Marina Abramovic Institute Plans 24-Hour Reading of German Fantasy Novel in Hudson
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For 24 consecutive hours, from 2pm on November 23 until 2pm on November 24, the Marina Abramovic Institute and Basilica Hudson will hold a marathon reading of Walter Moers' 2004 fantasy novel "The City of Dreaming Books," which tells of a mythical young dragon-like creature who must track down the author of the perfect story, which he has inherited from his late grandfather. The young dragon (named Yarnspinner) travels all around Zamonia in his search and ends up in Bookholm, where the evil Pfistomel Smyke hordes the lion's share of the world's most prized books, maintaining his rule by hypnotizing his enemies with music, and plotting to destroy all forms of art. Photo by the author.
The 24-hour reading will take place at Basilica Hudson -- former site of NADA Hudson, if that helps -- it will be free and open to the public, with local residents, students, and teachers from nearby schools invited to participate. This will be the MAI's second foray into the performance art sub-genre
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