Theory in Paris (2018)

Performance, 3 min 29 seconds
Video courtesy the artist

Filmed by Jacques Mora of Shirt performing Theory (2015) on opening night of Metaphoria III, a group show that took place at the exhibition center Le Centquatre-Paris. At the invitation of curator Silvia Guerra, it marked Shirt’s first stand-alone performance of "Theory,” since the work was released that summer. A collaboration between the rapper and poet Kenneth Goldsmith, all of Shirt’s lyrics through three verses in the song are exactly taken from the pages of Goldsmith's book of the same name. It can be viewed here.