Don’t miss the latest piece from artist Sabisha Friedberg performed tonight at ISSUE Project Room at 8:00PM 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn.
For the first performance of her 2013 residency, Sabisha Friedberg presents Hinterkante, Resonanz (Hoffe Axiom), or Trailing Edge, Resonance (Hope Axiom), a new chamber piece for acoustic instruments, modified subwoofers, and voice, featuring internationally renowned basso profondo Kevin Maynor. Friedberg focuses on the concept of an experiential threshold, with notations and an arrangement of frequencies that engage the most physical states of hearing. This new work draws on the extremes of perception in the lower end of the sonic spectrum: the opening of a psychoacoustic territory which deals exclusively with bass tones and their resonance.
Sabisha Friedberg photographed by Matthu Placek in her MoMA/PS1 studio on March 14th 2012
AmberVision is a patchwork performance of some timelessly fantastic music and some great storytelling… involving the usual costume and wig changes plus some very special guests… Mike Jackson, The Pixie Harlots, Jill Pangallo, Lost Lockets and House of Cunt Performance Group from Portland, Oregon… also a special appearance from Randy Jones, The Village People COWBOY! It promises to give you an instant facelift.
ONE NIGHT ONLY TOMORROW!
425 Lafayette Street
Tickets onsale now at www.joespub.com
Amber Martin photographed by Matthu Placek in New York City on January 10th 2011
Don’t dare miss one or all of the last 3 performances by the progress collective, Big Art Group at the Abrons Art Center in their new work “Broke House”
Broke House is a new group performance from Caden Manson / Big Art Group and follows a narrative about the residents of a house and their hanger-on, once a documentary filmmaker arrives to capture their lives. On a skeletal set webbed with video cameras, the characters try to recall their given roles as inevitably the foundations of their dreams collapse, and they are thrown into the desert of their own futures. Part comedy, part ritual, part love spell.
The Performance explores the process of construction, when that process becomes sharply interrupted by historical events, and dissolves into the shapelessness of an aftermath. Those processes that were “building” previous to the play’s beginning include a life, a family, architecture, or a system of beliefs, an economy of values, and the creation of the performance itself. But when events intervene— events like collapse, upheaval, disaster, abandonment, forgetting, fear, and strife— all the raw materials and the players themselves become deformed into a new formlessness, and enter a transitional state of potentiality. Like the pause loop in a video game, Broke House takes place in this marginal time zone.
Like all of Big Art Group’s works, Broke House offers our meditation on the current states of America, which we believe have been in flux for at least as long as our ensemble has been up and running. Beyond the topical symptoms of foreclosure crises, credit crises, occupy movements and extremist rhetoric, we suppose that the metaphorical heart of the country has been suffering, and perhaps has decided to rebuild the body that surrounds it.
Broke House (New Group Work)
Abrons Arts Center (NYC)
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)
New York, NY 10002
April 20, 2012 8:00pm
April 21, 2012 8:00pm
April 22, 2012 7:00pm
My darling studio mate Michael Bullock has compiled the best Sunday afternoon I can recall in recent years. Hosted at PS1’s performance dome, come out Sunday at 130PM for a performance by The Freaky Boiz and a debut screening of the film The Source by NYC based artist collective Yemenwed.
Michael Bullock presents Yemenwed and The Freaky Boiz
with DJ sets by Honey Dijon and Michael Magnan
MoMA PS1 Performance Dome
22-25 Jackson Ave.at the intersection of 46th Ave. Long Island City, NY
1:30- 2:00 Yemenwed
2:00- 4:00 Honey Dijon
4:00- 4:30 The Freaky Boiz
4:30- 6:00 Michael Magnan
Multidisciplinary NYC based artist collective Yemenwed will debut their new video The Source, A CGI animation interpretation of a live performance presented
at Santo’s Party House last Halloween. The Source features an inspirational life coaching seminar conducted by a giant Ice block. Yemenwed’s work often explores a detached reality; a hyper re-clarification of the present moment, which frequently results in the visual shifting of peripheral experiences to the foreground. Casual back-up dancing, mundane movement, and domestic abstractions are often employed to this end, as they are theatrically rearranged to be viewed as central, and with increased detail.
The Freaky Boiz
Tired of changing the words around in hit songs to make them relevant to their own lives, The Freaky Boiz took to Youtube and uploaded some videos featuring themselves rapping in bed, often shirtless. With only smart lyrics and loads of charisma these videos have attracted over a million views. The Freaky Boiz are 22 year old Terrance “TTgotit” Wilson and Pierre “P-Weezy” Phipps. Like 2 Live Crew before them, the Freaky Boiz deliver blatant sexual lyrics with unapologetic bravado. When interviewed on Chicago radio’s WGCI’s Morning Riot they were asked, “Is there room for homosexuality in hip-hop?” P-Weezy answered “I believe there is not room, that’s why we are gonna make room for it! We are going be the artists that finally represent people like us.”
Michael Bullock is a NYC based writer and publishing adviser that works with and contributes to PIN-UP, BUTT, Fantastic Man, The Gentlewoman and Apartamento. His first book Roman Catholic Jacuzzi is being published by Karma this spring.
Photograph by Marcelo Krasilcic
How did I not know already?!
Sunday evening, May 15th 2011. Justin Vivian Bond introduced her special guest at Joe’s Pub…Krystle Warren. A hand full of trusted musicians expressed there praise prior to the show…”Matthu…YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE.” “This woman has IT.” Even with such votes of confidence I was not fully prepared for one of the most moving performances I have witnessed to date. Watch and weep…
Do not be silly and miss one of the best performance collectives to surface since Fischerspooner. Sssion, the Kansas City based group founded by the ever so handsome Cody Critcheloe, performs at PS1 tonight, tomorrow and Sunday. You are in for a mind blowing media overload!
BENT BY SSION
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011
SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011
Cody Critcheloe photographed by Matthu Placek in Redding CA on May 24th 2009
Don’t miss Amber Martin in Amber Alert! You will have 5 opportunities between now and May 28th! If you know me, you know I back this brilliant performer 110%!
and her toy box of characters
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
CYRUS BATY, KAREN BLACK, DREW BRODY, NATH ANN CARRERA, ANGELA DI CARLO,
CATHY CERVENKA, ADAM DUGAS, COLE ESCOLA, BRIDGET EVERETT, JAMES KALIARDOS,
ERIN MARKEY, CHERYL MARTIN, JILL PANGALLO, LADY RIZO & CASEY SPOONER
March 31st, April 1st & 2nd at 9:00PM The Wild Project 195 East 3rd Street New York City
March 31st, April 1st & 2nd at 9:00PM
The Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street
New York City
MAY 21ST & MAY 28TH AT 7:00PM
425 LAFAYETTE STREET
NEW YORK CITY
“The big, moving Bessie Smith-like sound of the chill-inducing
Texas-born singer and actress wa s one of the gifts served up this season”
Hilton Als’ Best Performers of 2010
The New Yorker
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Amber Martin photographed in New York City on October 17th 2010
Trust Me: Justin Bond with special guest Nico Muhly
Don’t miss one of my favorite performers in NYC, Mx. Justin Bond at Joe’s Pub who will not only be performing this Saturday with very special guest Nico Muhly but also return on January 23rd and 30th at 9:30.
If you’ve been living under a rock and have not seen Justin perform before read all about why Hilton Al’s proclaims Mx. Bond, “the best cabaret artist” of his generation in the current issue of The New Yorker: “Life is a Cabaret: Justin Bond Performs his life and ours”
Justin Bond photographed by Matthu Placek on January 14th 2009 in New York City.