The duo discuss their hybrid works that cross the boundaries between public and private space
Mixing media and examining the associations between object and meaning since 1995, artist team Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla appear tonight as part of the Public Art Fund's Fall 2013 talk series Square Pegs, Round Holes: From the White Cube to Public Sphere. Chosen as the US representatives for the 2011 Venice Biennial, the duo's last work in New York was performance piece Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for Prepared Piano in the MoMA's atrium. The work featured a restrung piano with a hole in the center for the pianist, who performed the Fourth Movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony from an upside down and backwards position. It was quite tortuous. Tonight, they discuss their diverse practice including their public projects.