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Friday June 14th 2013

Stephanie Davidson (video)
Mick Barr (music)
Brian Droitcour (talk)

8:00 PM
@ Outpost Artist Resources

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STEPHANIE DAVIDSON / BRIAN DROITCOUR / MICK BARR
Friday June 14th 2013 @ OUTPOST ARTIST RESOURCES


VIDEO by STEPHANIE DAVIDSON
Stephanie Davidson is from Toronto Ontario and currently lives in Brooklyn. She uses Tumblr a lot and is in a lot of group shows.
http://stephd.biz/
http://risingtensions.tumblr.com/


TALK by BRIAN DROITCOUR
Brian Droitcour is a writer, curator, and translator. You can visit his web site at http://tcour.com/ and read his blog at http://culturetwo.wordpress.com/. He will give a lecture called "Alt Lit's Limp Dicks" about the "crisis of masculinity" and bad poetry, how they're related, what social media has to do with it, and why it's probably a good thing.
http://tcour.com/


MUSIC by MICK BARR
Mick Barr is a guitarist and composer currently based in Weehawken NJ. Notable for his relentless speed and agility on guitar and avant-garde compositions. He has been an active musician for almost twenty years and has released over 40 recordings. He is most known for his work with the technical duos Orthrelm and Crom Tech, the progressive black metal band Krallice, as well as his 2 solo projects Octis and Ocrilim. He has released records with notable labels such as Tzadik, Ipecac, Profound Lore, Hydrahead and Kill Rock Stars. He has also been an active improviser, releasing records and playing alongside greats such as Zach Hill, Weasel Walter, Mike Pride, Jon Irabagon, Chuck Bettis, Kevin Shea and Tim Dahl among many others. Recently he has been focusing on composing for chamber ensembles and has had pieces performed by ACME and Wet Ink Ensemble. He was named one of the 50 fastest guitarists of all time by Guitar World magazine in 2008. In 2009 he was awarded an unrestricted grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
http://mickbarr.info/

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NOTENDO / CLAIRE EVANS / YOUNG MALE
Sunday May 26th @ OUTPOST ARTIST RESOURCES

TALK by CLAIRE EVANS
Claire L. Evans is a writer and artist working in Los Angeles, California. Her "day job" is as the singer and co-author of the conceptual disco-pop band YACHT, which recently released its fifth album Shangri-La, on DFA Records. A science journalist and science fiction critic, her blog, Universe, addressing synchronies between art, science, technology, and the cultural world, was recently anthologized in Best Science Writing on the Web 2012 (Scientific American Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux), and she regularly participates in panels, conferences, and screenings on the subject of science and culture. She has performed earnestly cosmic presentations at the Kitchen, MoMA PS1, and the Hirshhorn Museum, spoken about extraterrestrial life at the Rubin Museum's BRAINWAVE series, and co-authored a book on interdisciplinarity in the arts, NA/SA: New Art Science Affinities. A collected book of her essays, High Frontiers, is now available from Publication Studio.
http://www.clairelevans.com/


VIDEO by NOTENDO
Jeff Donaldson is an audio/visual artist who has been working with feedback systems since the late 1980s. At the beginning of the new millennium, Donaldson began applying the concept of feedback to video game systems, transforming them into generative audio/visual instruments. Since publishing his video work online, Donaldson has exhibited internationally as well as helped to pioneer the fields of video bending and glitch aesthetics.
http://notendo.com/


MUSIC by YOUNG MALE
Young Male is a Techno project begun in 2008 by Quinn Taylor. Live performances utilize only a Roland TR909 drum machine, a mixer, guitar fx pedals, and spooky atmospheric sound textures played through an Ipod. He is a member of the New York crew/record label White Material, a group of Techno, House, and Noise musicians.
ā€œIā€™m making computer music, but made by a man, a man with a soul.ā€
http://quinntaylor.us/

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JACOB CIOCCI / NICK FAUST / HARIBO
Saturday April 20th @ OUTPOST ARTIST RESOURCES

