Hold Your Applause : Four Takes on Clapping

Friday, May 2nd at 8pm
at Machine Project


Applause Machine (in Construction Yellow), designed by Martin Smith for Laikingland


An event about clapping, organized on the occasion of Cabinet magazine’s new issue on Celebration. Writer Kate Wolf will speak about clapping history, etiquette, and semiotics; musicians Nick Tamburro and John Atkinson will perform Steve Reich’s Clapping Music (1972); ethnomusicologist Carol Merrill-Mirsky will teach a clapping game, c. 1980 Los Angeles playgrounds; and artist Casey Anderson will lead an interactive artwork, QUARTERS (CLAPPING).

This event is part of Quarterly, an occasional series of Machine Project events organized by Sasha Archibald in conjunction with Cabinet, the arts and culture magazine based in Brooklyn, New York.