Tuesday March 6th 8PM $10
Cloning is the solo work of Dana Matthiessen. An athletic showing of slurred Berlin School inversions and interpolated vocal performance. The sounds of damaged genetic data (or should we say genetic Dana.) You left the centrifuge on and now the spirals have hyper-congealed. What was that purple-green flash behind the de-sequencer?
Ami Yamasaki is a vocalist and multimedia artist from Tokyo. Her work is diverse and prolific, creating installations, performances, and films in a variety of settings, most recently as part of the performance “Sounds to Summon the Japanese Gods” at the Japan Society of New York. Solo performances include “Signs of Voices” (2016, Kyoto Art Center, Japan), “Voice, Boundary, Gravity”(2017, Cathy Weis Project),“Experimental Intermedia 2017”(played with Yasunao Tone, curated by Phill Niblock). She has participated in numerous group shows, including “Tokyo Experimental Festival 9” (2014, Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan), “Exchange-planting a seed” (2013, Aomori Contemporary Art center, Japan) and “Sonic City 2013 Liquid Architecture” (2013, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia). She frequently collaborates, working with Keiji Haino, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Yasunao Tone. She has lead workshops at The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan, Arts Maebashi, and Sapporo City Kojo School, as well as a variety of television and film appearances, including narration and voice for “MORIBITO Ⅱ” (NHK, 2017) and Hayao Miyazaki’s latest short film (Ghibli, 2017). She presented at TEDx Tokyo in 2016.In 2017 she was an Asian Cultural Council fellow based in New York City. In 2018 she is a residence artist at RhizomeDC in Washington DC and Asian Fellow of Asia Center of Japan Foundation in Phillippines.
Radiator Greys is the sound project of Josh Levi. His soundscapes can feel spacious, like cranked-up spa music, or claustrophobic, like a horror movie soundtrack. And the harder he pushes to extremes, the tighter his music seems to hold onto its ambiguity. “There’s a beauty in ambient music that can still be very haunting at the same time,” Levi says. “But my music is insular. . . . Tension and anxiety are the main themes.”(Wash.Post)
Patrick Cain is a sound and video artist currently residing in Washington D.C. He is joined by fellow local artist Tony Kill