How to tell a story when put to the task? How to think on your feet and construct a thought on the spot? In this workshop, participants will develop tools for improvisation in storytelling, with an emphasis on the parallel and simultaneously unfolding processes of thinking and telling. Drawing on work and writing by David Antin, as well as Bismuth's own practice, participants will consider ways in which to get comfortable with spontaneity. This is not a workshop on improvisation, but on what Heinrich von Kleist called the “gradual construction of thoughts in speech.”
Julien Bismuth is an artist and writer who currently lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited widely, including at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Bismuth is also the co-founder of Devonian Press with Jean-Pascal Flavien, and the author of A cover to cover (uncover) and Pages with Motto Press in Berlin. Upcoming projects include participation in the 2018 Cuenca Biennale as well as solo project at the Nomas Foundation in 2019.