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from Empire MHz, work-in-progress, Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere


Kabir Carter, Seth Cluett, Mattin, Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere
Curated by Jens Maier-Rothe

April 3 – 24, 2010
Diapason, 882 3rd Avenue, 10th floor, Brooklyn, NY

«Fadings» are occasional gaps in the frequency reception, often caused by geographic obstacles and interfering transmitters closeby. These gaps are widely known to occur when a car radio suddenly looses the signal at a traffic light stop and moving the car only a few inches forward brings the music back. The title also blurs the active mixing of multiple sources with the way in which sounds or memories passively fade over time. The four performative events will variantly seek, provoke, frequent and intensify such fadings in the framework of the show.

The two projects «Fadings» and «Untitled (for resonants)» jointly comprise the third volume in a series of group shows investigating the materiality of sound. Following up on two previous inquiries into the notions of recycling and simultaneity, this one focuses on acoustic resonance, on sound resonating in space as opposed to light reflecting space. The show brings together various positions on echo-political aesthetics and assess their potential for critical discourse.

Four events (fadings) overlap with four installations (resonants) during four days at the gallery:

April 03 - 8pm, Seth Cluett, «The Chorus of Idle Footsteps», performance

April 10 - 8pm, Kabir Carter, «Overexcited Recaptures», performance

April 17 - 6pm, Mattin, «Opening Discussion»

April 24 - 6pm, Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, «Listening Takes Effort.»