Two Rhizome events at the New Museum:
presented by the New Museum and Rhizome.
Part of We Remember Stories, Not Facts: Wu Tsang in Residence
7th Floor Sky Room
Thursday, June 23rd, 4pm - 9pm
Free before 7pm, $12 after
Tonight: The New Museum and Rhizome are pleased to present THE TABLE. THE TABLE
is a 5-hour day-into-night performance by DJ/producers Kingdom (Ezra
Rubin), NGUZUNGUZU (Asma Maroof & Daniel Pineda), and Total Freedom
(Ashland Mines) in collaboration with Wu Tsang. Presented by Wu Tsang
as part of his residency We Remember Stories, Not Facts, THE TABLE is
a live performance/webcast that brings together a group of artists who
believe in DJing as an art form. THE TABLE places the four DJs on four
opposing sides of a table in the middle of the floor. The artists face
each other, working together and/or against each other to produce a
constant stream of ad-libbed new ideas in sound. The unusual set-up
gives the audience an unconventional role as co-conspirator, huddled
around the table like students at a schoolyard brawl. The particular
placement of the table uses bad feng shui to pleasantly disrupt our
experience of entertainment and hospitality. THE TABLE is part of an
ongoing series of parties/sound/experiences that began in Los Angeles.
Total Freedom, aka Ashland Mines, is a DJ/Producer living in Los
Angeles. Besides being known internationally for brain broadening DJ
sets, Ashland is known in Los Angeles for his work curating and
producing events. The first experiments with The Table were directed
KINGDOM, aka Ezra Rubin, is a DJ/Producer living in Los Angeles.
Ezra's work is held in high regard around the world for its completely
individual, almost otherworldly, character. Ezra has official releases
on Fools Gold, Night Slugs, and Acephale and more to come on his own
Fade To Mind.
NGUZUNGUZU is a DJ and production duo from Los Angeles. Their
production work has been featured by artist like MIA, Sam Sparro and
Rye Rye. In 2010 they had official releases on Silverback Recordings
and Innovative Leisure. A release of new work is slated for early
summer on Kingdom's imprint Fade To Mind.
This event is part of the RE:NEW RE:PLAY Performance Residency Series.
Related: Two Questions for Wu Tsang
Life Feed: New Works by Jeremy Bailey and Antoine Catala
June 24 at 7pm
Tomorrow: Jeremy Bailey
and Antoine Catala
are two artists who have both taken
interest in the webcam as a medium and a subject, from divergent
perspectives. Bailey, who lives in Toronto, creates webcam
performances in which he manipulates animated models while spinning
out monologues with a nerdy lack of self-awareness --both excessive,
even grotesque, challenges to assumptions of
transparency in screen and self. Recently, Bailey has been
experimenting with thought-controlled technology, devices that respond
to readings of their users' brainwaves, to imagine one extreme that
future telecom technology might take and to satirize art-critical
cliches about the uniqueness of the artist's mind and works that make
the artist's process transparent. Catala, a French artist based in New
York, has made sculptures using television as readymade, a treatment
of the medium that applies to the material of the monitor as much as
it does to the images of whatever channel it happens to be tuned to.
For Catala, lifecasting -- the practice of non-stop transmission of
oneself via webcam -- represents both the movement of broadcast
technology from the professional studio to the home as well as a
concentrated instance of the constant self-design and performance that
the social internet requires -- a demand that he, like most artists
who make their work available online for market and exhibition
systems, feels particularly acutely. On June 24, Bailey and Catala
will present new works drawing on these recent areas of study. This event is curated by Brian Droitcour.
This event is part of Rhizome’s New Silent Series at the New Museum.
Related: Life Feed: Webcams, Art, and People
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