Ulysses (15)

7pm / + Short films

27 March 2013
Cinema 2

Standard - £10.50 online /
£11.50 on the door

Barbican Members - £8.40 online /
£9.20 on the door

Concessions - £9.50 online /
£10.50 on the door

Under 18s £6

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Find out more about Dancing around Duchamp

Joyce modelled an unsympathetic character in Finnegan’s Wake after Duchamp. Partners of parallel deconstructions, he and Joyce respectively reached a point in their odysseys where their sympathy for the comfort of their audience was very close to nil.

In 1967, Joyce’s book was adapted for the screen by Fred Haines and Joseph Strick, caused great controversy for its liberal use of the f-word, and was banned in Ireland as being ‘subversive to public morality’.

UK/US 1967 Dir Joseph Strick 123 min

Interview Performance

SoHo TV - a project of the Artists Television Network - interviews John Cage on his work on James Joyce's textual piece, Finnegans Wake. From a starting point of simple rules, the conversation and Cage's process become dazzlingly complex and intertwined.

US 1978 26 min

John Cage performs James Joyce

Documenting the vocal performance of John Cage as he 'reads', 'vocalizes' and 'whispers' in three different manners his artificial language taken from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake.

1978 Dir Takahiko Limura 26 min

This event is part of:
A Grammar of Subversion

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