Thursday, August 6, 2020

Irene Moon as featured artist: First Person, Fourth Wall by People Like Us

Hallwalls Artist in Residence (HARP)

FEATURED

Vicki Bennett (PeopleLikeUs) is Hallwalls Artist in Residence (HARP) at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY from 2019-2020. 

For Vicki's First Person, Fourth Wall project Irene Moon, along with other artists, were invited to contribute an audio-visual interpretation around the theme.  Of course, Irene gave a lecture about insects in a piece titled Part of the Class. This was happening anyway as she was teaching entomology online around that time. 

Image from "Part of the Class" by Irene Moon

First Person, Fourth Wall by People Like Us (Vicki Bennett)

This multi-tiered project features an onsite new film and 6 channel audio collage work in the Hallwalls gallery, a virtual film retrospective, and a series of online micro-commissions programmed by the artist, where collaborators across the field of visual, audio and textual art respond to the subjects of first-person / the fourth wall. The retrospective screening features archive and new content from Vicki Bennett’s 30 years of creating work under the name People Like Us. To coincide with the exhibition will be a new second edition of her artist’s book The Fundamental Questions, all made possible in part with a major grant to HARP (Hallwalls Artists-in-Residence Project) from the Multidisciplinary program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a federal agency, with additional support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Visual Art Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), M&T Bank, and Erie County.

The commissions and elements from the onsite exhibition will be archived at WFMU.org, alongside visual elements on the accompanying web pages, which will be linked to with QR codes in the accompanying gallery brochure.

Featured artists:
Dina Kelberman, Buttress O’Kneel, Mark Hurst, Scott Williams, Irene Moon, Jasmin Basco, Matmos, id m theft able, Sheila B, Ergo Phizmiz,
 Yon Visell, Porest, David Shea, Carlo Patrão, Tim Maloney, Gwilly Edmondez, Wobbly, People Like Us, Peter Jaeger, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Adriene Lily, Micah Moses, Andrew Sharpley, Andie Brown, John Kilduff (Let’s Paint TV) and Hearty White.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Irene Moon on twitch: Monday June 1



Irene Moon and the Begonia Society live via https://www.twitch.tv/begonia_society Join Irene Moon for a streaming performance at the @iDigBio 4th annual Digitial Data Conference Monday, June 1, 6:20 - 6:50 EDT.


Friday, April 24, 2020

Audiosphere Exhibition at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía




Image of Audiosphere. Sound Experimentation 1980-2020

Audiosphere

organized and exhibited at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, curated by Francisco López 

Sound Experimentation 1980-2020

Although the opening is delayed, I am very excited to be invited to participate in an exhibition at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía curated by Francisco López. The exhibition includes works by 810 artists from 80 countries of the six continents and is focused on "highlighting the need and relevance of a social history –not again a mere chronology– of experimental audio."

Audiosphere. By way of a selection of hundreds of sound works, Audiosphere. Sound Experimentation 1980-2020 looks to cover an historical and cultural void in terms of the recognition, exhibition and analysis of a key part of the recent changes that have taken place in the artistic conception of sound.
By way of a selection of hundreds of sound works, Audiosphere. Sound Experimentation 1980-2020 looks to cover an historical and cultural void in terms of the recognition, exhibition and analysis of a key part of the recent changes that have taken place in the artistic conception of sound creation.
Conceived from a social perspective, and with the aim of revealing and providing context to reflect upon and discuss the techno-cultural changes that have occurred since the 1980s, the exhibition will present the work of a broad number of experimental sound artists, hailing from all over the world, the majority unknown to the contemporary art spectator. 
The show will revolve around seven sections, each one addressing different social, technological, historical and cultural processes: genealogies, networks, mega accessibility, cyborgisation, aesthetogenesis, recombination and rights. Although such processes have been generated collectively and today are widespread, they have not been sufficiently identified, acknowledged or analysed artistically. 
Audiosphere thus seeks to constitute a non-conceptual, large-scale contemporary art exhibition with no images or objects, underpinned solely by sound works and an exhibition design that facilitates experiential, profound and prolonged listening.



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