"JOHN CAGE PERFORMS JAMES JOYCE "









A private performance by John Cage realizing his "Writing For The Fifth Time Through Finnegans Wake" in three ways: reading, singing, and whispering using I-Chin chance-operation: Chinese fortune-telling.

Roaratorio is one of the classics of Cage's oeuvre and in Iimura's 15-minute recording, John Cage Performs James Joyce, Cage presents the core of the spoken part of the work. Its composition, like many of his other works, is aided by the I-ChingÉ Like so many of his[Cage's] initiatives, the line between the artwork and its making is blurred, a statement aided and amplified by Iimura's collaboration in its making.
- Mike Leggett, Leonardo Digital Review, MIT Press, Internet.



1985, 15min., color, NTSC/Region ALL
Home use : US$100 (Institutional use US$400)
Exhibited at "Rolywholyover: A Circus by John Cage", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Mito Art Museum, Mito, Japan
ISBN-13: 978-4-901181-31-0
ISBN-10: 4-901181-31-9