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Location One presents
XtraCurricular*, a collaboration between Location One and the Columbia University School of the Arts.
Thursday, 27 January 2011
The Perlin Papers is a series of eight short films that reveal stories of domestic espionage during the Cold War period in the United States.
The Perlin Papers is an archive of 250,000 pages located at Columbia University. The archive contains many of the FBI documents related to the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, U.S. citizens who were tried and executed in 1953 for allegedly spying for the Soviet Union For two decades after the execution, the FBI tracked hundreds of people tangentially connected to the case.
The Perlin Papers films focus on the overlooked and seemingly unimportant documents in the archive as a way of unpacking history and connecting it to the present.
The Perlin Papers archive at Columbia University is named for a distant relative. Marshall “Mike” Perlin (1920 – 1998) was a civil-liberties lawyer whose lawsuit on behalf of the Rosenbergs’ children resulted in one of the first successful uses of the Freedom of Information Act in the United States.
The running time for this event is approximately 70 minutes and is free to the public.
The Performance Program at Location OneThe Abramović Studio is a space within Location One dedicated to the ongoing performance series of long-durational works focusing on open-ended forms of workshops, panels and discussions. All programs are curated by Jovana Stokić.
In Spring 2011, five artists and thinkers are invited to curate five nights, using the Location One space for an evening of play and extracurricular events.
January 27 – Jenny Perlin