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The Quiet Volume

Multnomah County Central Library (map) Southwest
Thursdays-Saturdays, 11:20 p.m., Sundays, 12:20 p.m., Tue., Sept. 11, 10:20 a.m. and Wed., Sept. 12, 10:20 a.m. Continues through Sept. 16 2012 All Ages

Multnomah County Central Library
$8-10

The silence of a library is a very particular thing: No one is talking, but everyone is thinking, reading, and turning pages. (Unless you’re at the Central Library… then, possibly, someone is shouting about how it’s their turn to use the internet.) Libraries are unique spaces, public but focused, and performance artists Tim Etchells and Ant Hampton take advantage of that peculiarity in their introspective piece The Quiet Volume, which invites two audience members at a time to don headsets and follow whispered cues that lead them through the library’s stacks. The piece—which examines the nature of the reading experience—has been performed in libraries worldwide. ALISON HALLETT

Multnomah County Central Library

801 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205
503-988-5123
Hours: Mon 10am-6pm, Tue-Wed 10am-8pm, Thu-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
http://www.multcolib.org

Venue Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm, Tue-Wed 10am-8pm, Thu-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thursdays-Saturdays, 11:20 p.m., Sundays, 12:20 p.m., Tue., Sept. 11, 10:20 a.m. and Wed., Sept. 12, 10:20 a.m. Continues through Sept. 16 2012