April 12, 2011/posted in: Announcements, Events, Friends

Wave Currents / International House, Philadelphia


Wave Currents: 1967, Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib with C Spencer Yeh
May 14th, 8pm, The Ibrahim Theater at International House

Hironaka, Suib and Yeh present a multimedia event that revisits the spectacle and phantasmagoria of the 1967 International and Universal Exposition — more commonly known as Expo 67. Recast in the leading role is Veronique, the protagonist of La Chinoise—Godard’s 1967 rumination on Maoism and France’s New Left student movement. Intending to answer the New Left’s call for revolutionary action, Veronique heads for Montreal’s World Fair to challenge the Cultural Machine in a clash of utopian visions. This work expands the cinematic form to include performance, text and lecture in a meditation on the role of the artist and the revolutionary relative to historical developments in global politics and media.

Wave Currents

Wave Currents explores the interaction between live music and live cinema and presents a variety of artists whose work is creating an entirely new category of sound/moving image performance.

Visit the event page at the International House website.
View the 1967 event documentation here on the Hironaka & Suib website.