Abattoir Projects Series
Sound Art and Performance (2012)
Abattoir Projects is a curatorial initiative whose goal is to provide a platform for hybrid and difficult-to-classify artists to contextualize their own work. Using a model that is itself a hybrid — part archivist, part promoter, part publisher — Abattoir Projects seeks to fund and produce documentation of these artists' work in order to preserve their intentions while their practices and ideas are still new.
A performance showcasing works of hybrid practice involving the piano. The word “open” refers not only to the position of the lid of the piano, exposing the soundboard, strings and other internal parts of the piano , but also to the notion that the Idea of the instrument is available to us to modify in order to create new and unique instruments. This modification is more than just instrumentation, it is a new aspect of composition–it no longer suffices to merely record the notes one plays in one’s score. Rather, the composer must document the creation of a new, hybrid instrument as well as teach the audience how it is played.
Press Release: Open Piano — Jan 7, 2012
HARDWARE showcases artists whose practice involves the re-contextualization of electronic devices in ways that subvert cultural expectations.
Press Release: HARDWARE — Feb 14, 2012