Thursday, June 07, 2012

some upcoming events in june and july...

june 12, 2012
i will be in montreal next week for a performance... 
as part of ghosts of public spaces/actions!
(part of festival suoni per il popolo) at sala rosa,

i will present a live improvised performance with sound and video.
i will also be giving an artist talk on the 11th... more info here.

june 28 - september 28, 2012
shells, bells, steps and silences - 

a series of recent video works.
at LACE in hollywood, california

a new multi-channel video and sound installation,
riffing off of a group of seashells and objects that
belonged to martha graham, my research last year in
berlin with walter benjamin’s notebooks,
and a diary of my year of performing john cage’s 4’33″
everyday during 2011. this will be my first exhibition
to focus exclusively on video. the works include:
“everything she left behind that fits in my hand”
(an accounting of objects and shells that belonged
to martha graham), “a lexicon of silences” (an index
of the various graphic actions benjamin used to cross
out mistakes in various manuscripts), “cathedral loops”
(short experiments inspired by a postcard that belonged
to benjamin), and “bells, shells, steps and silences”
(a three channel work using benjamin’s theme symbols
to develop a graphic notation towards sound episodes,
which interact with each other via chance operation).

you can see some footage here

july 12 – august 12, 2012

rag picking
meinblau gallery
berlin, germany

a solo exhibition of new works that have
evolved from my work at the akademie
der kunste researching walter benjamin’s
archive. the exhibition will include sound,
visual works, and a text work.

July 27 – October 21, 2012

the menil collection
houston, tx

group exhibition featuring: Joseph Beuys,
Marcel Broodthaers, John Cage, Marcel
Duchamp, David Hammons, Tehching Hsieh,
Jennie C. Jones, Jacob Kirkegaard, René
Magritte, Mark Manders, Christian Marclay,
Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Max Neuhaus,
Robert Rauschenberg, Doris Salcedo, Tino Sehgal,
Stephen Vitiello and others.
the exhibition will travel to the berkeley art museum
in early 2013.

i will be showing several paintings and a sculpture
related to cage’s 4’33″ as well as a 400 page text work
365 X 433 (a year of listening), as well as a film.
stephen vitiello and i will perform a sound work
on the 28th in the rothko chappel.


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