Tomorrow, June 23rd, the New Museum and Rhizome will present THE
TABLE, 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. Part of
Tsang’s residency at the New Museum “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. In advance of the
event, we posed 2 questions to Tsang to give some context for the
event, its participants, and background.
I’m excited to have Kingdom, NGUZUNGUZU, Total Freedom, and you (of course), in a focused event at the Museum. Like so many other DJs/ producers, their work is broadly influential—or rather broader than the fine art sphere, and moving through lots of different contexts in the U.S. and internationally. And yet there is also something specific to the way you all work as collaborators, which I imagine the structure of the event (you all around a table) will throw into relief. I wonder how their work will translate into the space of the 7th floor, i.e. not a club. Can you describe this event, and what the inspiration for it was?