Thursday, June 23rd
4pm - 9pm
7th Floor Sky Room
Free before 7pm, $12 after
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.