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I’ll have some new work, “Ambience Scores,” in re/spond/re/peat, curated by Audra Wolowiec at Soapbox Gallery (636 Dean Street, Brooklyn), June 8-21. There will be an opening Friday, June 8, 6-8pm, and a closing party with performances June 20, 6-8pm.
Ambience scores are transcriptions into language of the ordinarily unheard sounds of place. From this alphabetically rendered sound composition, places could then be performed as voice. Think Kurt Schwitters Ursonate meets field recordings. The originating moments they capture are ephemeral and unrepeatable; transcription errors are inevitable, but every attempt at the impossible task is made. Banged out on a portable manual typewriter, these Ambience Scores follow my ongoing studio practice of “Language Drawing” (capturing words from the air, often through radio listening) and recent “Combat Log” performance which attempted to record the sounds and scores of a skee-ball tournament in realtime. They also carry forward a peculiar passion for instructional art.
curated by audra wolowiec
june 8 – 21, 2012
opening reception: friday, june 8, 6-8pm
with performances by man bartlett, naomi miller and gary schultz
closing: wednesday, june 20, 6-8pm
with performances by shanti grumbine, adam overton, g douglas barrett, and sal randolph
636 dean street
brooklyn, ny 11238
works by adam overton, austin thomas, caroline woolard, elana mann, emcee c.m., g douglas barrett, gary schultz, huong ngo, las hermanas, lisa young, man bartlett, mary billyou, melanie manos, mimi cabell, naomi miller, nina horisaki-christens, sal randolph, seth weiner, shanti grumbine, sophie barbasch, steve roden, temporary services.
re/spond/re/peat is a group exhibition that brings together artists and artist groups working across disciplines from performance, sound, and print media, all of whom invite dialog through incorporating language in the form of text or speech.
using the idea of the soapbox as a starting point, the artists ask the viewer to become an active participant by extending an invitation to respond or repeat to the works on view. from take-away works on paper, audio and live performances, to books and business cards, these experimental actions will subtly diverge from the historic use of the soapbox as site for political address, creating a more intimate platform for exchange. the individual act of making will be shifted into the realm of the collective, drawing us towards a poetic activism. each piece will be documented and included in an independent publication at the end of the exhibition.
hours wednesday – thursday 2-7pm / saturday – sunday 1-6pm / and by appointment