DE-CONSTRUKT [projekts] hosts a night of performances by David Zakarian, Elizabeth Milton, and Goodfight
David Zakarian explores extended technique through every corner of the alto saxophone and pushes the boundaries of sonic textures.
Elizabeth Milton (http://elizabethmilton.ca) performs Pink Waves: A Guided Meditation
Pink Waves: A Guided Meditation, is a performative experience that explores screen space, maximalist femininity and pop culture notions of transcendence. Using camp materiality and absurdist excess, Pink Waves collides visualizations, projections and performance into an ecstatic immersion into the femme sublime.
Goodfight performs Cheap Bounce
A performance playing through tape machines and recorders, sing songs and smoke ribbons, delay melts at room temperature, yielding a unique cassette recording of the evening's performance.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
David Zakarian is a saxophonist, improviser, and composer from Yerevan, Armenia. “…Challenges me to redefine the meaning of music” -Brev Spread
Elizabeth Milton is a performance and media artist who lives and works on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations in Vancouver, Canada. Her video and photo-based works utilize absurdist character play to explore hyperbolic expressivity, comedic excess and processes of endurance. Milton holds an MFA in Studio Art from the University of British Columbia and a BFA in Visual Art from Simon Fraser University. Her work has been exhibited and performed in venues across Canada and Europe and developed through artist residencies at the Banff Centre (Alberta), Access Gallery (Vancouver), Skaftfell Centre for Visual Art (Seyðisfjörður, Iceland) and De-Construkt Projects (Brooklyn, New York). She is a faculty member in the Fine Art Department at Langara College where she instructs courses in Media and Performance.
Goodfight is the imaginative home for sound designer, multi- instrumentalist and producer/ composer Andrew Forman and friends. The collective’s shows are improvised guerrilla musical pieces transitioning endlessly from obscure oddity to American standard to original anti folk and cheap bounced acid jazz.