|Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Ashley Hunt, Katya Sander, David Thorne. Combatant Status Review Tribunals pp.002954–003064: A Public Reading. 2007. Performed at Documenta12, 2007. © the artists|
Feeling inspired by this beautiful fall day? Take advantage of the spark and head on up to MoMA for Day Two of the weekend reprisal exhibition of Combatant Status Review Tribunals pp. 002954-003064: A Public Reading, a four-hour reading of unedited transcripts from 18 Combatant Status Review Tribunals held at the U.S. military prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, between July 2004 and March 2005. The performance corresponds with the recently acquired multichannel video installation 9 Scripts from a Nation at War, which premiered at Documenta 12 in 2007 and will be shown at MoMA in The Yoshiko and Akio Morita Gallery from January 25 to July 30, 2012. Happy Ending alum Kyle deCamp is amongst today’s all-star cast of readers, who understand this performance as a simple yet vital gesture towards making these tribunals public. Today’s reading takes place from 2-4pm. For more info, visit the MoMA website, and email MediaAndPerformanceArt@moma.org.