Continual Partial Awareness: Premiere of a New Performance by Cory Arcangel Tomorrow Night

Friday, Nov 14, 2008 8:30 PM
the New Museum, New York, NY
$6 Members, $8 General Public

Tomorrow evening join us at the New Museum at 8:30pm for a premiere of a new performance by artist Cory Arcangel titled "Continual Partial Awareness."

According to the artist: "This performance is going to be about 'Continuous Partial Awareness' -- a phrase that was first described to me as meaning 'you know, like, when you have three IM windows open, two e-mail in boxes dinging away, are texting five different people, and also have five tabs open on your browser, each with updated content.' It is about paying attention to everything all the time, but not really concentrating on anything. It is different from multitasking, because with multitasking, one actually is expected to concentrate on tasks at some point, even if in small doses. 'Continuous Partial Awareness' is the eroded degenerate modern version of multitasking. I still don't know how this performance will take shape, it might be a lecture, a music show, a broadcast, a chess game, etc., but what I do know is that the feeling of 'non-concentration' that has seeped into today's life through our flat-screen displays and Wi-Fi will be its starting point."

This event is part of Rhizome's ongoing New Silent Series at the New Museum.