MR. TOL E. RANCE, MANIAC SHADOWS, HABITAT and More Set for The Kitchen's Spring 2013 Season
Maniac Shadows, The Kitchen, Habitat
The Kitchen has announced its Spring 2013 (April - June) Season. Details below!
SPRING 2013 PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS
Camille A. Brown and Dancers' Mr. TOL E. RAncE Tuesday - Saturday, April 2 - 6, 8:00 P.M.
Inspired by Spike Lee's controversial movie Bamboozled and Mel Watkins's book On The Real Side: From Slavery to Chris Rock, Camille A. Brown's Mr. TOL E. RAncE celebrates the humor and perseverance of the black performer while examining stereotypes that still dominate popular Black culture. Brown employs comedy, live original music, animation, theater and poignantly retrospective dance vocabulary in this very personal work, which also addresses the issue of tolerance - looking at what black performers have tolerated in the past and the forms of modern-day minstrelsy we tolerate today. Blending and contrasting the historical with the contemporary, this work seeks to engage the community in a dialogue about where we have been, where we are and where we might want to be.
Sam Green and Yo La Tengo's The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9 and 10, 7:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. each night Tickets: $25
The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller traces the career of the twentieth-century futurist, architect, engineer, inventor, and author - an early advocate for design and architecture's ability to tackle issues of sustainability and conservation, and to stimulate radical societal change. Drawing inspiration equally from old travelogues, the Benshi tradition, and TED talks, director Sam Green narrates the film in person and cues images from a laptop, while legendary indie-rock band Yo La Tengo performs their original score.
Chantal Akerman's Maniac Shadows
April 12 - May 11, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, April 12, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Exhibition Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 12:00 - 6:00 P.M.; Saturday 11:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. Curated by Tim Griffin and Lumi Tan
Playing on entwined relationships of presence and absence, legendary Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman's latest installation features video shot at her residences in different countries. During the exhibition's opening day, Akerman will be recorded in The Kitchen's second-floor space reading from her story My Mother Laughs. This video will join the others, introducing a kind of psycho- geography for domestic settings at once near and far.
Sonia Wieder-Atherton's Odyssey for Cello and Imaginary Choir Co-presented with the French Institute Alliance Française Thursday - Saturday, April 18-20, 8:00 P.M.
In conjunction with Chantal Akerman's Maniac Shadows, cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton presents the U.S. premiere of the final piece in a triptych that began with Jewish Songs and Songs from the East, which accompanied Akerman's eponymous 1993 film. Inspired by music from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, Wieder-Atherton offers a moving dreamscape constructed from sounds that transcends cultures and genres.
Marina Rosenfeld's P.A./HARD LOVE, Featuring Warrior Queen
Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, 8:00 P.M. Tickets: $15
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Marina Rosenfeld's P.A./HARD LOVE is the latest iteration of the artist's eponymous sound system, a rough assemblage of tricked-out horns, subwoofers and loudspeakers. Previously staged as P.A. in monumental settings like Liverpool's Renshaw Hall car park and the Park Avenue Armory, P.A./HARD LOVE features the collaboration of legendary dancehall emcee Warrior Queen and cellist Okkyung Lee. The work's diffuse aesthetics - an architectural mash-up of live sound and synthetic site recording - questions the conciliatory fantasies of public-ness and identity as conditions of broadcast sound. Instead, P.A./HARD LOVE plumbs the complex, mutually distorting relationship of space, voice and amplification. The evening also celebrates the album release of the project on electronic label Room40.
Tristan Perich's Noise Patterns
Thursday and Friday, May 16 and 17, 8:00 P.M. Tickets: $15
Expanding on Tristan Perich's previous tonal works for electronic circuits and acoustic instruments, Noise Patterns is a composition for sequenced 1-bit patterns of white noise, programmed for and performed by microchip. The music is an investigation into the foundational limits of computation, which surface in the seemingly simple world of randomness.
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