VIDEO by JACOB CIOCCI
Jacob Ciocci is a founding member of the Paper Rad art collective and the performance group Extreme Animals. Jacob's work is concerned with the relationship between popular culture, popular technology, and collective experience. In his videos, installations and performances, the cultural symbols of our time, both the popular and the obscure, both the contemporary and the recently forgotten confront one another and the viewer on a visceral, emotional, and experiential level. He has performed and exhibited at a variety of venues including the New Museum, MOMA New York, Tate Britain, and more recently Anthology Film Archives and CAM Raleigh.
http://jacobciocci.org/
http://www.extremeanimals.biz/
http://www.paperrad.org/newindex.html


TALK by NICK FAUST
Nick Faust (b. 1989, Atlanta, Georgia) is an arts writer currently working on such topics as Byzantine Iconoclasm and early Post-Modern Painting Rhetoric, Art Production and Weight Lifting, Early 2000s Pop Country Production Techniques and Bad Painting, Grime Instrumentals/Slam Death Metal and the Monumental, Labor Politics in the NBA, and the Iconography of SEC Football. He's written for WFMU and iLikethisArt.net, and uses his Facebook primarily as an art database covering everything from Georgian Orthodox Icons, Haitian painting in the 60s, German Minimalism, the Rococo and its descendants, post-Color Field post-Pop Comic Abstraction, Light and Space, to Argentinian OP. He is currently finishing his BFA at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He enjoys watching boxing, basketball, professional wrestling, mixed martial arts, erotic horror movies, spoofs and the military channel in his free time along with lifting weights and dancing.
http://www.ctartlist.com/1/post/2013/03/feed-the-need-artist-nick-faust-keeps-finding-new-art-simple-by-using-his-facebook-feed.html


MUSIC by HARIBO
HARIBO is the performance supergroup of Raul De Nieves, Jessie Stead and Nathan Whipple. A master blend of punk installation, live show and original music, HARIBO has presented their cross-genre pop-operettas to sold out crowds in New York and internationally. Recent engagements include Performa 11, MoMA PS1, Fitzroy Gallery, Real Fine Arts, Cage, Santos Party House, Styx Gallery and Akershus Kunstsenter. HARIBO have appeared in numerous motion-pictures and will soon release their debut studio LP and several paintings.
http://haribolive.tumblr.com/

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BRENNA MURPHY / ANDEREW JEFFREY WRIGHT / ALIEN WHALE
Friday March 15th @ OUTPOST ARTIST RESOURCES


VIDEO by BRENNA MURPHY (Portland, OR)
Brenna Murphy uses personal recording devices and computer graphics programs to weave digital labyrinths in an ongoing meditation on the psychedelic composition of sensory experience in physical and virtual realms. She also collaboratively creates sculptural analog synthesizers, interactive sound installations and rituals in the duo MSHR. She works from her home in Portland, Oregon, USA.
www.BmRuErNpNhAy.com
www.MSHR.info


TALK /COMEDY by ANDREW JEFFREY WRIGHT (Philadelphia, PA)
Andrew Jeffrey Wright is a current and founding member of Philadelphia's Space 1026. His works include performance, animation, drawing, painting, collage, photography, sculpture, video, installation and screen printing. AJW has toured his comedy as the opening act for such bands as Man Man, Sweatheart, Narwhalz Of Sound and Cursive. He has opened for Lightning Bolt as well as Fred Armisen. AJW has performed in many venues including The UCB Theater in Manhatten, the PS1 MOMA in Brooklyn and Cinefamily in LA. He is one half of the comedy team The New Dreamz. AJW has had solo art shows in many cities from Tokyo to San Francisco to Austin to Philadelphia and more. He has won the top prize for animation at the New York Underground Film Festival and the New York Comedy Film Festival.
http://andrewjeffreywright.com/


MUSIC by ALIEN WHALE (Colin Langenus, Matt Mottel, Nick Lesley)
Sludge psych and proper rock n roll thru communication and intrinsic musicianship...guitar solos, deep riffs and monster fills. Alien whale emerged in 2009 with a formative expressive value to blast and satisfy a musical necessity for each member of the group.
Comprised of Colin Langenus (x usaisamonster/colin l orchestra/csc funk band) on guitar with Matt Mottel (talibam!, csc funk band, platinum vision) and Nick Lesley on drums (necking, hair jail)... alien whale is three musicians who know the old guard approach to noise psych and wanted to uphold that tradition on their own terms... a sweet bubble in your bowl to toke... everyone needs their own alien whale...
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Alien_Whale/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVaXcs-RB9Y