Dumbo Arts Center is pleased to present in collaboration with Norte Maar and Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.): Cage Transmitted at Dumbo Arts Center. Ongoing through September 2012, this series of lectures and performances celebrates the centennial of John Cage.
All events are free. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Dumbo Arts Center.
Saturday, September 15, 7PM
Paradise Club: The Days of Cage, Dick, and Perky Pat
A live performance comprised of voice, electronics, and live-mixed visuals; based on the compositional methodology of John Cage in Roratorio applied to the speculative fiction of Philip K. Dick, in the novel The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldridge. Presented in partnership with the
Dumbo Business Improvement District.
Paradise Club is a musical / performance based ‘band’ — by Eric Trosko and Kiowa Hammons– that focuses on exploring bizarre sounds and compositional mayhem, funneled into a song medium.
*Note: This event will take place in The Archway, under the Manhattan Bridge (Water Street between Adams Street and Anchorage Place)
Saturday, September 22, 7PM
CO-LAB: Cut and Repeat
Cut and Repeat will explore the working relationship and link between John Cage and Merce Cunningham and chance operations, creating a symphonic, chaotic work of movement and sound that explores the transformation of the 2-dimensional visual composition of line into the
3-dimensional realm of movement through space by using long ribbons to cut and partition the performance and audience space.
CO-LAB [Experiments in Collaboration] is a multi-disciplinary artist collaborative committed to exploring the intersections between dance, visual arts, music and new media. Collaborating artists are Francisco Donoso/visual artist, Lauren Camp and Marissa Joseph / co-
Sunday, September 23, 7PM
Cage and Zen and the New York Art World with guest author Kay Larson and
composer Raphael Mostel
Kay Larson will talk about John Cage’s vast importance for a broad spectrum of artists, beginning with Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns and encompassing the artists who formulated the new art forms that revolutionized the period 1958-1962: among them Allan Kaprow and the innovating choreographers and performers at Judson Church, Fluxus artists like Paik and Yoko Ono and visual artists from George Segal to Robert Morris. They first absorbed what Cage was “teaching and preaching” and then reformulated the image of what art could be. The key to understanding what they got from Cage is to see what Cage got from Zen Buddhism.
An acclaimed art critic, columnist, and editor, Ms. Larson served as an associate editor at ARTnews and an art critic for the Village Voice. She was the art critic for New York magazine for fourteen years, and has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times. In 1994, she entered Zen practice at a Buddhist monastery in upstate New York.
Ms. Larson will sign copies of her new book: Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists.
Composer Raphael Mostel will discuss his friendship with John Cage, and adventures since his 1982 chance encounter with the then-unknown “Tibetan” singing bowls led him to invent a new form of primal and theatrically ritualistic New Music with them.
Mr. Mostel founded the Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble: New Music for Old Instruments, the first group of its kind, in 1982. His compositions have also been performed by musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw and Chicago Symphony orchestras and New York City Opera. Jointly
with architect Steven Holl, Mostel has taught “Architectonics of Music” at Columbia U. Graduate School of Architecture. He also writes and lectures independently.
This evening is a Brooklyn Book Festival 2012 Bookend Event
About Cage Transmitted.
Cage Transmitted: 12 evenings of performance is a series of performances and lectures organized by Norte Maar and Experiments in Art and Technology ( E.A.T.) celebrating the centennial of John Cage. Spanning the calendar year these events feature music, poetry, theater, visual art, and dance and build upon the collaborative and interdisciplinary spirit of Norte Maar.
Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) is a non-profit service organization that promotes the collaboration between artists and engineers and scientists to provide artists with access to new technology and to facilitate their participation in projects dealing with areas of social concern. E.A.T. was founded in1966 by the engineers Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer and the artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman, and its first project was 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering, a series of music dance and theater performances that incorporated new technology as an integral part of the work. It was at the 9 Evenings that John Cage performed his historic electronic work, Variations VII.
About Norte Maar.
Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization founded in 2004 by curator Jason Andrew and choreographer Julia K. Gleich with a mission to create, promote, and present collaborations in the disciplines of the visual, literary, and the
performing arts: connecting artists, choreographers, composers, writers, and other originating artists with venues and each other.
Norte Maar encourages and supports innovative and educational projects in the arts by offering unique exhibitions, unusual performances, workshops and lectures for artists and residents of our community. Norte Maar aims to be a leader in building collaborative partnerships between
originating artists and other organizations thereby uniting cultural forces to foster artistic expression and raise the imaginative energy in us all. Norte Maar is all about blurring the lines that distinguish artistic practices.
About Dumbo Arts Center.
Dumbo Arts Center produces art exhibitions and events, as well as life-long learning opportunities for artists. Through all we do for artists, we keep the creative spirit in Dumbo,Brooklyn and all of New York alive and thriving. Dumbo Arts Center’s mission is to catalyze interaction between visual artists, the local community and the wider public in order to preservethe neighborhood of Dumbo as a springboard for new art.
DAC’s programs are supported,in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The New York State Council on the Arts, Two Trees Management LLC., and the Board and Members of DAC.