Icebox Project Space
A Corporeal Orchestration of Sounds and X’Cambó Pink
Opening Reception August 19th, 7-9pm
hours: Thursday – Sunday 12-6pm
The Icebox Project Space is excited to announce the next resident artist project by Mina Zarfsaz and Matthew Belknap. A Corporeal Orchestration of Sounds is an interactive installation founded in the cross roads between the uniqueness of an individual, bit, beat, sound, and their ability–through collective intervention–to change not only the music, conductor, and orchestra but also the space itself.
A Corporeal Orchestration of Sounds pronounces the rhythmic patterns, qualities, and dynamics of power between body and space. This project affords an empathic space for tuning our ears to the presence of others in the space to aspire for a greater effect. Like an orchestra of acoustic instruments, it is the body of the spectator that co-composes the music by coordinating movements with others. All the instruments and the music of this orchestra as well as the physical orientation of the space in which the music is heard is reconstituted by how the spectators together reorganize the rhythmic content. We believe that sound and music can be uniquely effective in forging intimate and visceral connections between spectators and actually elicit changes in thought and behavior. This music has no beginning, no middle and no end. It never repeats itself exactly.
In conjunction with A Corporeal Orchestration of Sounds, Andrew Cameron Zahn is presenting a site specific interactive installation, X’Cambó Pink, in the Grey Area that is in dialogue with similar concerns around body, sound, and environment.
X’Cambó (or X’Cambó Pink) is an exploration of how the human body interacts with the natural world. Using content derived from remote salt flats in the Yucatan, X’Cambó shows the body and organic elements interacting as a single organism.
CALL FOR VIDEO PROPOSALS
Too often artists are asked to submit and exhibit with no compensation. The Icebox will offer a $500 stipend to a selected artist, to be used at their discretion, with the aim of completing and screening of a new video work in the Icebox, Spring 2018.
Deadline: October 29th, applicants to be notified early November
To be considered:
Send an email to email@example.com, including
– Include 2018 video commission in the subject line
– 2 relevant work samples (Vimeo, Youtube, website links)
– A project description (no more than 300 words, include why this should screen at the Icebox)
Icebox Project Space projection system info
north wall east wall
Files: Windows Media (DirectShow) or QuickTime-compatible format
Video Residency includes access to the Icebox Project Space and technical support.
September 6th through October 14th
The Icebox Project Space is pleased to announce Distance≠Time, an immersive multimedia exhibition featuring the efforts of two collectivesthat investigate relationships between science and the self: the Dr. Pawel Norway Dream Machine, an interactive installation and performance by the Culture Industry Dot Club, and Time Camp 001, artworks, multimedia workshops, and lectures by the Black Quantum Futurism. This five-week exhibition runs from September 6th to October 14th and will feature opening and closing receptions, interactive performances, lectures and a panel discussion.
Throughout the duration of the show, objects and artifacts will be on display from both collectives, including user-activated stations for dream analysis from the Dr. Pawel Norway Dream Machine and juried submissions for Time Camp 001, selected by Rasheedah Phillips. Please join us at our receptions for the artists, or visit us weekly, Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6pm.
Show runs September 6th to October 12, Wednesdays through Saturdays, 12:00 – 6:00 pm.
September 8 6:30 – 7:15, 8:00 – 9:30 pm: Dr. Pawel Norway Dream Machine performances
September 9 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Dream Dance Party, Dr. Pawel Norway performance, panel discussion with David Serlin
September 14 6-9pm: Distance≠Time opening reception
September 30 11:30-6:45pm: Time Camp 001
October 1 12:30-6pm: Time Camp 001
October 12 6-9pm Closing reception
Time Camp 001 exhibiting artists: Amy Lee Ketchum, Blache Marie and Rose F., Darian Longmire, Dash, Laura Deutch and Katya Gorker, Euca, Graupy, Kaitlin Pomerantz, Keith Lemley, Marcelline Mandeng, M. Asli Dukan, M. Mohamed, Nadahada, Oji, Ras Cutlass, Razan AlSalah, Redeem Pettaway, Richard R. Ross and Robert A. Young, Risha Rox, Sydney Cain, Sara Zia Ebrahimi and Gralin Hughes, Ytasha L. Womack, Judith Sönnicken and Zein Nakhoda.
Presenters / Workshop / Performers: Kendra Krueger and Alex Harsley, Blache Marie and Rose, Angie Holiday, Nickelangelo, Sapphire Woods, Nathan Fried, Maggie Lily, Matt Kalasky, Jazmyn Burton, Molina Speaks, Asia Dorsey, Sheree LoveMestiza Brown, Interminable, Moor Mother, Solarized, and Roksana Filipowska & Jay Muhlin.
Time Camp 001 is a ticketed event. Ticket Information coming soon.
Culture Industry Dot Club is at once a domain name and the name of a collective. It is a dynamic assemblage of artist-researchers engaged with emergent media practices and deep historical and theoretical research. While the thematic foci of our projects vary, at the core of our research and practice is a ruthless effort to critique (much like the Frankfurt school, the progenitors of our namesake) the dominant ideology of our time, which is embedded within every consumer technology and media experience. Working under Culture Industry Dot Club’s mission, Sofie Elana Hodara, Gabi Schaffzin, and Zachary Kaiser have designed the Dr. Pawel Norway Dream Machine experience to explore the repercussions of this ideology on the subconscious.
Sofie Hodara is a Boston-based multimedia artist, designer, and educator; she creates provocative non-utilitarian experiences using visual design practices. Gabi Schaffzin is pursuing his PhD in Art History with an Art Practice concentration at the University of California San Diego. His art and research consider the visual representation of pain and illness in a technologically mediated world dominated by a privileging of data over all else. Zachary Kaiser is Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Experience Architecture at Michigan State University. Focusing primarily on user experience design, his research interrogates design as a practice that is defined by the planning of a course of action to change an “existing” situation into a “preferred” one, by critiquing the systems and structures of power that determine both “existing” and “preferred.” This investigation questions the ontological implications of computational mediation within neoliberal governmentality.
Black Quantum Futurism is:
Black Quantum Futurism Collective (BQF) is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Camae Ayewa (Rockers!; Moor Mother) and Rasheedah Phillips (The AfroFuturist Affair; Metropolarity) exploring the intersections of futurism, creative media, DIY-aesthetics, and activism in marginalized communities through an alternative temporal lens. They weave science fiction realities with african concepts of time, ritual and sound to present innovative works that offer practical ways to escape time loops, oppression vortexes and the digital matrix. BQF Collective has created a number of community-based events and workshops, socially engaged art projects, experimental music projects, zine series, and two self-published anthologies of experimental essays on time and temporality. BQF is a 2017 Pew Fellow, 2017 Center for Emerging Visual Artists Fellow, 2016 A Blade of Grass Fellow, and has presented, exhibited, or performed at Stony Island Arts Bank, WORM! Rotterdam, Live Worms Gallery, Temple Contemporary, and more. BQF is the creator of the North Philly-based Community Futures Lab project.
The Icebox Project Space is proud to announce its Sound Residency Series
The Icebox is hosting sound-based artists within the space for periods between a few hours and up to 6 weeks, with a focus on experimentation and exploration of the unique acoustic properties of the Icebox (formerly an enormous walk-in freezer, which accounts for some of its unusual characteristics). At the end of each residency, the Icebox will release a track online and at the end of 2016, we intend to compile the tracks onto an LP, as a sonic document.