Tue, March 10th, 2015
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In his Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, MAUS—a moving father-son memoir about the Holocaust drawn with cats and mice—Art Spiegelman changed the definition of comics forever. In WORDLESS! — a new and stimulating hybrid of slides, talk and musical performance — he probes further into the nature and possibilities of his medium.
Spiegelman, noted as a historian and theorist of comics as well as an artist, collaborates with Phillip Johnston, the critically acclaimed jazz composer who wrote all-new scores he will be performing live with his sextet. Johnston is best known for his work as a jazz composer (Microscopic Septet, The Coolerators), and as a creator of music for silent films, most recently Lotte Reineger’s 1927 animated feature, The Adventures of Prince Achmed. This work was originally commissioned by the Sydney Opera House for GRAPHIC.
Named one of Time magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’, Art Spiegelman has been translated into over 25 languages. Sponsored by the Program in Jewish Studies. Part of a year-long series of events, titled “The Book Unbound,” in celebration of the new Sawyer Library.