At this lecture and performance, Princeton University’s D. Graham Burnett and artist Sal Randolph, both members of the research consortium The Esthetical Society for Transcendental and Applied Realization, or ESTAR, will explore the group of archival documents known as the Nachtigall Convolute. They will sift through the compelling sources that have emerged from this uncertain archive, which is thought to reflect the activities of an intimate sodality of scholars, artists, and intellectuals (the Order of the Third Bird) based in Istanbul in the early 1940s. Attendees will have an opportunity to experiment with the techniques of “figuration” that seem to be at issue in these puzzling materials.
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