Robert Ashley: That Morning Thing

  This review of Robert Ashley’s opera That Morning Thing was posted on frieze.com:   Robert Ashley, That Morning Thing, 2011. Photo: Paula Court. Courtesy of Performa. ‘Language, translation and misinterpretation’, the catch-all research theme chosen as a rallying point for Performa 11, would alone have justified the inclusion of Robert Ashley’s experimental 1967 opera That Morning Thing (curated by Mark Beasley) in this iteration of the performance art biennial. The work explicitly concerns itself with the question of language and rival, non-verbal modes of communication. Its three acts followed by an epilogue vividly – all too vividly at times … Continue reading Robert Ashley: That Morning Thing