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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.

Listen to the sound component on Soundcloud.

 

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

“Noir Telos” featured on Dominique Bailey’s online radio program “websyncradio”, Paris, France, 2013

Curated by Richard Garet.

Jean Luc Godard’s film “Alphaville” and the electronic voice of Alpha 60 in addition to the science fiction atmosphere that permeates the film was considered. I wanted to create a track that was musically spatial and somehow cinematic.

Click here for more info. And a direct link to full playlist.

constellation_drmis_project_richard-garet

 

The desert, according to the British architecture and design theorist Reyner Bahham from the late 60’s, “…is a projection surface positioning the body as a spatialization frame”, referring to the Mojave desert in CA as a true frontier. The desert has been portrayed in hundreds of Western films including films by directors John Ford and John Huston, and in such films including Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point.

BODYPOINT references the desert and cinema utilizing colored panels and sound that frames the “whole-body” as a critical reconsidering of the experience of sheer space. It incorporates three elements, a soundtrack, poster, and a tinted window. The looped sound component is a textural soundscape used as a soundtrack and played continuously through a freestanding PA speaker mounted on a tripod.

 

Bodypoint Soundtrack Excerpt

Noise is known as the source of dissonance and power. According to the music critic Simon Reynolds, noise occurs when language is broken down and is in a wordless state. He says that the pleasure of noise lies in the obliteration of meaning and identity, which he calls ecstasy. Jacques Attali writes about noise as a subversive disorder that can reveal the codes of life and relations among individuals. 

SENTINEL is a two night performance series in conjunction with Roundabout/UEBA. Schafer selected the sound artists, musicians, composers and turntablist; DSE, Neg-Fi, Richard Garet, and Maria Chavez with Daniel Neumann.

Sentinel DSE Track 1

Sentinel DSE Track 2

Sentinel DSE Track 3

“LOL: A Decade of Antic Art”

June 10-September 4, 2011
Opening Reception Friday June 10, 6-9pm.

“LOL: A Decade of Antic Art” is a survey of recent artworks which either riff off or intervene on the real. “LOL” includes works by Kendall Bruns, Kahty Chen Milstead, Chto Delat?, Patrizia Giambi, Gimhongsok, Larry Hammerness, Jonathan Horowitz, Katie Kehoe, Nina Katchadourian, Larry Krone, Jennifer Levonian, Ryan Mulligan, My Barbarian, Dan Perjovschi/Nedko Solakov, William Powhida, Rob Pruitt, David Schafer, Alysse Stepanian/Philip Mantione, Joey Versoza and the Yes Men!

A short review in the Baltimore Sun is included here.

Three pieces were included in this show. “Untitled Expression: Classroom Excercises” and “Untitled Expression: The Enunciation Lecture” were shown together in one space.

The front window of the museum was used to display the installation, “Richard Serra: The Signature Series”. The third piece, which will be screened at a local theater is a video titled “Choreography for Mime: Making a Sculpture”.

Collective Show: Cruise was presented by Silvershed as part of the event School Nite at the Old School 233 Mott Street, New York, NY May 7-8. It is a project by THE THEY CO. in participation with the Festival of Ideas for the New City, organized by The New Museum.

“Driftworks”
2007
welded and powder-coated steel
31″ x 21″ x 19″

2007
inkjet mounted on Sintra, framed.
19″ x 14

collectiveshow.org presents: Delta Kame (Berlin), GIBS-MIR family (Zurich), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Lima Zulu (London), Reading Group No. 1 (New York), Silvershed (New York/Los Angeles)

From One Side to the Other, I’ve Dreamed That Too.
323 Projects
Curated by Robert Crouch, Volume Projects, LA.

“Considering Eve Sedgwick’s brilliant essay Queer and Now as a model for thinking critically about the winter holidays, 17 artists have been invited to present work which addressed Christmastime as not necessarily a season for rejoicing, but as a defined period of struggle and resistance.” –Robert Crouch

For this project, I read excerpts of Eve Sedgwick’s “Binary Calculus” and mixed the recording through guitar pedals, vocoder, and effects board.

Click below to listen:
Binary Calculus Remix

Participating artists:

Marcus Civin
Dino Dinco
Zackary Drucker
Seth Horvitz
i8u
Nina Katchadorian
Killsonic Women’s Chorus
M. Lamar
Lissom
Marc Manning
Lucas Michael
Taisha Paggett
David Schafer
Susan Silton
Jacob Sperber
Ultra-red
Dorian Wood

An Exchange With Sol Lewitt”, curated by Regine Basha. The exhibition will be on view at MASS MoCA from January 22, 2011-March 31, 2011, and on view at Cabinet from January 20, 2011-February 19, 2011.

For this project, I read Sol Lewitt’s “Sentences on Conceptual Art” and mixed the recording through effects pedals, vocoder, and effects board.

Click below to listen:
Sentences on Conceptual Art Remix

Collective Show is an artist-organized exhibition of contemporary art collectives. It is a collaboration between artist-run space Silvershed and not-for-profit space Participant. The show aims to further creative relationships and conjure new ideas by fostering locally-run “collective shows” in art metropoles globally.

{SØNiK} Fest and Synthetic Zero put on a joint event at BronxArtSpace (July 3-17), curating together a variety of artists who work in all mediums.

The evenings of July 3rd and 7th included film screenings and performances by some of the artists.

David Schafer performed a 30-min sound piece titled “Jackhammer”. MeKaniKdolls later joined in to perform as the newly collaborated MDSE.

photo credit: Rebecca Curry