Exit Art: Electric Lab
Nov 1, 8-10pm.
Performances by The Loud Objects and dance performance with Ben Margolis and Jenny Torino’s neuromuscular stimulators. Q & A and reception to follow.
In the tradition of the performance work pioneered by Stelarc, Torino:Margolis presents "Duet by Proxy," a dance piece utilizing neuromuscular stimulation to introduce multiplicity into a single body.The audience is given remote-controls that operate neuromuscular stimulators that are attached to a dancer. The audience controls some of the dancer's body, and the dancer responds with the limbs remaining under the dancer's control. Hence, the single body ends up performing a duet. Choreography by Kelly Bartnik.
Moondog Rising Festival
Nov 2, 3, 2007
Advent Lutheran Church, 93rd and Broadway
Born Louis Thomas Hardin in 1916, Moondog first made an impression in the late '40s when his music was played by the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. His unique, melodic compositions were released on the Prestige jazz label. In the late '60s the Viking-garbed Moondog was a pop music sensation on Columbia Records. The last decades of his life saw his evolution as a master composer for European orchestras.
'Moondog Rising' is a unique collaboration between organizations, performers, artists, scholars, and supporters convening in New York for two days (November 2 and 3), of concerts, a symposium, and social action in honor of Moondog (Louis Hardin), a prolific but under-recognized composer.
John F. Simon Jr. - "Winds Across the Inner Sea"
Until Nov 3
Gering Lopez gallery, 730 5th Ave (56/57th st), New York, NY
"Playing between instinct and idea, this series of large-scale compositions combine laser cut Formica and LCD screens with endlessly changing software. Each composition merges the physicality of the material world with the fluid inner world of code. The LCD screen functions simultaneously as a visual element of the surface and a window into the system's evolution."
John Moran - What If Saori Had A Party
October 21-November 4
Tuesday-Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Sundays at 6:30 p.m.
$15 for students
"I am convinced that there is no more important composer working today, than John Moran. His works have been so advanced as to be considered revolutionary."
"Saori portrays a magical, Anime-Children's Show-Host, sealed forever inside a protective, computerized-bubble. Trouble begins one day as Saori decides to have a birthday party; and 'Death' (Joseph Keckler) arrives to deliver the present of 'Youth' (Katherine Brook).
This is Moran trademark style of full-length, high precision music-theater; delivered by 3 masters of the craft: Saori Tsukada, Joseph Keckler and Katherine Brook. This commission by Performance Space 122 also marks the 20th anniversary of Moran's work, which began at P.S.122 with his groundbeaking techno-opera, 'Jack Benny!', in 1987-88."
Dorkbot NYC - November 7
Kuba Bakowski: TV Zero Zones
Thessia Machado: pluck or dot matrix space resonator
Rob Seward: "KILL" "RUN" "HOME"
Asian Contemporary Art Fair
Oct 27 - Nov 20
Visual Art Performance Biennial