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The title of this work, Gate, refers to a movable barrier, a closing or an opening in a fence, wall, or other enclosure, an opening permitting passage through. William Burroughs refers to language as a mechanism of control, an enclosure, and he used the cut-up technique to open it, to break through it. It allowed him to enter into the text, and access language beyond to an alternate world. Gate physically and sonically references a William Burroughs cut-up text collage. He further cut up this particular text with a line drawing, fragmenting the text even further. Gate is based on this drawing, using it as a plan for the sculpture, which is connected to the wall of the gallery at a right angle. The transcribed text was processed using a digital voice program. The computerized reading pronounces the words, but also sometimes pronounces single letters or just punctuation, depending on the way this cut-up was originally created.

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MORE LIGHT
September 9 – October 29, 2017
Curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando
JOAN is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit space for exhibitions, performances, and screenings. http://joanlosangeles.org/about/

Loren Abbate
C.P. Badger
Michael Carter
Manny Castro
Michael Genovese
Marcos Lutyens
Adam D. Miller
Christina Ondrus
Ali Prosch
David Schafer
Katie Shapiro
Astri Swendsrud
Mungo Thompson
Landon Wiggs

DSE Noise Action at Island of Misfit Toys #27
La Cita Bar, Los Angeles, CA

With X EYES, DSE, BURNT DOT, SOUNDSHOPPE, VJ Astralviolet, dj DYSKITTEN, and dj Maneesh Raj Madahar.

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Organized by Kara Feely and Travis Just (Object Collection)

January 20th is Inauguration Day. To mark this new, challenging, political inflection-point we, the artists involved in this compilation, are releasing Notes from Sub-Underground a collection of material: music, sound, and assorted aural ephemera. It is a project put forth by over 50 artists from across multiple disciplines and practices.

Artists included:
Brian Adler, Casey Anderson, Ranjit Bhatnagar, G. Douglas Barrett, Bob Bellerue, Lea Bertucci, Christopher Botta+String Noise (Conrad Harris+Pauline Kim Harris), Jason Cady, Mallory Catlett/Black-Eyed Susan, Scott Cazan, Carolyn Chen, Tom Chiu, Steve Dalachinsky, Bill Dietz, Dither Guitar Quartet, Brendan Dougherty, Shayna Dunkelman, English (Bonnie Jones +Joe Foster), Kevin Farrell, Jim Findlay, Richard Foreman, iT Boy, Nick Hallett, Brian Harnetty, John Hastings, Ryan Holsopple/31 Down James Ilgenfritz, Jantar, Dan Joseph, David Kant, Catherine Lamb, Zach Layton, Catrin Lloyd-Bollard, Jonathan Marmor, Christopher McIntyre, Brian McCorkle, Paula Matthusen, Devin Maxwell, Aaron Meicht, MIL KDU DES, Phill Niblock, Object Collection (Kara Feely+Travis Just),Ensemble Pamplemousse, Fulya Peker, Michael Pisaro, Dean Rosenthal, Matana Roberts, Ric Royer, David Schafer, Aaron Siegel, Andrew C. Smith, Matthew Evan Taylor, Suzanne Thorpe, Quentin Tolimieri, Michael Vincent Waller, Philip White+Melissa Hughes, Owen Weaver+Tristan Perich, Jeremy Woodruff, and more.

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Edition includes, cassette, poster, zine, and sticker
Edition of 30.
DBY Records, Czech Republic

 

Siren
January 22 – March 18, 2016

5 Car Garage
Santa Monica, CA
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“Two One of a Kind” is based on a cassette tape recording of the author Umberto Eco lecturing at Stanford University in 1987 on “Fakes and Originals”. For this project the cassette tape was digitized and is emitted in full length as an mp3. On side A of the tape recording, a sample of ‘garage-rock’ drumming was added and looped for the duration; on side B a ‘garage-rock’ guitar sample was added and looped. As an mp3, the recording is heard continuously as there are no sides. The shift from drums to guitar signify the change in sides of the cassette, but the lecture continues uninterrupted, creating the idea of music or a song. The accompanying poster is inspired by an ad for Jim Beam bourbon from the mid 1970’s featuring the actor Sean Connery endorsing the product and reads, “You can’t improve on the original”.

 

Peace, Love, Freedom, Happiness
December 12, 2015 – January 16, 2016

Diane Rosenstein Gallery
831 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

Included in this group exhibition are “Sparrow Fantasy Study” (2003, inkjet collage on paper), “Untitled Expression #5 – Dark Blue” (2005, powder coated, welded steel), “Untitled Expression #8 – Purple” (2005), and “Untitled Expression #1 – Cream” (2005).

 

DSE performed a live webcast on May 6, 2015 for Ear Meal, which presents live, weekly performances by experimental musicians on LA Artstream, a live streaming and archived webcast platform from the Los Angeles art scene.

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The Schoenberg Soundways
March 2-7, 2015
USC Campus
Los Angeles, CA

“The Schoenberg Soundways” was a dissemination of Arnold Schoenberg’s work presented through multiple formats and venues seventeen years after the Schoenberg Archives were moved from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, to Vienna, Austria.

“The Schoenberg Soundways” embodied intermittent audio emissions of five compositions that played as the mobile exhibition. Each composition were ‘performed’ by five USC Hospitality Vehicles, as they deliver services and goods throughout the USC campus. A bronze plaque, containing a quote from Schoenberg represents a commemorative gesture that was installed on the grounds of the Thornton Music School. The project included an evening of presentations and concerts at the Ramo Recital Hall including a lecture by Paul Chaikin, followed by Aron Kallay performing Schoenberg’s Drei Klavierstucke, Opus 11. Karen Dreyfus led the Thornton School of Music Ensemble for the performance of “Verklarte Nacht.”

A Visions and Voices Arts and Humanities Initiative project.

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Models of Disorder
January 31st – March 14th

Diane Rosenstein Gallery
831 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

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LA Times Review
Visual Art Source Review

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