Literature Program
 


Friday, June 12, 1987

NIGHTMARE CABARET

Presented at:
Hallwalls

NIGHTMARE CABARET, a performance by Schtoink. [NOTE: This event was not originally advertised but is evidenced by video documentation that exists in Hallwalls archives in the Poetry Collection, a special collection of the State University of New York at Buffalo Libraries. (Could this be an unannounced event in conjunction with the opening of SPACES exchange show of the same evening?) To learn more about how Hallwalls is working to make this archival material accessible for a digital future, please visit Migrating Media, our collaboration with Squeaky Wheel, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and the Experimental Television Center.]


Some publications related to this event:
May and June, 1987 - 1987

 
 
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