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Control Room
2006 East 7th Street 
Downtown LA 90021
4/20/12

NEURO is a one night event of harsh noise, processed vocals, electronics and percussion, abstract sound textures, and compressed drones. Organized by David Schafer for Control Room in Los Angeles, NEURO includes DSE,  Two Legged, Pedestrian Deposit, Chelsea Rector, and Damion Romero.

 

NEURO excerpt 1

NEURO excerpt 2

Glendale College Art Gallery
Glendale, California
March 10th – April 28th, 2012

“What Should an Astronaut Painter Do?” includes two sculptures that have accompanying sound with text and graphic work. Each sculpture has to do with a male figure of history, the astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and the painter Barnett Newman, both from the late 60’s. The space of the gallery becomes a walk in sound collage with both sculptures’ activating the gallery with sounds emitting and overlapping. Newman and Aldrin talking over each other about their challenges, successes, and doubts.

“Roundabout/UEBA”, a solo exhibition at STUDIO10 Gallery, Bushwick, NY, February 3-28 2012.

The exhibition Roundabout/UEBA includes two metal sculptures with accompanying sound, photography, 3d animation video, and drawings. The sculptures perform as an installation in the gallery space that allows the simultaneous sound from both sculptures to sonically blend together.

“Roundabout” incorporates the translation of data and space into abstract sound. It is comprised of a steel sculpture with an iPod mounted to it. The iPod presents a 3D animation of the same sculpture rotating from two different views at two speeds with accompanying sound. The sound from the animation is generated from uploading the elevation graphics of the sculpture to a software program that converts visual data to sound.

“UEBA” presents the idea of promise with the possibility of failure. A PA speaker mounted to the small aluminum sculpture plays an 11-disc audio book “Magnificent Desolation” by Buzz Aldrin. The disks may be played in any order or repeated as desired.  Accompanying the sculpture and audio are three portraits of Aldrin.

Werk.by is an online critical discussion forum for invited and subscribed artists,created by Andy Alexander for his exhibition at Glendale College Art Gallery. December 2011-January 2012

The discussion forum continues to be active after the show has ended.

Andy Alexander – Werk.by

“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)

David Schafer, MeKaniKdolls and their collaboration MDSE have just released their second live recorded CD.

The recording took place at {SØNiK} Fest 2.0 at BronxArtSpace, with performances by Schafer and just recently formed MDSE. The CD has two lengthy tracks that include “Jackhammer”, the full-length version by DSE, and “Triadic Irruption”, by collaboration MDSE.

The recording is now available on iTunes.

MDSE poster
2011
11″ x 17″

Separated United Forms book launch at the Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA.

The launch included a noise/spoken word set performed live via turntables by David Schafer, which functioned as a score for an animation projection made up of 3D renderings of the sculpture. The animation was produced in collaboration with Machine Histories. Jan Tumlir as DJ followed with a blobby set.

 

On March 5, 2011, MDSE performed at Lumenhouse as part of Arts in Bushwick’s Site Fest.

Video, Sound, Performance at Lumenhouse was curated by Nicholas Shifrin and Andrew Brennan, who described the event as “physical instruments and kinetic performance/sound art, re-enacted YouTube sensations and ethereal vocal works.”

MDSE, comprised of electronic noise duo MeKaniKdolls and artist David Schafer performed a 35 minute set of live noise and voice improvisation.

The 6 participants include:

Aaron Berman
Andrew Brennan
Ryan Brewer
Lesley Flanigan
MDSE
Nicholas Shifrin

View all clips here