Rhizome Presents: Ryan C. Clarke's Shirley Sound & Further Processions, in LA with Friends with Benefits & Outland

NeueHouse Hollywood, 6121 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Wed Feb, 16 2022, 7PM

On Wednesday, February 16, Friends with Benefits, Outland, and Rhizome gather at NeueHouse Hollywood for a night of art, music, and conversation. The event features the premiere of Ryan C. Clarke's Rhizome-commissioned Shirley Sound & Further Processions (2022), an audio-video deep listening session that considers what is lost in Black music as a result of its digitization and compression. Conversations organized by Outland's editor Brian Droitcour and DJ sets programmed by Friends with Benefits round out the event.

Limited slots are available—please RSVP, here.


7PM: Conversations by Outland

  • On Technical Standards, Compression, and Loss: Ryan C. Clarke & critic Geeta Dayal
  • Exit Through the Gift Economy: Crypto & the Institution: Artistic Director of Rhizome Michael Connor; artist and writer Aria Dean;  LACMA Art + Technology Lab Program Director Joel Ferree; and Epoch.Gallery founder Peter Wu+ 

8PM: Rhizome presents Ryan C. Clarke's Shirley Sound & Further Processions

9PM: FWB presents DJ sets by Alima Lee & Bapari 


About the Artist & Organizers

Based in New Orleans, Ryan C. Clarke is an artist and co-editor at Dweller Electronics.

Friends With Benefits is a community of Web3 artists, operators, and thinkers bound together by shared values and shared incentives ($FWB).

Outland is a new platform dedicated to fostering critical conversations around emerging digital technologies and their connections to contemporary art. We aim to present insightful perspectives on a future-facing art world.