'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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