collaboration between the Cage Foundation and Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities.
It works like this (they tell me.) I’ll give 10 talks, three minutes each. A recording of the first talk will be played underneath a reading of the second, and so forth, until my words become what I think of as more of a soundscape (and less of a talk.) It’s turning out to be a semester for exploring my ideas through creative outlets. I’ll post the result and you’ll tell me what you think!