Please join me this weekend for "Abstract Horror" at Galapagos art space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. I will be
playing demo-ing some of my music with accompanying animation. 100% of the material has been posted to the Internet but it needs the occasional meat space trial.
Namenwirth's program notes:
Entry wall: Oliver Michaels, "Marching to the Sun" (Quicktime movie loop). Video sculpture spits and spews various mundane objects, questioning perpetual energy and common sense.
7.30-7.45 Matt Freedman and Tim Spelios (performance). In this collaboration these multi-talented artists riff off each other, Matt drawing cartoons as Tim drums. Satire meets absurdity in this offbeat combination.
7.50-8.05 Ken Butler (performance), "Voices of Anxious Objects." The artist-musician performs mesmerizing world textures and driving melodic gypsy grooves with passion and purpose on an amazing arsenal of amplified hybrid string instruments made from household objects and tools. Duchampian Dada meets Hybrid Hindu Hendrix as function and form collide in an environment ofhyperactive hardware. Perhaps he will drag out some of the more "dangerous" instruments for this show. Guns, swords, axes, and knives may sing for their supper.
8.08-8.09 Richard Kern, "Lulu in the woods,"1 minute. A short video of a beautiful young woman (Lulu) moving around in nature in her underwear. Innocence mixes with anticipation of some action.
8.08-8.10 Marcin Ramocki, "Serenity" DVD. Short and funny video depicting a group of people discussing the artistic merits of the sci-fi feature "Serenity."
8.11-8.16 Jillian Mcdonald, "Zombie Animation." A motley crew of zombies--images downloaded from www documentation of flash mob "zombie-walks"--lumber through post-industrial cityscapes long gentrified and now rezoned for condo living.
8.18-8.25 William Stone, "Savage Ferox," DVD. In 2005 Stone traveled 150 miles up a jungle river in Guyana South America with Mark Dion and Bob Braine. Shark the guide tells a story of the only movie that he had ever seen on a big screen as a few bottles of rum were consumed around the jungle campfire. It was an Italian movie called Savage Ferox (sometimes called Let them Die Slowly) that was banned in Italy because it was rumored that real human corpses were used.
8.26-8.30 Linda Post, "Mortal Storm," DVD. Appropriates the opening footage of a Hollywood film of the same title from 1940. A god-like voice booms over storm clouds, lamenting human the weakness to resort to violence. The scene is repeated, locking us in a loop of the dilemma.
8.35-8.50 Tom Moody (performance). For this performance Moody will
playdemo a selection of his tunes accompanied by looping animated GIFs from his website.
9.00-9.20 Bubbly Fish (performance). Playing with a Gameboy, Haeyoung Kim creates penetrating 8-bit music.