This week, visual artist Margot Bird and Nils Petersen of Seattle’s psychedelic rock band Rose Windows are working together to co-curate NOISE: The State Of Being Combined Into One Body, an interdisciplinary show featuring fourteen artists and five bands.
The two-day experience will include visuals, sound installations, and performances, with two sessions each day at 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Included among the artists and performers are REDEFINE favorites like Midday Veil (interview + exclusive MP3 download) and creator of Le Petit Prince Troy Gua (interview).
In the spirit of NOISE, this post, too, will combine music and visual art in the same space, with a focus on artists who are creating site-specific experiences. Listen to samples from participating musicians or see previous works from visual artists to get an idea of what you’re in store for. Keep in mind, though, that there are some custom pieces being crafted exclusively for this event; visiting the space will provide an immersive experience that we can’t even begin to captured in still photography. How all this will fit into Black Lodge will also be a sight to see!
Full list of participants and schedule of events are listed at the very bottom of this post.
Geist & The Sacred Ensemble
Mixed media artist Margot Bird has created this site-specific installation for NOISE, and it sees appropriate to suspect that these panels will be interactive sound boards.
Hair And Space Museum
Hair And Space Museum is the multimedia project of Midday Veil’s Emily Pothast and David Golightly, and their last project included a 12-hour overnight experiment in spontaneous music creation with non-repeating visuals. It will be fascinating to see what they come up with this time.
We don’t know what Seattle sculptor and filmmaker Timothy Firth has up his sleeve for NOISE, but from his previous works, it seems possible he might offer up a geometrically enticing installation comprised of found items.
Caravan Age/Portable Shrines
In this collaboration between Portable Shrines’ Aubrey Nehring and installation artist Rena Bussinger, the two explore the spaces where their interests in music and art intersect. “I think we both believe that the art scene or music scene is what you make of it,” Bussinger explains. “If you don’t like what’s already out there, make it yourself…connect with others and actualize the scene you want to be part of.”
Hard-to-pinpoint artist Troy Gua is eternally heading in new directions one can never predict. No doubt his association with NOISE will be no different. We like him a lot for his conceptual WTF madness.
San Francisco performance artist Helga Hizer uses photography, film, and movement to play off the relationship of ones body to settings, spaces, and surroundings.
Adair Tudor’s works are rich with embedded meaning, as evidenced by A Hathor Frequency Star-gate, shown below. The 24″ square painting is an abstracted portrait of an organ located inside St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, and Tudor describes the piece, saying, “Every Sunday night an array of humans from a multitude of woodworks gather inside the St. Marks Cathedral under conscious and subconscious omni-personal motivations. This subtle sound sculpture, unknowingly devoted to the Sun-Goddess Hathor, opens star-gates (including the one in your pineal gland and heart) through vibration.”
For NOISE, Tudor has created an installation piece inspired by the holographic principle — a property of quantum gravity and stringy theories. The piece, entitled Holographic Vibration Transcendence, “will feature an adjusted Occult Illuminator that invites it’s viewers to project what is in their minds eye.”
Complete list of artists participating in NOISE:
Hildebrando Bellizzio, Adair Tudor, Jody Joldersma, Troy Gua, David Teichner, Natalia Czajkiewicz, Dan Enders, Timothy Firth, Casey Doherty, Helga Hizer, Emory Liu, Caravan Age, Portable Shrines, Hair And Space Museum, Margot Bird
NOISE: The State Of Being Combined Into One Body Schedule
431 Eastlake Ave E
March 29th, 2012 (Early Show)
6:00 Adi Maya (orchestral noise by members of Rose Windows)
6:30 Glass Tunnels
7:15 Hache Bellizzio (Noise performance art)
7:45 Lowmen Markos
March 29th, 2012 (Late Show)
9:30 Adi Maya (orchestral noise by members of Rose Windows)
10:00 Glass Tunnels
10:45 Hache Bellizzio (Noise performance art)
11:15 Lowmen Markos