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Nasher Sculpture Center continues its 360 Speaker Series with Anne Le Troter, who will discuss her sound installation at the Nasher, which draws on the language used in sperm and egg donor profiles to address questions of ethics, eugenics and the role of the state in reproduction. For her Nasher commission, Le Troter has developed a sound piece that comprises hundreds of audio samples she collected from a U.S.-based cryobank, a facility or enterprise that collects and stores human sperm from sperm donors for use by women who need donor-provided sperm to achieve pregnancy.

In the recordings, donors respond to questions on family, life, and their vision for the future, while employees provide their impressions of donors’ genetic qualities, hobbies, values, and physical traits. Altogether, the samples form portraits of prospective donors, which Le Troter distorts through the repetition of certain phrases, utterances, and pauses. Inspired by such science fiction novels as H.G. Wells’s The Island of Doctor Moreau (1832) and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932), Le Troter’s sound installation will consider the ethics of eugenics and the role of language in the endless search for an absurdist ideal.

Nasher Sculpture Center continues its 360 Speaker Series with Anne Le Troter, who will discuss her sound installation at the Nasher, which draws on the language used in sperm and egg donor profiles to address questions of ethics, eugenics and the role of the state in reproduction. For her Nasher commission, Le Troter has developed a sound piece that comprises hundreds of audio samples she collected from a U.S.-based cryobank, a facility or enterprise that collects and stores human sperm from sperm donors for use by women who need donor-provided sperm to achieve pregnancy.

In the recordings, donors respond to questions on family, life, and their vision for the future, while employees provide their impressions of donors’ genetic qualities, hobbies, values, and physical traits. Altogether, the samples form portraits of prospective donors, which Le Troter distorts through the repetition of certain phrases, utterances, and pauses. Inspired by such science fiction novels as H.G. Wells’s The Island of Doctor Moreau (1832) and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932), Le Troter’s sound installation will consider the ethics of eugenics and the role of language in the endless search for an absurdist ideal.

Nasher Sculpture Center continues its 360 Speaker Series with Anne Le Troter, who will discuss her sound installation at the Nasher, which draws on the language used in sperm and egg donor profiles to address questions of ethics, eugenics and the role of the state in reproduction. For her Nasher commission, Le Troter has developed a sound piece that comprises hundreds of audio samples she collected from a U.S.-based cryobank, a facility or enterprise that collects and stores human sperm from sperm donors for use by women who need donor-provided sperm to achieve pregnancy.

In the recordings, donors respond to questions on family, life, and their vision for the future, while employees provide their impressions of donors’ genetic qualities, hobbies, values, and physical traits. Altogether, the samples form portraits of prospective donors, which Le Troter distorts through the repetition of certain phrases, utterances, and pauses. Inspired by such science fiction novels as H.G. Wells’s The Island of Doctor Moreau (1832) and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932), Le Troter’s sound installation will consider the ethics of eugenics and the role of language in the endless search for an absurdist ideal.

WHEN

WHERE

Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/engage/event?id=757

TICKET INFO

$10; Free for Nasher Members and students.
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