ETERNAL 30 | FEATURED ARTISTS
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO INTERACT WITH AND EXPERIENCE THE INSTALLATION ON AS MANY OCCASIONS AS POSSIBLE, BOTH WHILE ACTIVATED WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES AND WHILE STATIC AND UNOCCUPIED.
SAM ROWELL - LOS ANGELES, CA
Sam Rowell is a musician, visual artist, and creative broadcaster who creates
immersive, performance-based sound/light experiences, plays bass in celebrated radical improv duo Eloe Omoe, and produces a monthly live sound collage broadcast called Special Collections on KCHUNG Radio in Los Angeles.
In September of 2018 Rowell staged Color Objectivism, Harmonic Distortion, and the Illusion of the Noise-Free System, Vol. 2. a series of performances at Human Resources Los Angeles. Other recent activities include light and sound performances at the Getty Center's Friday Flights (2017) and concert events at Club Pro Los Angeles (2017), Night Gallery, and Dem Passwords (2015).
C. SPENCER YEH - NEW YORK, NY
C. Spencer Yeh is recognized for his interdisciplinary activities and collaborations as an artist, improviser, and composer, as well his music project Burning Star Core. His video works are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix and he is a senior editor at Triple Canopy and contributing editor to BOMB magazine. Yeh also volunteers as a programmer and trailer editor for Spectacle Theater, a microcinema in Brooklyn NY.
Yeh was a recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award in 2019. In 2015 he was an Artist-in-Residence at ISSUE Project Room NYC, and was included in the performance program for Greater New York at MoMA/PS1. A new project on vinyl record, "The RCA Mark II," was recently published by Primary Information.
BARBARA LAZARA (CDMX)
Barbara Lazara, born in Mexico City, is a performer and vocal artist focused on the relation between body, voice, and space using tools like choreography, natural corporeal resonances, microphones, and NOISE. Since 2009 Lazara creates performatic pieces to activate the divine/animal dichotomy; naturally expressed on human voice
integrating her interests in territory, margins, memory, colonization of the voice. She has presented solo performances and workshops in México and often performing Europe in collaboration with stage and sound artists.
VICTORIA KEDDIE - NEW YORK, NY
Victoria Keddie (b.1980) is an artist working in varying media and broadcast. Keddie’s work explores electromagnetic systems, media ecologies, and the machinic body. For over 7 years, she has been the Co-Director of E.S.P. TV, a 501(C)3 nomadic TV studio, and episodic cable access serial, that hybridizes technologies to realize synthetic environments and deconstruct the televisual for live performance. Keddie teaches Advanced Televisual Broadcast at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, and has lectured extensively. She has been an invited resident artist at the Storefront for Art and Architecture; Recess Gallery; AZ Wagon Station Encampment; Signal Culture; Pioneer Works ; WaveFarm; and Yaddo Artist Residency; Saari Fellow with the The Kone Foundation in Mynämäki,Finland, and is current resident artist at The Drawing Center in New York City (April 2018-April 2020).
Keddie has performed and exhibited internationally at venues and festivals such as, The Barbican, Fridman Gallery, The Swiss Institute, Pioneer Works,The Kitchen, Museum of Moving Image, The Museum of Art and Design, Queens Museum of Art, Microscope Gallery, and Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Lightcone, (Paris), Syros International Film Festival (Syros, Greece), Studio XX (Montreal), LOOP Festival (Barcelona), Pallas Projects (Dublin), Reykjavik Arts Festival (Reykjavik), General Public (Berlin), Axis Art Centre (Crew), The Independent Film Festival (Naples), Liste Art Fair (Basel), Seeing Sound Festival (Bath), and Daimon (Gatineau).
MV CARBON - NEW YORK, NY
MV Carbon’s intention is to heighten our sensory awareness, while amplifying the level of ritual, rhythm, and momentum in sound and movement. Embracing non traditional approaches to “music”, she uses cello, magnetic tape, gongs, amplified objects, electronics, extended techniques, and crafted artifacts. Her current work crosses and connects media such as film, installation, music, painting, performance, sculpture, and writing; while exploring subjects such as interchangeability, the human mechanism, perceptive states of consciousness, and the empirical force of nature.
“I find music within form by producing patterns onto objects through momentum. The cello resonates like a human voice and I often let it speak for itself. I am interested in activating and enhancing the sonic and architectural features of a given space.”
JASON LESCALEET - BERWICK, ME
Since establishing himself as a preeminent voice in contemporary electro-acoustic study, Jason Lescalleet has exploded the notion of what is possible within the realm of tape-based music. His recorded catalog acknowledges a diversity of application, from lo-fi reel-to-reel soundscaping and work for hand-held cassette machines, to digital sampling and computer generated composition. Lescalleet’s live actions further expand his ouevre to include work with video, dance, performance art and multi-media concerns.
He currently lives in Maine, where he operates the Glistening Examples publishing label and the Glistening Labs studio for audio recording and mastering services.
KEVIN DRUMM - CHICAGO, IL
Emerging from the city's improvised music scene, in the 1990s he became one of the world's pre-eminent prepared guitar players. Since then his work has expanded to include electroacoustic compositions and live electronic music made with laptop computers and analog modular synthesizers. His early recordings contain mostly sparse, quiet sounds; recent works have been more loud and dense.
Drumm has collaborated with many artists working in similar fields, including Japanese guitarist Taku Sugimoto, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jim O'Rourke, and many European improvisers such as Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and German trumpeter Axel Dörner. He has also worked with the artist group Simparch, composing a piece for their installation Spec, shown at Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany and at the Renaissance Society in Chicago. Drumm has also worked with saxophonist Ken Vandermark's Territory Band, which brings together American and European players who work in both jazz and free improvisation. Drumm has received a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award
EACH INVITED INTERNATIONAL ARTIST WILL STAGE AN INTERVENTION OR SERIES OF INTERVENTIONS WITH THE INSTALLATION SPACE OVER THE COURSE OF THE MONTH. WE ALSO PLAN TO INVITE LOCAL ARTISTS FOR FOUR CONSECUTIVE WEEK-LONG RESIDENCIES DURING WHICH THEY WILL LIKEWISE IMPRINT THEIR EXPRESSION INTO THE SPACE.