'The final installment of Creative Time's multi-part Waiting for Godot in New Orleans by Paul Chan, A Field Guide brings together a rich collection of primary ephemera, photographs, articles, and essays that explore the project's unique community-centric process from conception to completion. Divided into eight sections—Remember, Picture, Relate, Organize, Appear, Play, Film, Reflect—the book centers around Creative Time's production of Samuel Beckett's classic play over two weekends in two New Orleans neighborhoods—the middle of an intersection in the Lower Ninth Ward, and the front yard of an abandoned house in Gentilly. The production re-imagines the post-Katrina landscape of New Orleans as the setting for the 20th century's most emblematic story of waiting, and in doing so, illuminates the personal and political conditions facing the people of New Orleans and the evacuees in surrounding cities.' (Creative Time website)
Access level

Onsite

Location code MON.CHP4
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2010

No of pages

338

ISBN / ISSN

9781928570059

No of copies

1

Content type

artist monograph

Chapter headings
Remember
What Happened?
What to Do with the Negroes?

- Kalamu Ya SALAAM

Picture
Waiting for Godot in New Orleans

- Paul CHAN, 陳佩之

Destroyer of Worlds

- Nato THOMPSON

Directing a Post-Katrina Godot

- Christopher MCELROEN

Relate
Political Beckett?

- Terry EAGLETON

What Happens

- Alain BADIOU

Waiting for Godot in Sarajevo

- Susan SONTAG

Organise
Producing Waiting for Godot in New Orleans

- Gavin KROEBER

Appear
Bringing the Corner Back to Life

- Lolis Eric ELIE

Play
Godot is Great

- David CUTHBERT

That Tree, That Levee

- Anne GISLESON

Puking My Puke of a Life

- Andrea BOLL

Is New Orleans Waiting for Godot?

- Jed HORNE

Film
Constellations around the Making of The Fullness of Life

- Cauleen SMITH

Excerpts from Pre-Production Notes for The Fullness of Life

- Cauleen SMITH

Conversation with Cauleen Smith

- Ashley JONES

Reflect
It Took a Life of Its Own: Interview with Robert Lynn Green, Sr.
The Space Really Echoed: Interview with Natalie Sciortino
I Saw Chris: Interview with Greta Gladney
Undoing: A Conversation between Kathy Halbreich and Paul Chan
Waiting for Godot in New Orleans: A Field Guide
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Waiting for Godot in New Orleans: A Field Guide