John Hudak and Kurt Ralske at LMAKprojects NYC | 9 Oct 7pm

Posted by john hudak | Thu Oct 5th 2006 8:20 a.m.

LMAKprojects is pleased to present A Fold in The Fabric, an integrated
exhibition and media performance series featuring artists whose works often
fall into the boundary zone between exhibition object, installation
environment and live performance. These artists conjure systems of relations
between objects in the world and their media representations, often
manipulating both in the moment of live performance.

Performance by John Hudak and Kurt Ralske
Monday, October 9, 2006, 7pm
LMAKprojects 526 West 26th Street, #310, NYC
Admission is free

John Hudak
hypnogoge
sound and video performance

Kurt Ralske
For Phillip Guston At Half-Speed
sound and video performance

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About the artists:

John Hudak has been interested in sound and music from the age of four when
he began to play a variety of instruments. At the University of Delaware
(BA, English 1981) and Naropa Institute for the Arts (1979), he studied
video, photography, creative writing and dance. He then began to create
taped soundtracks for his solo performance art pieces. In recent years, he
has concentrated on sound, particularly natural sounds.
Hudak's current sound work focuses on the minimalism and repetition of
sounds below the usual threshold of hearing, sounds that are filtered out or
considered non-musical. These sounds are recorded, deconstructed and
processed, their rhythms and textures being the basis for aural
manipulations.

hypnogoge
Utilizing aspects of sound and body movement, my performance will dwell upon
the place between waking and sleeping, where the conscious and the
unconscious mind overlaps, leaving the two parts to intermingle. The give
and take of what is known and what is remembered presents interesting
juxtapositions that the driving hyper-aware cognitive part wouldn't
necessarily think to make.

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Kurt Ralske's video installations and performances are created exclusively
with his own custom software. His work has been exhibited internationally,
including at the Guggenheim Bilbao, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art,
and the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art.

Kurt programmed and co-designed a 9-channel video installation that is
permanently in the lobby of the MoMA in NYC. In 2003, his work received
First Prize at the Transmediale International Media Art Festival in Berlin,
as a member of the video ensemble 242.pilots. He is also the
author/programmer of Auvi, a popular video software
environment in use by artists in 22 countries.

Kurt resides in New York City. He teaches at the School of the Museum of
Fine Arts, Boston, and the School of Visual Arts, New York.

For Phillip Guston At Half-Speed
Composer Morton Feldman (1926 - 1987) described parallels between his music
and the rough, irregular patterns of certain antique Turkish carpets. Artist
Kurt Ralske's video performance/installation "For Phillip Guston At
Half-Speed" uses images of these carpets as a point of departure. Static
images are animated via a series of processes modeled on various natural
phenomena. The video clarifies the connection between sound and image, and
provides an entry point to total immersion in Feldman's world of repetition,
evolution, sound and silence.

"All we composers really have to work with is time and sound
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