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Two “Artists of the Air” on the Limits of Time and Space

At a panel at this year’s PEN America World Voices Festival, high-wire walker Phillippe Petit and extreme-action pioneer Elizabeth Streb discuss their death-defying art. The post Two “Artists of the Air” on the Limits of Time and Space appeared first on Guernica.

Every year PEN America presents its World Voices Festival, a literary festival in New York City featuring at least 200 writers and artists from over fifty countries in conversation about some of the most important literary, cultural, and political topics of our age. This year the event spanned six days, from May 6th to May 12th, and Guernica writers were able to attend four of the events. These are their dispatches from the festival.

“We live in a time where time is so important,” lamented Philippe Petit, the storied French high-wire walker, to Elizabeth

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