the New Museum

Thu Jun, 23 2011, 10PM

Thursday, June 23rd 4pm - 9pm RE:NEW RE:PLAY 7th Floor Sky Room Free before 7pm, $12 after
BUY TICKETS 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 by him. 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.