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Untitled (plate tectonics)
Performance-installation by Andy Graydon
Featuring performances by Nathan Carter, Nils Karsten, Joyce Kim, Mostra (Gabriela Monroy and Caspar Stracke), and Tmm Mulligan
Untitled (plate tectonics) performance installation by Andy Graydon, 2010
LMAKprojects is pleased to present a new season of LMAKseries: Andy Graydon’s Untitled (plate tectonics), featuring performances by Nathan Carter, Nils Karsten, Joyce Kim, Mostra (Gabriela Monroy and Capar Stracke), Tmm Mulligan.
LMAKseries furthers LMAKproject’s aim to integrate film, video, sound art, and media performance into the gallery’s mission and its vision of the contemporary landscape. One particular interest of the series is in exploring the ongoing inter-relationships between digital media, film, and music, whose practices may incorporate improvisation, computer processing, live interaction, narrative, sculptural and spatial aspects in ways that open our conception of both art practice and reception
This evening is a performance version of Graydon’s dubplate sound installation Untitled (plate tectonics). The twelve records of the original installation are released into the hands of six guest artists who take turns manipulating the aural environment of the gallery, building on the others’ contributions, and “dubbing” the space of exhibition using the sounds of other exhibition spaces.
With Untitled (plate tectonics), Andy Graydon explores the physical dimensions of location in contrast to its perception. After obtaining the ambient sounds of eleven “natural” art locations in New York – museums, fairs, galleries – Graydon cut the recordings onto unique acetate phonograph records, dubplates, that allow visitors to reshape the present gallery space with sound. Environment is used as a material. Replaying the sounds of these New York institutions as they intermix with the ambient sounds of LMAKprojects, space is at once extended and collapsed. Dubplates, for the music industry, are used in mastering studios before the final master. They are meant for temporary use, they deteriorate over time. The sounds recorded on their surface begin to dissolve after about fifty plays.
Special thanks to the artists who created additional recordings for the installation: Andrea Williams, Ben Owen, Richard Garet, sawako, and Pe Lang.
Nathan Carter was born in Dallas, TX. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received an MA from Yale University School of Art and his work has been shown at venues such as Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany; Casey Kaplan, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada and Taxter & Spengemann in New York.
Nils Karsten received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1999, participated in the Skowhegan program in 2002, and received his MFA from Vermont College in 2003. His work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the US, and internationally; including Contrasts Gallery in Shanghai, China, Earl McGrath in Los Angeles, Marvelli Gallery and the Museum of Art & Design in New York, and the Pera Museum in Istanbul, Turkey. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Joyce Kim lives and works in New York. She received an M.A. from New York University and has had exhibitions at Artists’ Space, New York; The Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels, Belgium; Peres Project, Los Angeles; and Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York. She is a recipient of The Pollock Krasner Foundation grant and The John Anson Kitteredge Fund award.
MOSTRA (Gabriela Monroy and Caspar Stracke) is a collaborative team based in New York and Berlin. Mostra juxtaposes and remixes video images, re-appropriated from cinema, news feeds and about everything in-between. Their work has been shown in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Europe and Korea.
Tmm Mulligan is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He has exhibited and performed in such spaces as Deitch Projects, White Box, Participant, Inc., Issue Project Room and Glasslands in NYC; at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore; and the Center for Contemporary Art Ujadowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland. He currently hosts x>triangulation>x, a weekly web radio event that hosts a rotating forum of musicians and sound artists and in the process map out a contemporary soundscape.
LMAKseries is curated by Richard Garet and Louky Keijsers Koning in consultation with Andy Graydon.
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