CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/29/2018
Join Artbook in the MoMA PS1 Book Space Saturday, March 31, from 3 - 5 PM, for a presentation and discussion titled "Sound Studies: Julia Santoli, Rachika S, Ed Bear."
Sound Studies is a monthly series that presents readings and multi-disciplinary works that explore sound through text or performance, critical engagement with music, sound art, live practices and histories, and investigations into the effects and affects of the sonic environment. The series considers sound in all of its expansiveness, and invites artists and thinkers across disciplines to present work, followed by a short discussion. Sound Studies is a collaborative, experimental research initiative in the form of an event series.
For this first edition of Sound Studies, we will hear from three interdisciplinary artists: Julia Santoli, Rachika S, and Ed Bear. The series is organized by artist Eames Armstrong.
RACHIKA S is a Brooklyn-based ambient-electronic producer and multi-instrumentalist whose work touches upon electro-acoustic methods, installation, and video. She magnifies latent sonic and harmonic qualities of her instrumental work using electronic processing techniques like granular synthesis, while pushing and resampling those digital apparatuses to the point of revealing their artifacts--situating her work within the transitional space between physical acoustics and digital audio, the real and the virtual. She also drums for several local bands, including queercore quartet MALLRAT, and writes for national music magazines including Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Time Out NY. She has spoken on panels and presented music at universities such as Hampshire College, Cornell University, and Wesleyan University, and her work in her various projects has been featured in publications including Tiny Mixtapes, Mask Magazine, Afropunk, New Noise Magazine and more. https://soundcloud.com/rachikas
ED BEAR is an American performing artist and engineer. His work with robotics, sound, video, transmission and collective improvisation investigates the questionable calibration of social relationships with material technology. As an educator and designer committed to an equitable, open source world, he researches and practices material reuse as a civil responsibility. He has toured extensively in North America and Europe as a musician and teacher.
EAMES ARMSTRONG is an artist and curator who works across painting, writing, and performance. Currently based in Brooklyn, they/she received an MFA from George Washington University in 2016. They have performed at the High Zero Festival, Sonic Circuits Festival, the Houston International Performance Art Biennale, the Fringe platform of the Venice International Performance Art Week; at Defibrillator, Chicago; Mobius, Cambridge, MA; Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn; and many other spots. Eames was the 2016 Emerging Curator at VisArts in Rockville, MD, and a recipient of the Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship in Washington, DC. Eames has spoken at the Corcoran College of Art and at the Luce Foundation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Eames is the 2018 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow at ISSUE Project Room with their collaborative Queer Trash, and the curatorial fellow in the Queer | Art | Mentorship program. http://www.eamesarmstrong.com/
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