Artists Space: Riot Radio Ballad - 17 Nov 2009 to 22 Nov 2009
Artists Space and Performa are pleased to present
"Riot Radio Ballad"
November 17–22, 2009
A series of programs that explore the illusory and futurist aspects of spoken word, audio and radio material. Including events by James Hoff, Alex Waterman, Nick Relph, Karin Schneider, and Mattin.
The artists, musicians and performers of "Riot Radio Ballad" seek to consider—through sound, spoken word and action—violent effusive struggle; the wireless imagination of the futurists; iconoclastic expression and the sonic architecture of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. All privilege the ear over the eye, from words whispered in instruction or played out through radio waves.
Presented by Performa & Artists Space; curated by Mark Beasley.
November 17–22 "How Wheeling Feels When the Ground Walks Away"
by James Hoff, performances at 6pm & 7pm each evening.
SPACE IS LIMITED, RSVP IS ESSENTIAL: firstname.lastname@example.org
James Hoff's “How Wheeling Feels When the Ground Walks Away” presents an audio landscape comprised of various historic riots, from the concert hall and music venue to the sounds of modern warfare. Presented in surround sound, the work relentlessly envelops the audience as the tumultuous panorama of over layered riots travel around the gallery.
Sound design and production by James Hoff and Mike Skinner, special thanks to Arup Acoustics.
November 21: 12pm "Not for Sale: Noise Panel"
Designed to accompany the two day Mike Kelley-curated music festival “A Fantastic World Superimposed on Reality” (Nov.. 20-21), the “Not For Sale: Noise Panel” at Artists Space will include artist and musician Tony Conrad; Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at Columbia University and author of “Beyond the Dream Syndicate,” Branden W. Joseph; composer, musician, and author of “A Power Stronger Than Itself: A History of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians,” George Lewis; and Performa-commissioned artist, musician, and experimental composer Arto Lindsay.
Moderated by Mark Beasley.
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November 21: 2pm "A Ballad of Accounting 2009: Composition for Cello and Brooklyn Queens Expressway"
A musical performance by Alex Waterman with a 16-millimeter film by Elizabeth Wendelbo.
November 22: 12pm "Performa Radio"
with Nick Relph, Karin Schneider, and Mattin.
“Performa Radio” will take the shape of two newly commissioned works and one previously existing work. New commissions will be presented at Artists Space by artist Nick Relph, experimental filmmaker and writer Karin Schneider, and artist Mattin. Broadcast by AIR, Art International Radio at www.ARTonAIR.org.
Co-curated by Mark Beasley and Anthony Huberman.
All events are FREE.