Spread Art presents the Creative [sonic / performance] Incubator @ detroit contemporary!
The third Thursday of every month The Creative [ ] Incubator invites creatives to experiment with the low and the hi tech while exploring new possibilities in an improvised, collaborative performance environment. Each month features a different [focus] discipline. Now in its 6th month, March 2014 shines a spotlight on [sonic / performance].
Tess Walkowski (Detroit)
Panoply Performance Laboratory (Brooklyn)
Future Death Toll (Portland / Brooklyn)
Thomas Bell (Detroit)
Spread Art @detroit contemporary
5141 Rosa Parks Blvd
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Performances: 9pm to 11pm
$5 suggested donation
Tess Walkowski is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on performative installations, music, and sculpture, and text. Her physical work often hovers between the boundry of art and architecture creating spaces for rupture and exploration, creating intervensions and intensities Her work often deals with issues such as the void, the other, abandon, seduction, social norms and cues. Her work invites the viewer to engage, experience, explore, and activate. She performs solo shows as musician, which involve a visceral mix which nods to no wave/noise/and punk with a boundary crossing mix of vocals/synth/guitar/drums/loops. Her practice aims at intensity, becoming, and experiencing. She is the founder of KEINHAUS a space for experimental sound and music in Hamtramck MI
PANOPLY PERFORMANCE LABORATORY (Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle) is unbounded by discipline or field, we collect ourselves around processes, theorizing social systems, ideological structures, modes of production, and epistemic genealogies via actions, relational constructs, images, noise, text, interactions, and objects. Past projects have included a durational diner, a silviculture museum, happenings, full-length operas, workshops, solo and duo actions, conferences, concerts, gallery exhibitions, and large-scale collaborative works of constructional institutional critique. Often focusing on conflicts between individualism and collectivity, PPL’s engagements have included residencies across from the NY Stock Exchange on Wall Street and at community colleges, settlement houses, squats, and in other spaces across social spheres. PPL takes one USA tour and one International tour each year, devising site-and-context-specific work outside of their home city of Brooklyn, where PPL is also the name of a studio performance space. www.panoplylab.org.
MAROONING: for Detroit
MAROONING is a series of site-and-context specific performances and performance lectures which attempt to index aspects and characteristics of any single situation and any individual humans present. Full of faults, mistakes, and failure, these attempts split at the seams, exposing emotional currents, agencies, intersubjectivities, and other non-parsable forces of energetic chaos. Ultimately, we are fragile bodies marooned between consciousness and cause, between location and perspective, and between the social contracts of collective action and the private horrors of physical sensation.
FUTURE DEATH TOLL aims to introduce work that uses light, sound, and movement as a metaphorical stand-in for issues like mortality, death, diseases, prison as a corporation, intellectual property rights, and subjective destitution. Pondering questions like: how can we make performances with people not in the same room? would that also work for several performers in several different places? would this create or fill a void? how can this engage the public? what’s the most minimal amount of material required to conceptually encapsulate the relevant point? how can we heighten the sense of the present? how are we going to choreograph these disparate movements? These questions become fodder for communication & collaboration between a small, but by no means exclusive, group of performers. Poems, trash bags, heavy breathing, sweat, hair clippers, and orange provide transcendent beauty in an otherwise somber landscape.
The Creative [ ] Incubator began as The Creative Music Incubator, hosted for 1 year at The Tank in NYC. Now based in Detroit, the series maintains its focus on experimentation and collaboration, while exploring different creative discipline each month.
If you are interested to get involved in a future edition of The Creative [ ] Incubator, email email@example.com