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5.6.2008 | Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum

Five staged readings

Conducted by Aleana Egan relation to Grey luminous light from the sea (A Structure for Readings), 2008.

An ongoing recognition, collection, and dissemination of other people’s words: this night event shall be an exercise in permutations and a pollination of ideas airing themselves through the lines, drudge, and history of the Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum and its edges. Some preliminary words: "This business of symbols is rather confusing. I am not, I think, a symbolic writer in any allegorical or complete sense. Symbols come in, perhaps more in some novels than in others. I would want them to come in a completely natural way, through the characters. That is, being a symbol maker is not a kind of odd thing which artists are, it’s something which everyone is. One notices in any kind of family situation or love affair, people invent symbols, all sorts of things become symbolic. This kind of patternmaking, although it may be connected with art in some genetic way, is not just an effect of art; it is something one spots if one looks around at human beings."
(Iris Murdoch on symbols, from an interview with William Kent Rose in A Tiny Corner in the House of Fiction: Conversations with Iris Murdoch [University of South Carolina Press, 2003]).

Aleana Egan's new pavilion structure at Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum is part of the 5th Berlin Biennale.